JK Rowling Is Literally All Of Us When It Comes To Procrastinating
Good news for procrastinators everywhere: The woman who made nearly $1 billion writing over 4,000 pages of "Harry Potter" procrastinates, too.
I mean, if JK ROWLING procrastinates, I think you can cut yourself a break for spending the last half hour on Facebook.
On Thursday, our magical queen was apparently putting pen to paper again (!!!) when she faced some writer's block. (It's unclear what project she's working on, but my money is on the new children's book she announced in November.)
Just like you would, Jo turned to the Internet to share her woes when she got stuck -- and it was glorious.
It seems Jo struggled this week with her new characters' genders.
I'm not sure why I love JK Rowling using the word "genitalia" so much, but I do.
British author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera commiserated with Jo on the writer's block, prompting a procrastination-off.
@jk_rowling I've changed the font on 3,000 words. So you're still winning. — Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) January 28, 2016
Apparently, Jo is writing something involving bullet points and shading?
@Sathnam I've messed about with bullet points and shading, too. You can waste a lot of time on a plan while feeling vaguely productive. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2016
Ahhhh, just tell us!
Then, the two really went in on a conversation about fonts. I guess JK Rowling is not too fond of Arial and Helvetica.
@Sathnam Currently using Cambria. Love Times New Roman. Calibri's not the worst. I'd handwrite a manuscript before I used Arial or Helvetica — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2016
@Sathnam Narrow lined A4 is optimal. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2016
Jo, what did Helvetica do to you???
Then, British comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar chimed in on the convo.
@TVSanjeev @Sathnam Little known fact about the Cambria font. It has nothing to do with Wales. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2016
No, I don't get the Wales joke, either.
So all in all, not a lot of writing got done on anyone's end.
@jk_rowling @TVSanjeev @mark_haddon procrastinating by tweeting about procrastinating about fonts is a new low for all of us, I fear. — Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) January 28, 2016
But, Queen Jo had no shame.
@Sathnam @TVSanjeev @mark_haddon #notashamed #AWritersLifeIsALonelyLife — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2016
Awww, don't be lonely, Jo! You have millions of friends watching your every tweet avidly. I don't know about you guys, but I'm never feeling bad about my procrastination again.