Saturday, January 9, 2010

Procrastination is my middle name

I’ve got a list of things I’ve got to get done, but I just can’t be arsed to do them. Which isn’t a god attitude to have seeing as I’ve got five weeks until I’m back at uni (Then I’ll know what busy is!) I’d like to have my Novel edited and well in a ‘good place’ before I go back to school. However my best intentions seem to just float away with the day.

For instance today I did the following:

Got out of bed
Make breakfast (Honey on Toast)
Had a cup of tea (Vital for the start of my day!)
Put two loads of washing on
Read some of Orpheus Lost (Compulsory book for Uni this Semester)
Made pasta bake for lunch
Ate pasta bake
Read some more (Got a little bored)
Spent the afternoon watching TV
Pulled in washing and folded it
Re-heated leftovers for dinner
Currently writing this blog before contemplating watching a movie.

NO WHERE in there is ‘edit or read through novel’ I’m seriously needing a self kick in the arse right now. I need to be stronger with my motivation. I need to push myself. An hour of editing in the morning, and an hour in the afternoon. OR two hours before lunch then have the afternoon to do whatever. If I try and go with this (Starting Monday as I’m out all day tomorrow) and actually make some head way (I’m yet to actually finish the book!) I’ll feel better about my self and the direction I’m NOT going right now!

So starting Monday the 11th of January 2010. I plan to edit for a minimum of two hours a day. By the end of the first week (Friday) I’ll have 10hrs of editing done, and HOPEFULLY this will put a decent dent in the editing process.

So… to enable me to do this successfully bloggers. I will write an entry each evening this week. With an update on how my editing is going, / gone. How the story is progressing. This will be good therapy for me, I see it as taking that first step to removing procrastination from my life right now. There’s a time to act and there’s time to procrastinate. Procrastination needs to be earned, and I’ve NOT earned it right now.

On a totally different topic. I’ve been asked to be a ‘guest’ writer in February for Scoman. I am proud to say I’ve taken up the offer. So watch this space in a few weeks time. I’ll link to my ‘guest blog spot’ and you can share the love with Scoman also.

That’s all I’ve got

1 comment:

ScoMan said...

Okay, so that you have no excuses, I'll finally read those last two emails you sent me (after much cursing at the printer on Tuesday I kind of gave up) done today. Which was in my plans already, but now I have to stick to it.