The talk gave me a couple of lightbulb moments:
1. This is me... Although on reflection my fun monkey is more of a 10% fun, 90% other things that need doing (like weeding gardens and dusting skirting boards), but despite the best efforts of the Captain, sometimes the fun monkey steers my ship.
2. The difference between procrastinators that do get stuff done and those that don't is a deadline. And again, this is me... In all parts of my life, not just writing. I need more deadlines/timelines.
3. Listening to a TED talk during what could have been writing time - who was in charge there? Probably the fun monkey.
Anyway, if you're not supposed to be writing, or working or whatever, and you'd got a free 15 minutes, here's the link to the talk:
Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator