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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

10 Things to Tell Yourself to Avoid Writer’s Procrastination Guilt

10 Things to Tell Yourself to Avoid Writer’s Procrastination Guilt

By: Nina Pelletier

1. Going out and having fun will give me something to write about.

2. Tweeting involves writing and self-publishing, and therefore counts as writing.

3. Google+ing involves writing and self-publishing, and therefore counts as writing.

4. Leaving comments on blogs involves writing and self-publishing, and therefore counts as writing.

5. All authors must read, therefore reading tweets, google+ posts, and blogs count as reading and are making me a better writer.

6. I’m not surfing the net, I’m researching.

7. I’m not hanging out with friends, I’m doing character studies.

8. I’m not napping, I’m brainstorming.

9. My muse is on vacation.

10. I’m not socializing online, I’m networking.

By: Nina Pelletier

11 comments:

  1. LOL, too funny. I have used a couple of those on occasion.

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  2. Same goes for feet up on the couch watching a movie -- research. :)

    It is sad, though, when my comment and Twitter writing exceeds my WIP word count for the day.

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  3. Networking and researching are high up on my list of reasons for not getting as much writing done as I could. :)

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  4. Actually, sometimes moving AWAY from the screen and letting your brain focus on something different for a while can end up rather productive, as opposed to sitting in front of the keyboard, cursing, for two hours.

    And you missed by favorite time eater-upper, reading, er, RESEARCHING. After all, I have to learn from the brilliance of others, right?

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  5. thanks for those excellent rationalizations!
    i cant work on my editing until i see what is happening in the writing world!

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  6. It worked! I no longer feel guilty...

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  7. Absolutely fabulous! I no longer feel guilty either.

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  8. Hahaha! Next time I'm feeling guilty, I'm coming back to this list.

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  9. LOL ..... Here I am doing almost all of them at the same time .... haha ..... Really funny !!!!

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  10. انا ممنون للمشاركه معكم

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