I say 'again', because I'm sure I've done a post about this before (probably when I should have been doing something else).
The creative process chart I stumbled on pretty much sums up how I work. Sure you can substitute binge eating (smoking. Definitely the choice of the true procrastinator.) and discouraged napping (absolutely not feasible with a boisterous six year old in the house) but the pie slice ratio will remain the same. The killer combo of a blank sheet of paper and a looming deadline invariably results in me immediately getting the urge to do something else. Anything else. Having two illustrations to produce this week resulted in the knitted rabbit you see below - who'd have thought I could be so industrious while not being industrious?
(Oh and the illustrations did make the deadline, accompanied by my usual mad panic, last minute drama).