Thursday, October 28, 2010

Procrastination Station

It is not even November, the month for procrastinating on writing a novel (also known as NaNoWriMo), and I am already taking up the habit of doing everything but what needs to be done that is writing related!

So far this week, instead of doing any of the research I meant to do and preparing for NaNoWriMo I have:

1) Done a full revision of BoG even though I said I was going to shelve it for a while and work on Helen instead.

2) Built an author website.

3) Involved myself in development of an audiodrama with some of my wildly creative friends from The Writers Block forum. (I imagine there will be more to discuss in this matter after NaNoWriMo.)

4) Read Catching Fire and Mockingjay in less than two days. (HOLY CRAP PEOPLE. as if putting those books down was even an OPTION at any time!)

5) Began reading The Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold. (2 books down, 2 to go)

6) Read up on Bonnie and Clyde (obviously) who may or may not be tangentially related to my NaNoWriMo novel, but more than likely won't really make it in because this book is already going to be a giant mess even without adding in that whole next level of complication.

Needless to say, this November is not going to go quite so easily as last November did, wordcount-wise. I expect that I will be struggling much more this year, because the book is something I've never tried writing before and involves different techniques than I'm used to. Plan for Fridays to be designated NaNoWriMo update posts-- possibly even just a wordcount update-- until I hit 50K. I will try not to procrastinate so much :)

What is your preferred method of procrastination?


  1. As long as you stay busy while you're procrastinating, I think it's okay. :)

  2. I think that depends on your definition of busy :)

  3. hehe I like that list.

    Although I'm in the minority of not liking the hunger games trilogy. Didn't like the Sharing Knife books so much, either... ah well.

    I'm BIG on procrastinating. I have nothing more than title and vague ideas... hm.

  4. Yes but we will need to look back on this week FONDLY with the NICEST of memories if we are going to survive november, right? Right?

    I mainly watched Horror movies and documentaries this week. LEGIT RESEARCH. It's good to know how the masters do stuff even if I won't be writing their level of SCARY. Also, I just like a good Horror movie.


  5. Tessa: I kept hearing about them and had to see what all the fuss was about. But I like Dag the most in the first book, less in these others so far. Bujold is one of my favorites :)

    Mia: I totally should have done that! But I get too scared so I can't watch that stuff :(

  6. Hee heee HEEEEEEE!!!!!

    I'm procrastinating too. I wrote a spooky story for Halloween. I think I just like evil laughter a bit too much. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!

  7. My preferred method of procrastination involves ice cream. I'm also fond of movies, books, games, and staring blankly at the ceiling for hours on end.

    You'll notice how dedicated I am to my craft because I waited four days to comment on this post. In the interim, I had ice cream three times.

  8. At least your procrastination is more writing, Diana :)

    Nate: Best comment EVER. *awards a gold star*


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