Some days I’m unable to produce. Some days can easily turn into a week gone by, and then it’s holy crap. How does that happen? Very frustrating; as in I’m sitting here staring at a screen. I’m exhausted… from procrastinating!
Click on the book image for a procrastination resource, which you might find interesting and/or helpful. Check the different formats, as I believe the Kindle version, is considerably less expensive.
In addition there’s the link below for a procrastination page that we recommend, with tips and an app to help get unstuck. Even though we haven’t been able to find the app to try it out on our Android devices, we do like the page information:
That’s where it’s nice to have a good writing partner so we can share our angst and cheer each other on. Well, not that we want to give each other angst, but it’s good to be able to bounce ideas back and forth. We don’t feel so alone. It’s fun to write with each other as we talk on the phone and especially when we’re together.
Time magically opened up, and we managed to get together in the same domicile for three days. It was interesting to see how each day had its own personality.
Day 1: Andrea arrived at Leslie’s. She was tired from how long a drive it was.
Expectation: Zero. She was distracted and passed the exit for the Turnpike. That led to running through a maze of back roads to get back on the highway.
Outcome: It took longer than expected, by an hour. The original was already a long enough trip for her.
Actuality: We got some things done, by saying, ‘We’re not going to do anything today.’ It happened anyway. Surprise and confetti!
Let’s see: what did we do? We wrote business letters, and then Andrea had a brilliant idea of asking our talented artist of a cousin if she would be willing to do our book cover for us, even though no one judges a book by its cover anymore. Ha!
We got that letter written, using our Art for Inspiration Pinterest board to communicate ideas of how we envisioned the cover so clearly. Our cousin agreed to work with us. She said it might be fun. Yay. That’s one huge concern lifted.
We also wrote three whole paragraphs of Chapter 14 in just under three hours. Record time, but not the good kind.
Reward: Movie time! STAT! We amazingly got through two and stayed up way too gloriously late.
Day 2: We wrote all day. Not an easy task for a master ADD’er such as Andrea’ Nevermind, she was completely focused that day! Hooray!
Leslie snapped out of her three-paragraph-only capacity and we took off from the stagnation of yesterday PLUS finished the next two chapters. Some days are not like others. We pinky-swore that we would go over it again in the morning and send it to the editor.
Outcome: First pinky-swear in many a year. Lots of writing done. Happy authors. Time for a snack.
That was enough!
Reward: We try to diversify our snacks for health and deliciousness. We decided to do research by watching TV. Leslie suggested a show, which was roundly decried at first, but eventually attempted for lack of choices. We loved it. In case you wish to know the title (and more about our senses of humor writing), it’s called, ‘You’re the Worst,’ on FX. It’s a bit naughty, so we don’t want anyone to be surprised! How did we survive? It was just that funny. A couple of episodes lagged. Yeah, we admit it, we binge-watched, but overall it was very enjoyable
Day 3: We got our last blog post done and ready. We finalized and did two passes (or was it three?) on chapters 14-16 of the book before sending them off to the editor. Good feeling and time for more snacks! First one to the kitchen is a golden egg!
Also…. we got our first press release out for our funding product! Hooray! That was an accomplishment. Leslie only wishes she’d set it to come out earlier…. How about you, Andrea? Are you satisfied? She’s easy to please about some things. <wink>
Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? We’re happy and in any case we pushed on through some difficult pain times.
Reward: Almost done with the first series of our show now, so aiming high, but … dun dun dun: “Walking Dead (especially season opener) takes PRECEDENCE!
Day 4, early: Scene at the door: “Whaaaa…. time to part again.”
Now: Back at our own domiciles and on the phone sharing a screen once more. Today’s goal: write this blog post!
Reward time…A favorite time of day…
For you writers out there, we found what we think is a good writing prompt site… just in case you are helped by prompts. Leslie wrote her first novel from one photo of a grocery store with an apartment upstairs.
Every time you refresh the page, the Writing Prompt in center area will change.
Happy Writing to you and you and you….