So instead of writing a super urgent story for the newspaper, I spent all morning nailing things (cutlery) to the wall in the kitchen.
noun: procrastination; plural noun: procrastinations
the action of delaying or postponing something.“your first tip is to avoid procrastination”2. nailing miscellaneous cutlery to your wall when you should be writing
synonyms: dithering, delaying tactics, dilatoriness, stalling, temporizing,