Whether you’re a full-time blogger or a social media marketer who’s occasionally tasked with writing social media copy, I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced the temptation to procrastinate in the middle of your writing process.
Maybe you type your introductory sentence and then open Pinterest. Perhaps you finish a section of your post and then, losing steam, decide to wash your dishes, instead.
Whatever it is, we’ve all been there. Writing is a tough and tedious process, and there are plenty of moments where procrastination is much more tempting than writing one more sentence.
But if you’re on a tight deadline, it’s critical you’re able to stay focused. Here, Henneke Duistermaat, founder of, dives into strategies writers can use to avoid procrastination the next time they’re on a tight deadline and can’t afford to spend any more time refreshing their Pinterest feeds.
Let’s dive into the strategies you can use to stop procrastinating during your writing process — and how to become a more joyful writer, instead.