Cocktails while writing.
Mmmmm. Drinking one of the Best Margaritas in the World (see above post) while writing a paper is a really good way to make the process just a little more painless. (Another good way is the new little digital voice recorder I just bought - I'm a much faster and more glib talker than writer, so it speeds up the prewriting/note-taking/thinking time considerably - plus, who wants to procrastinate when they have a new little electronic toy they could be playing with? Good on all counts!)
Back to my margarita. (GOD I love this desktop widget blog post thingy.)