Monday, October 12, 2009

A Sordid Tale

Once upon a time, there lived a young woman who procrastinated working on her NaNoWriMo outline, even though November was just a few weeks away.

On Thursday, before lessons, she procrastinated by reading about mermaids and the National Archives on the interwebs at Paradise Bakery after writing only a few sentences. (Mmmmmmm cookies!!)

On Friday, before lessons, she procrastinated by reading Octavian Nothing whilst getting her tire fixed, then shopping (at Walmart!! She never shops at Walmart!). In the evening, she procrastinated by eating pizza and watching Seinfeld with friends. (Mmmmmmmm pizza!)

On Saturday, she procrastinated by getting up at four in the morning to take her sister to the airport, then returning to said sister's apartment and zonking out until noon-thirty. At which point she procrastinated by drinking tea, watching a movie, showering, and cooking eggs. Which effectively wasted the entire day, because after that she went to a bachelorette party and ate WAFFLES. (Mmmmmm waffles!)

On Sunday, inbetween church services, she procrastinated by going shopping and buying a fabulous hat, and when she finally returned home circa nine in the evening, she procrastinated by watching three episodes of Stargate SG-1 on Hulu and chatting on Facebook until she passed out from exhaustion.

Right now, she is procrastinating by writing this blog.

Things are looking very grim for that outline.


WordWrangler said...

Procrastination...the thorn in my side. Sounds like it's sticking you pretty hard, too!

Pluck that baby out and get to work on the NaNoWriMo preparation, girl.

And since I've pointed my writing finger at you...perhaps I should get started on my own? ;)


silent_librarian said...

Oh no! You will never get your outlining done at this rate. Hehe! ;) Just think about how awesome The Last Garden is going to be, and then get going on it. Do whatever you can, lock yourself in your room, ban yourself from the compy or tv, anything! Haha!

I am in the process of writing my outline for one of my stories. I want to finish it today, but I will see if I will be able to.

Be inspired, friend!

Joanna said...

You'll both be happy to know that I actually typed a few paragraphs of outline last night. After which, I promptly abandoned said outline to watch more Stargate. :-) Oops. Still. Progress is progress, right?

And I'll get right back to that outline today, I promise. As soon as I go to the library and Target, and...

nova said...

Well... I'm procrastinating right now by discovering your blog on Verla's and reading your posts! :)

Good luck with your NaNo outline! There's time till November 1.

Joanna said...

Nova, heehee glad I could pass along some of the procrastination love to you! :-)