Did you see the study about procrastination that came out this week?
The study was published in Psychological Science. It found that procrastination is a trait that can be inherited. That makes me feel a lot better! Of course, I know DNA is destiny. That’s why I have my mother’s eyes and my my dad’s hair. The more we learn about DNA , the more we realize the truth of many old bromides such as “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Who was the procrastinator in my family? Must have been a few generations back because the only one I see in the mirror is me!
Which brings me to this conclusion:
1. Procrastination may be just one step in the process of creation. As I said in my blog post this week, it took me months to complete my upcoming book Jack in the Green. Creating new adventures that I truly hope you’ll love is fun for me. But it’s a challenge, too. Sometimes, it’s like baking a cake. If you take it out of the oven too soon, you don’t have a delicious dessert. What you have is a mess. Sometimes, waiting it a good thing. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
Now here’s the second part of the study. Those who procrastinate are also likely to be impulsive.
Which might mean procrastinators like me are people who like to get ahead of the crowd, so:
For those of you who prefer to order from Amazon or NOOK, I’ll have to ask for your patience. We’re working on it. We’ll let you know the moment we have something to report.
And my third observation from the past week:
3. You folks are absolutely phenomenal and even though I already knew that, you proved it twice again this week. For the almost unheard of SIX weeks in a row now, you’ve put Deadly Dozen on the USA Today Bestsellers List!
But you didn’t stop there. You also pushed Due Justice up the charts at Nook to #1 Bestseller!
Thank you to the Best Readers in the World!!! I hope you know how amazingly fabulous you are!!
And please tell me I’m not the only one who inherited the procrastinator/impulsive gene from some ancient relative???