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For All You Procrastinators – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

This is pretty much how I’ve been feeling lately.



This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Foreigner


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You know you’re a writer when you’ve found a million ways to procrastinate #writer #writing

Guilty of reading and daydreaming 🙂

G.L. Cromarty

You know you’re a writer when you’ve found a million ways to procrastinate…here are a few tips to help you spot the procrastination pitfalls.

Reading really is the perfect excuse for any writer because you can convince yourself that it is actually helping you to become a better writer. Yes, it certainly is, but sometimes you do need to put the book down and get back to your keyboard and write.

Snacks.If you want to keep your writing brain in tip-top working order you need a snack, right? Yes, until you realise you’ve eaten enough food for a small party, and then it’s time to explore the possibility that you might be letting procrastination creep in.

Daydreaming is the birthplace of all good plot ideas. But maybe if you’re daydreaming about ‘fetching another snack’, it’s time to get on with actually writing the book!

Editing! Is the worst form of writer procrastination. You know you need…

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50 Things A Writer Notices Whilst Procrastinating #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

I seem to notice quite a few things when I’m procrastinating, including many of the ones on this list.



The writer state of procrastinating is an interesting one and worthy of a blog post.

When a writer wants towrite they crawl away into their cave and are not seen for hours, days and sometimes even months. The only things they notice are typos, adverbs and their word count.

When a writer is procrastinating they wander out of their cave and almost immediately become very productive. There are so many things a writer will notice when they are doing their best to avoid writing.

Here is a list of 50 things a writer notices whilst procrastinating:

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A Funny Little Coincidence

So, I reblogged a post yesterday that listed some funny responses for writers when asked how their book is coming along. And what happens to me at work today? One of my coworkers asked me this morning how I’m coming along with my writing. I was tempted to say something witty, like in the post from yesterday, but instead I just said I wasn’t getting as much done as I would have liked and have been trying to get back to working on my WIP after getting distracted with publishing and trying to promote my short story collection, Chronicles of Riss, and by life in general.

And I did actually work on my WIP for a few minutes this evening and got another 100 words done. A little progress, then. Every little bit helps, right?


My excuse? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (excuse)



I admit it. I’ve been slacking a bit lately on a few things.

On my writing.

On blogging.

On working out on my Wii Fit.

I haven’t worked on my WIP book in a couple months or so now. But I have started working on a getting short story collection together. I even read through one of the stories today. So I haven’t been totally slacking on writing at all. But I’ve not been doing as much as I’d like or should be doing.

And posting on my blog has fallen a bit by the wayside as well, and for that I apologize. I’m going to do my best to fix that and try to post more often as I can.

And yeah, working out on the Wii Fit. I was doing pretty good with that for a couple months or so. But one day I got a low battery warning about the balance board, and I held off on using it for a few days until I could get some more batteries. And wouldn’t you know it. I got more batteries for it a couple weeks ago, and still have not replaced them.

My excuse for all this? Well, I could blame it on time constraints – work, dating, family responsibilities, etc. – and just having a hard time finding time. And that is part of it. But really, I don’t think there is any real excuse for it but laziness and good old procrastination.

Shame on me.



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