Friday, August 26, 2011

That do writers do on Friday night? The same thing they do every night….

Procrastinate

I’m told even Ninjas procrastinate, but I don’t believe it.

Angela WRITE Now is not a procrastinator by nature, putting things off gives her anxiety, anxiety gives her heart burn, and it’s never worth it. But sometimes I enjoy working at a less frantic pace, and usually it looks like this:

twitter

I don’t believe that twitter= procrastination. I tweeted my way trough the 3 day novel contest and not only finished, but had the desire to do it all over again this year. I understand some of you don’t know when it call it quits though, and this blog is for you.

Every writer knows what they do while they blow something else off. Be it Twitter, Bejeweled, or organizing their twenty-seven different colors of post-its.(Yes I did count thanks) The key to cutting yourself off is in your attitude as a writer. See this post to get your attitude adjustment.

Self control is your number one tool as writer. With out it, you have nothing but a desire you can’t act on as you lack the ability to make yourself write. As I have stated before though, you can control this by learning routine. It takes just two weeks to make something habit. Small changes can make a big impact on the product you turn out.

2weeks

Think about something you would like to take two weeks to change about yourself, or who you are as a writer. Post here what that is, and if you achieve your goals I will enter you to win a prize. (Here is a hint, it involves books) One winner for my two week challenge. I will give everyone until the 14th of September to let us know what you achieved, and on the 15th I will post the winner along with a big announcement!

Put this button on your blog so we know who is taking 2 weeks to be strong!

9 comments :

Kerri Cuev said...

I need self control when it comes to facebook games. More writing, less games lol. The blue butterfly on your blog is beautiful. Nice to meet you Campaigner!

Alleged Author said...

Hmmm...a goal...hmmm. I will stop watching crap shows when I should be working on my WIP. Bye, bye "Bad Girls Club."

Holly L'Oiseau said...

I just want get balance! If I'm writing a lot, then I'm putting off my hubby and kiddo. If I'm playing with hubby and kiddo a lot, I'm putt of my writing. I need to find the right balance!

scribblingpencil said...

I need to keep up exercising. My cholesterol is high while I have a firm control on my blood sugar. :-/ The wii is fun, just that I need to stop putting it aside and do it.

And I need to keep up writing even after Camp NaNo is over.

(Fellow Campaigner from the UF group here. :) )

Cassandra said...

This is great idea! My goal is: stop watching Seinfeld and Family Guy reruns and instead work on my novel. I'd like to write 10k by September 14th.

Also, I've given you some awards over at my blog. ;)

David Powers King said...

Hello, fellow campaigner! I'm not in your group (but I am a YA author), but I still wanted to check out your blog and say, "HI!"

*sigh* Another reason I should look into getting twitter. I'm so behind in the times. Thanks for posting your experience! :)

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