Sunday, 15 May 2016

Procrastination...

Yes, I'm guilty of procrastination. I don't intend to, but somehow time passes and then it's too late to get started because everyone is home again and I need quiet to write.

Procrastination...
I'm recovering from three busy months, and there's been lots of personal life stuff that has been taking up the remaining time too. So the second draft rewrite really has been the last thing on my mind.

But I'm determined to make the most of the free time available- yes, I know I've said that before!

Having to shift all my office around while the computer was being replaced didn't help. It's not quite back to how I need it, so I'm going to concentrate on finishing that. There's still a few things I want but can't access easily, so times wasted searching...

I'm fortunate that I have the end of the old dining room to house my office, but it still has to double as a temporary storage area for other things until we've shifted other room contents around- that's slow progress.

Hopefully by the time I'm finished there will be enough fodder for me to write a short article on procrastination for one of the annual trophies at the writers' club- it's for non-fiction, and this year's subject just happens to be procrastination.

So I am sort of working... :D

Right, I need to get started, it's the recycling collection day tomorrow.

Do you have any anti-procrastination tips that you can recommend?






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10 comments:

  1. Look on the bright side, Carol. You didn't procrastinate about writing your blog post.

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  2. Hope you get your office the way you want it soon, Carol. I am an expert at procrastination. The only thing that works for me is just being strict with myself and as I've never liked being told what to do, it doesn't work very often ;-) Good luck with the article xx

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    1. Still a few bits to do, Teresa, but I think storage baskets/boxes are going to work best for the problem areas.

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  3. Procrastination is my middle name, Carol - no tips I'm afraid.

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    1. I'm sure we are all guilty at times, Wendy. :-)

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  4. I'm another expert procrastinator, Carol! I think we need these short times in our writing life to sort out our thoughts or work area and so on. At other times, just going for a walk or reading a story is all we need to get back on track.

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    1. I have to say that having taken a few days out, I've found myself ready to get back to writing, Rosemary.

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  5. I'm another procrastinator. I don't mind not writing because I'm doing something else I need or want to do, but it does bother me when I realise I've just been wasting time. The internet is the biggest cause of that, so I'm going to try harder to keep that under control.

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    1. That's very true, Patsy.

      Even though I haven't done much writing this week, I've done lots of other things that needed doing, so I haven't totally wasted my time. :-)

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