I mean “beat” in the present tense, of course. Because beating procrastination is an ongoing battle. For someone prone to procrastination, there’s no such thing as winning. You’re pretty much working against your own brain constantly in order to get important things done.
Before Ray swam a face. It was a very familiar face, so familiar that he didn’t think it unusual waking up and seeing it staring at him. The concern the face reflected was uncharacteristic however, and he tried to ask her what was wrong, but the words fell apart as they exited his mouth.
Linwood Barclay began writing stories at the age of eight, but when a family tragedy had him running his parents’ caravan park and cottage resort at 17, his dream of becoming an author looked unlikely to come true. It may have taken 30 years, but when it did, it really did.