Friday, November 02, 2012

Procrastinating? Surely not

Those of us who are writers - or who like to call ourselves writers - will be aware of a strange phenomenon that occurs with frightening regularity.

We are writers; we love to write. Yet when the time comes to sit down and write, the need to do the ironing becomes imperative. It must take precedence over all else.  It's a similar thing with the laundry, sorting out the wardrobe, and so on, not forgetting the essential task of blogging to tell everyone about it.

I'm only on day 2 of NaNoWriMo and already I'm procrastinating. I'll be fine when I get down to it ...

And I'm really hoping that I'll soon reach the stage when I'll be able to write NaNoWriMo without having to recall what it stands for and spelling out the initial letters each time. 

10 comments:

GLEDWOOD said...

Yeah Liz, I promise I'll write you a proper comment when I get round to it!

GLEDWOOD said...

Ukh, sorry Liz... still can't be bothered right this minute... maybe I'll manage it tomorrow!

katney said...

And right now I have other things to put off.

Naomi said...

I have been blogging for about 18 months and came across NaNoWriMo half way through last year.

And thanks to your last blog was reminded about it this year so signed up on 31st Oct!

I have started novels before for a bit of fun, but they always end up biographical and I get scared off from finishing them. So I have attacked this in an entirely different way!

My problem hasn't been procrastination - it has been fighting over the laptop with my husband, so I have been snatching time here and there. Not sure if I'll complete the month but I hope I do!

Suburbia said...

I wish there was a pill for procrastination! I want to write but always fill my time with housework!!!!

What is NaNoWriMo?

Ole Phat Stu said...

While on the subject of NaNoWriMo : is it sheer coincidence that 'Procrastination' anagrams into both 'Narration Topics' and 'Parrots Inaction' ? ;-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

No idea what it stands for, but I do know quite a few that are doing it . I cannot write .. find it hard just writing for my blog ... !!

Rose said...

Procrastination is my middle name:) I find it hard to sit down and even write a blog post these days. Good for you for signing up for NaNoWriMo. The thought of trying to write a whole novel in a month would be too much pressure for me, but I'm looking forward to see how it works for you.

GLEDWOOD said...

O sorry Liz. Still haven't got round to that comment yet!

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