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Procrastinators Write Eventually

"When duty calls me, I'm prepared
As though our goals were aimed and shared.
I draw my breath in, shoulders straight,
And quietly procrastinate. (Alison W. Birch)

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If we love to write-why do we PROCRASTINATE?

As a passionate playwright, I cannot tell you the number of plays I have started and not completed. There are many roads to production of these and the plays I have finished. Yet, I have not attempted any of them except the "sure thing", the 10 min. play production festivals in my hometown.

Are they good plays? Of course I and my shampoos think so. However, my shampoos think I sing Opera very well so I'm not too certain about them.

Am I a very busy person?
Am I a very lazy person?
Am I Attention Deficit?
What other external or internal difficulties are there?

What say you? Any and all discussions on, about or avoiding this discussion are encouraged-whenever you get around to it.

Discussion Forum

What have you written this week?

Started by Terri L. Atkins Febuary. Last reply by Emiliana Martín Nov 22, 2013. 102 Replies

This is where we can list what we have accomplished each day or week to help us move forward in our writing, to encourage one another to work, to hold ourselves accountable with our sister writers,…Continue

Changing Procrastination Creatively

Started by A.K.Andrew. Last reply by Terri L. Atkins Febuary Jun 22, 2013. 2 Replies

Procrastination is the master of endless lists, even for things we supposedly want to do – I don’t have time, my artwork sucks, not enough room, too busy to focus, too tired, too________. You name…Continue

Tags: creativity, practice, writing, Procrastination

Quotes on Procrastination, production, writing and etc.

Started by Terri L. Atkins Febuary. Last reply by Terri L. Atkins Febuary May 14, 2013. 8 Replies

"When duty calls me, I'm preparedAs though our goals were aimed and shared.I draw my breath in, shoulders straight,And quietly procrastinate. (Alison W. Birch)Continue

Tags: deadlines, motivation, delaying, writing, Procrastination

How DO you deal with procrastination?

Started by Kari Wolfe. Last reply by Terri L. Atkins Febuary Apr 11, 2013. 8 Replies

Heather Haskins states in a comment to one of the discussions:I have probably started 60 "things" in my lifetime - novels, short story collections, poetry collections, essays, even blogs. The one…Continue

Need interview subjects for large media outlet blog

Started by Alle C. Hall. Last reply by Danielle Forrest Mar 6, 2013. 3 Replies

If all goes well, I will shortly be blogging about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing for a big big big media site. I need your input.1. Qualms, comments, or concerns about choosing self-…Continue

When you DO get around to writing, what other stuff gets put back on the shelf and forgotten?

Started by Terri L. Atkins Febuary. Last reply by Danielle Forrest Mar 6, 2013. 11 Replies

Welcome to all newbies! I am sorry you have to join our group. (tongue in cheek).However, trying to keep a positive spin on things I titled it with "Write Eventually". That statement has actually…Continue

And, most importantly, WHY do you think you procrastinate?

Started by Kari Wolfe. Last reply by Alison Gunn Jan 31, 2013. 32 Replies

This is always the big one.This is the one that I never really want to admit because it sounds so stupid :)I procrastinate because I'm afraid what I write won't sound as wonderful as it appears to in…Continue

Camp NaNoWriMo

Started by Andrea Miles. Last reply by Edith O Nuallain May 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Just found out there is a Camp NaNoWriMo twice this summer. The goal: to write 50,000 words in June (or August...or both). I'm not…Continue

Tags: August, June, camp, NaNoWriMo

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Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on March 31, 2014 at 7:05am

Hello Ladies. Anyone here have a moment (or a few, actually) to spare? I am looking some feedback on the 10th chapter of my YA Silent Voices. It is written from a omniscient third-person narrative, focusing on one or two of the for MCs feelings (or silenced voices) in each chapter.

Silent Voices: Flowers and Flirts

I have taken forever to actually get down to writing this chapter (January blues turning to March blues!)

It would be very kind of you to give me any positive, negative or constructive feedback you may be willing to share. Thank you very much in advance! :)

Comment by Mercedes Keyes on February 24, 2014 at 7:41pm

The greatest JOY for a writer, is reaching the end of a manuscript that seems to have taken FOREVER. AND - knowing that it's exactly the way you want it. When I write the words of the last page, I am going to drink myself a nice glass of wine, ALL by myself - because I did this... ALL BY MYSELF. Through the HELL - and I do mean HELL - I got this done. Yeah... my mama was right. No matter what life tosses your way to slow you down or stop you, IF you can overcome it and STILL reach your goal... nothing short of death will ever stop you after that.

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Comment by Terri L. Atkins Febuary on May 14, 2013 at 9:11am

Vicki, sometimes even the bathroom is not a private place if your children are very small. But seriously, I use misguided guilt as an excuse too. Why? Why would I do that? It is only myself and my husband here. I use the fact that he is retired and interrupts me when the muse is the most active. Stupid me. I have plenty of moments and if nothing else, I can lock myself in the bathroom until my rear-end goes numb. (Of course-that is the time he can't find something and I can't tell him where it is.) Ah, well.

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on May 5, 2013 at 3:22pm

Hello Ladies. Anyone here have a moment (or a few, actually) to spare? I am looking some feedback on the 10th chapter of my YA Silent Voices. It is written from a omniscient third-person narrative, focusing on one or two of the for MCs feelings (or silenced voices) in each chapter 

Silent Voices: Meet and Greet

I am slightly worried about the pace of things in my writing...the story takes place between September to March ( around 6 months), but I seem to be bogged down in specific scenes so far. Although I do have a few leaps in the middle, but it still seems to have taken a sluggish pace. Any advice?

Comment by Vicki Malits Addesso on May 3, 2013 at 12:24pm

When am I allowed to say "leave me alone" so that I can write? When can I shut off the world, my job, my family? Just for an hour or two...and do so without feeling guilty and selfish? Or, am I making myself out to be indispensable to others as an excuse to put off the WORK of writing? Aha....

Comment by Vicki Malits Addesso on April 23, 2013 at 1:29pm

busybusybusy - but, no excuses - must get writing!!!

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on April 10, 2013 at 7:46pm

"The gentle rose that was a mirage, the solitary prince who searched what he knew nothttp://http://ning.it/10NcwRX Silent Voice Ch-10..."

Silent Voices: Four extraordinary people, young of blood, kind at heart, strong of will, but rash at actions...living in their own worlds, following isolated paths to their own goals...when the paths cross, the worlds shall crash...into a complex bonds of relationships...Because in a world where wants precede needs, only two can survive happily...

Comment by Vicki Malits Addesso on February 19, 2013 at 5:42pm

I should be working on my writing right now, but instead, I am sitting here trying to figure out how to get my son to stop putting off doing his school work - and I realize, he has inherited my procrastination gene! He is a master procrastinator! But, I have noticed, like me, he does work well under pressure - so perhaps we procrastinate in order to create a looming deadline and therefore produce our best work!

Comment by Emiliana Martín on February 4, 2013 at 2:52pm

What do you do when a gunman is spotted at your child's school? This is my TRUE story. It happened last month. First in a two-part series.

New blog post: http://ow.ly/hpEXc

 
 
 

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