The New Yorker had a great piece on the psychology of procrastination last week. You can see the full text here.
As someone who procrastinated on her MFA applications in the past (among other things), it got me thinking. Sure I still have at least three months until my first application is due (January 15), but I am still putting off revising my Statement of Purpose, contacting recommenders who might be valuable to me, and generally telling myself you have time. Last year I did the exact same thing and ended up accepted to a program, rejected from three, and ultimately not finding a good fit.
So my question for all you MFA-ers out there is: how do you deal with procrastination? Our profession is so self-driven, what motivates you on a day-to-day basis? Any tips and tricks for a highly passionate but very procrastinating fellow writer?