Writing

The Queen of Procrastination

I am the very queen of procrastination today. I’ll do my original goal of 2,000 words – I think I did most of that this morning. But the rest of the time that I spent sitting at my desk?

  1. Twitter. Twitter is the devil.
  2. NaNoWriMo site, going through forums. Because it’s part of NaNo, right? Community and all that? Surely that counts. *HONK* Fail.
  3. Reading a book about writing. Again, although helpful, it doesn’t count. Writing words counts, reading them…not so much.
  4. I did several versions of a cover for my unwritten novel. Sorry, let me place the stress where it needs to go: my UNWRITTEN novel. Epic Fail.
  5. Gaming news.
  6. Facebook.
  7. Opened Scrivener 3,789 times, changed a few things, wrote a paragraph or two. Yaay me.
  8. *cries*

 


(real name removed, of course)

4 thoughts on “The Queen of Procrastination

  1. Ha. I know how you feel.. Though a lot of my time goes on reading and doing things for my book blog (and Twitter. Twitter is the devil.) so not aaall bad. And I do value the NaNo community as a part of it! You only get that once a year, right? Besides, you’re doing amazingly well even if you think you aren’t! Most people who are keeping up are somewhere around 6k words today so woo! Keep going!

    Also, as much as you shouldn’t be making covers for your UNFINISHED novel *slaps hand* it’s bloody awesome. If I ever go self-published…

  2. I think I’ve done everyone of these! ;) I’m trying to fit writing my 50K in between reading my “Dummies” book for writing YA fiction, reading books & articles on the Civil War (my setting), and visiting sites, twitter, and links. LOL, it’s good to see I’m not alone! But I am waay behind you with only a little over 5000 words so far. (Oh, and I’ve worked on a cover too, but I’m not satisfied with it yet.) ;)
    Happy writing (…and procratinating)!!!

  3. Glad I’m not the only one!

    I was recently reading the wonderful 500 Ways to Be A Better Writer by Chuck Wendig, and I laughed so hard at: “We writers are easily distracted, like raccoons, babies, and — I’m sorry, where was I? The sun just glinted on a quarter and I found myself mesmerized for — *checks watch* — about 45 minutes.”

    And about the cover? Any time. :)

  4. I feel your pain…and I am going to propose a solution: “Freedom” for Windows or Mac. In the latest issue of “Poets and Writers” magazine I read a great article by Ellen Sussman in The Literary Life department called “A Writer’s Daily Habit: Four Steps to Higher Productivity.” She mentioned a $10.00 program called “Freedom,” which basically blocks the internet for a specific amount of time(15 to 480 minutes), so one can work in peace. I’m going to d/l this program today and give it a go as they have a trial copy. If all goes well, I’m going to buy it. I have a feeling it might just be what the doctor ordered and help immensely. I’ve been “on” for two hours now and this post and two notes are about it for productivity (I did however, see some seriously amazing stuff about Jackson’s Hobbit)…LOL! BTW, Your cover is killer :-)Slainte!

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