Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: How Do You Procrastinate??

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.This week's question:

How Do You Procrastinate?

I have to admit that I am a long-time lurker of Road Trip Wednesdays. I have read and read and read some more, all the while saying "I should do that, too!" And, do I? Ever? That would be a big, fat NO.

"Why start now?" you may ask. My answer, as always: "Why not?" Plus, this week's question is particularly relevant to my writing life as of this moment. So, again: "Why the heck not?"

Here we go. How Do I Procrastinate? Let me count the ways...

My computer is on all day at work, and when I'm not busy with actual work (happens a lot these days considering I work for a construction Florida), I will plug in my flash drive and open it up, which is about the time I notice that....

  1. I have a text message from some random friend/acquaintance/co-worker
  2. I decide to check my email (all three accounts and my work email, just in case)
  3. then I think that I must Twitter stalk the agents that have my full
  4. which pulls me into convos others are having on Twitter and before I know it, an hour (or two) has passed :)
  5. which leads me to check my email...AGAIN! Hey, one of those agents might have emailed me! you never know
  6. which makes me think of my sometimes neglected blog...
  7. and of course, AW. I've got to check that....and comment....there goes another hour
  8. and back to Twitter
  9. About this time, I'm thinking, "Enough is enough! Quit procrastinating!" My inner voice is ofttimes very mean to me :(
  10. So, I go back to the flash drive...
  11. and find myself opening up one of the saved docs from my beta...
  12. where I inevitably begin to read her newest novel....for the thousandth time! It's okay. She's a great writer so I don't feel all that bad about it...
  13. except for when I realize that another hour has passed!! so, I check my email...
  14. and find a note from said beta gently reminding me TO QUIT MESSING AROUND AND GET TO WORK!!!
  15. and so back to the flash drive...but not before I check Twitter one more time...There goes another hour
  16. And, now it's five o'clock, and while I haven't been all that busy with work, I really didn't get all that much accomplished except for some snarky remarks made on Twitter...
  17. At home, I must tend to actual stuff...dogs, dinner, phone calls, and before I know it, it's way past o'fuck thirty and I have to work in the morning!
  18. At which point, I climb into bed, turn off the light, and in the next second, the alarm is going off, so I can start all over again!!!

So, that's me! What about all the rest of you procrastinators?


  1. This was such a fun post, which makes me realise, we're all really the same :P
    Btw, your novel summaries are really well-written :D

  2. Thanks, Bee! I spent a bored afternoon (another procrastination technique on my part! lol) re-vamping my stale-ass blog. I'm glad you like it!

  3. Wow, it's crazy how much procrastination writers really do--I'm sooo the same! Curse the internet! :D


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