I have a screenplay I’m working on. A screenplay with a pressing deadline and oh, 40 or more pages still needing to be written. So, naturally, I’m making fried chicken.
Here’s my brain’s rationalization.
“Laura, you’ve been working so hard. You should take a break.”
“But I still have so much work to do!”
“How about a compromise?”
“You want to keep working for as long as possible without taking a break, right?”
“So no breaks – except for lunch, which doesn’t count because you have to eat…you know, to keep up your energy while writing.”
“So why don’t you just take a few moments for yourself and MAKE ALL THE FRIED CHICKEN IN THE WORLD.”
So that’s what I did. And it took way longer than just a few moments.