Monday, July 22, 2013

David Jester – Beware the Procrastination Demons

Beware the Procrastination Demons

by David Jester

I’ma huge procrastinator. I work out of an office at the back of my house and one of my first attempts at fixing my procrastination was not to put a television in the office — I didn’t have a Facebook account back then and didn’t waste much time online. I hoped that the lack of a television would force me to concentrate more on the computer, but as it turned out I just spent less time in the office and more downstairs, in front of the television.

I’m always doing it, regardless of what I’m writing or working on. Since I started typing this I’ve already paused to check my email and have a quick look at Facebook. It’s not that I have a short attention span or that I can’t be bothered, but it does feel rude. It’s the literary equivalent of stopping someone mid-conversation to make a phone call or laugh at text messages from your racist uncle. I feel I’m doing my book a disservice and when I return. I feel I should apologize.

I do have days where I get so wrapped up in my work that I ignore everything else, and those days can go on and extend into a week or so, during which I can get an amazing amount of work done, but I think I’m missing a trick. When I compare the times of clarity to the ones of sluggish laziness, I realize just how productive and prolific a writer I could be.

There is no cure. Strict deadlines do help, but it’s hard to impose deadlines when you work for yourself. I think I just have to accept it as a fact of life.

Evergreen is the peaceful, idyllic home for a bustling traveler community. It is home to Patrick Ryan, the figurehead of the community; home to Aidan McCleary, Patrick’s mentor and friend; home to scores of youngsters and generations of families. But now Evergreen is also home to a sadistic serial killer, someone who is targeting the youngsters of this once peaceful community.

They know the killer lives among them, know that one of their own is tearing this small community apart. They want to deal with it themselves, to track down the killer and deliver their own justice, but can they find him before he rips their home apart?

Evergreen is a serial killer thriller/whodunnit with a macabre and sinister slant. A book not for the faint hearted.

Novella length. Approximately 23.000 words (100 pages)

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Genre – Horror

Rating – PG13

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