If I just buckle down, work happens. I am reminded of an interview I heard once with John McPhee . His prose reads effortlessly, and he's written 27 books, so I was amazed to hear he too wrestles with procrastination. He said that in the morning, when he goes into his study, he ties himself to his chair with his bathrobe's belt, so he doesn't wander off. "And if I make a lunch date with a friend, then that's it for the day. NOTHING gets done." So I finished three 8x10 pieces yesterday, down to matting for display.