Procastination that leads to break through!

I was wasting time yesterday and Merrilee and Anna suggested that I sort out my google wave and come chat with them. Which I did… thanks girls for the intro to how it works! I think it would have taken me a little longer to work out without all your previous chat to read through.

I must say that it feels a little odd seeing people typing – you can see everything, any mistakes, corrections etc – Β after awhile you stop thinking about that. But it was fun! And eventually the procrastination led to Merrilee suggesting we get some writing done. With 5 minutes on the clock initially I powered through not only 250 words, but the wall I had been building around my story!

I was so thrilled!! I’m still thrilled.

But, silly me, I almost stopped writing then. The old ‘hey you got your words for the day!’ thing kicked in and I just about shut down the document. Thankfully, the smart part of me chimed in with ‘you’re on a roll here babe, keep going! You’ve only been writing for five minutes, imagine how far you could get?’ I pushed on, and doubled my total words on the story. I got through the first part of it and I feel SO good.

Now I get to move onwards, to a bigger attack and more gore and yum, delicious. I might even get this thing up on the blog before Christmas like I had hoped!

Oh, speaking of. I finally got around to putting up the story I wrote for the search term challenge. You’ll now find it over on the Story Time page.

Anyways, better go! Am off to try on shoes at a friends house this morning. She’s a lifesaver, so pleased I don’t have to spend money on something I’ll wear almost never!


11 thoughts on “Procastination that leads to break through!”

  1. Your post is encouraging right now, because I’ve just hit the “enough for today to meet my goal” word count, but know I can absolutely do more. After I do the dishes, I’m going to settle in and press on! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You are SO welcome! glad I could help! It’s funny how we get to our goals and automatically think, oh yay, I’m done… when some days we could be doing more. Some days we really need to push on, or we just end up in a rut.

      1. Ladies, if you’re regularly making your daily goal, then it’s time to up it πŸ˜‰ I started out at 250, then 500, then 800, now it’s 1,000. I don’t make 1,000 every day, but I manage it 6 out of 7 days.

        It’s like getting fit. As soon as you can manage 10 crunches, you move to 15. You know the drill πŸ˜‰

  2. lol Merrilee, I know… I should be upping my goal. I was only barely meeting it for the three days prior though, yesterday truly was a breakthrough! I’ll be pushing for a higher count today. probably somewhere around the 750 mark I think.

    1. Same with me – after my lackluster November, and a slow start to Diligent December despite my best efforts, I’m just glad to be on a roll again! πŸ™‚ I agree, though, no doubt – it only makes sense to raise the goal if I consistently blow it out of the water! I’m working toward getting back to that place, and soon! Thanks for encouraging us to not settle for mediocre, Merrilee! πŸ™‚

    1. Why not? it’s not like it costs anything to give it a go πŸ˜‰ I think it will be a great way to chat to people writing and encourage, kind of like twitter, but more permanent

  3. If I get on a writing roll, unless I desperately have something else I need to do, I keep writing because I know that tomorrow I’ll hit a snag or something will keep me from writing.
    Procrastination can sometimes be your friend if you recognise that you are doing it and you don’t let it distract you to much. I will sometimes get to a point where I know what I want to write next but I’m not sure how to approach it. A little time bouncing around on twitter and the like and sometimes I’ll just figure it out and start writing again. Othertimes I get lost in cyber space but at least I’m aware of it.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Getting lost in cyber space is very easy to do! I often only have one shot at getting my writing done each day, so I have to find ways to make sure I get something done. Once I’m back in the habit it will be easy, but reforming the habit always has its difficulties πŸ˜‰

    1. Well it was just me and Merrilee doing our writing, but I can see it being useful when I have more writer friends on wave! Oh and it was fun! definitely lol

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