Putting first things first sounds easy enough, but in everyday life we all prefer doing first what we like best. Writers find a thousand reasons to procrastinate. At least yours truly. I used to spend a lot of time sharpening my pencils, filling my pipe and making "important" phone calls until I decided to write with mechanical pencils, stopped smoking and forbade myself to pick up the phone during working hours. Do I start writing immediately now? No. Instead I prepare a badly needed fresh cup of coffee or browse the internet (I call that doing research!) or clean up my computer's desktop. So don't expect advice from me how to follow my own rules.