Grunt work is the stuff that needs doing but isn’t fun or interesting to do. It’s what I’m doing now; and for me it takes much more discipline than I usually have. I’m more a big picture person than a detail person. I’ll take care of the details, but first…..
I have a couple of genealogy projects on hold waiting for FHL films to arrive. This is the perfect time to fill in the holes in my citations. And, boy, do I have holes!
Yes, I know that I should include citations immediately when I add new information. I do that when I have just a few new data points. Good. But when I’ve come across a lot of new information, I’m just anxious to get it all in and see how the pieces fit in with the old information. Hence: procrastination.
If you were to look up the definition of “Pay me now, or pay me later” you’d find my picture.