Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I'm a big fan of Douglas Adams, the brilliant author of the five part trilogy, The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He also wrote the Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency, the third installment on which he was working when he died.

I've never been as quirky or original, but I do share one of his most infamous traits - procrastination. While he had it down to a science, I merely get caught up in research or other creative endeavors and lose track of time.

I am blessed with the ability to write just about anywhere;on the hood of the car at the drive-in, in the hospital waiting room,even the dentist's chair. It makes it harder to blow off deadlines.

But this month is hectic and while there's still time, sand is racing through the hourglass and crashing to the dunes below. I'll be shocked if I can finish this book while creating bracelets and a sculpture that have their own deadlines.

Fortunately the words of the incomparable Douglas Adams sustain me, "Deadlines.I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."


  1. Anonymous3:54 PM

    42. It's the answer to everything.

    (I have a signed Douglas Adams anthology and you can't have it.)

  2. What?? That's just plain mean!! Can I look at it, maybe even touch it? I'll wear white editing gloves. I am so jealous right now you have no idea. TUMF,AATH,and Spartans were bad enough but this takes the cake.
    Can't write. Sulking.

  3. Anonymous4:12 PM

    teehee :-)

    You'll have to come here if you want to touch it. Great, now I sound like a pervert. Come touch my book, little girl!

  4. Sheryl, I'm telling you, it's not procrastination if you put it off right now, I mean this very minute!

    Me, behave.

    On the other hand, the heck with that, you're having too much fun with this ;)

    fjyluzer - a loser who reeks of fudge

  5. Me is definitely a pervert. Sadly, we don't have the picture to prove it lol

  6. Anonymous8:41 AM

    I'm quite sad that one never materialized.

  7. I got to hear Douglas Adams read from one of his books, Last Chance to See. He was wonderful. But then, if you've ever listened to the Dirk Gently books on tape you would know that, since he reads them.
    I had a biography of him, but the last time I saw it Glamour Geek had it. You might ask if she's done with it. Just a thought.
    I wish he were still here writing. God Bless Terry Pratchett, that's all I can say.

    tadtaem - the illiterate dyslexic's version of a tag team.
    (Okay, I know that's lame. /You/ have my permission to better it!)

  8. me does offer you chocolate a lot...i'm just saying, that pervert line may be closer to the truth than you think...

    and CMS, just remember- you are light years ahead of me (not the pervert, the other one) on the goal of deadlines. sheesh