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Queen of Procrastination

I never thought of myself as a procrastinator, but I've come to the sad conclusion that I'm wrong. NaNo is looming and I'm not getting anything done that I need to get done.

Let me take you through a typical writing session over the last two days (cue Queen's "Under Pressure"):

  • Open new document in Word
  • Try to locate note cards for this outlining thing I'm trying
  • Notice my shredder is getting full 
  • Empty shredder since tomorrow is trash day
  • Pause to watch miner emerge from gerbil tube *tear up because his kid is crying*
  • Wonder how many pages will be in this chapter
  • Consider using chapter titles instead of just numbers
  • Wonder how many chapters there are in Jane Eyre
  • Run to my bookshelf to see (XXXVIII, if you're wondering)
  • How many chapters is that in actual numbers? (38)
  • Realize I have a headache *take some Tylenol*
  • Oh, look, another miner
  • Return to Word document 
  • Type one sentence and stare at it
  • Wow, I never filed that nail that I chipped today at work *file nail*
  • Locate note cards on the floor under the desk
  • Try to put note cards back in order
  • See a spider crawling on the ceiling
  • Watch it to make sure it doesn't decide to drop into my hair
  • How many of these miners are left?
  • Picture a clown car shaped like a gerbil tube *smile*
  • Realize it's really getting late *yawn*
  • Better get a good night's sleep so I can start fresh tomorrow.
  • Word count  - 19

9 comments:

Julie Hedlund said...

Hilarious and all-too familiar!

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh, you are the sister of my heart. That's exactly how it goes.

Candyland said...

Have you been watching me? This sounds sooooooo much like my attempt to *not procrastinate* though it always backfires.

Rogue Mutt said...

That's 19 more words than I wrote yesterday.

Su said...

You just described my typical day. Apart from the miners, since that doesn't happen every day (thank goodness!), but there's always something going on, right? No wonder I never get any homework done. ;)

erica and christy said...

19 is a good start. at least that's how i felt about my 15 before supper today! christy

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Hehe. Are we the same person?

Dude, this is my day! My week!

Lisa Potts said...

Yes, I have been watching all of you!
Muwahahahaha...

Rachael Harrie said...

I love this!!! :)

Rach

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