Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Procrastination / The Summer I Wrote A Book - Part 1

I am an expert at this. Procrastinating. For example, I'm supposed to be working on my book (you know, the one I'm supposed to be writing?) but instead I spent the last half hour making a playlist to listen to while writing and yesterday I spent a half hour designing a costume sign for my bedroom door that says - Writing Realm Do Not Enter - and then proceeded to spend $35 ordering it, when I really shouldn't have considering Comic-con is only a little over a month away and I still don't have my spending money together, anyways I am an awesome procrastinator.
Book writing wise I have recruited my brother as my 'critic' partner and also as my jailer, meaning he has to make sure that I get a certain amount of work done each week, or I'm not aloud to read or blog, so far its working pretty well. Why you ask, am I suddenly into writing my book, again? Well you see I've had the idea for this book for almost three years and haven't gotten past the first chapter, I mean I had it all outlined for the most part in my head, but no actually progress to show and well I got tired of it, and I figured if I'm serious about being a writer and maybe one day getting a book published I needed to get off my a** and start actually doing it, you know? I mean I know I'm only 17 and most 17 year olds spend their summer partying or whatever, but I really want to spend this summer writing for real, not just messing around with my book a little and spend the rest of the time reading, I love to read but I'm tired of just reading other peoples books I want to finally write my own, you know? And while I know its not gonna be easy, and I might not finish it this summer I want to at least have something to show for it, you know? I want to make some real progress for once. =) Ok, I'm done now, seeing as I should probably go and actually work on it rather than just talk about working on it.
So, this is the start of a series of posts, more like updates, called The Summer I Wrote A Book and it will be updates on how the book is coming along and just anything and everything about writing a book, keep in mind this is the first book I'm writing and I am in no way a professional nor do I know any, but its just a dreamers first book, and I thought it would be fun to kinda chronicle it here and everything. Now other posts wise I don't know how many I'll be doing because I'll be busy with this stuff but I'll try and do others every once in a while, at least. And finally, this may continue into 'The Fall I Wrote A Book' because I'm not sure I can write a whole book in one summer, I don't think I'm that good, but we'll see, also once I'm further along I'll see about maybe doing a post about what the book is actually about and whatnot. =)
Song Of The Moment - Nightmare by Set it Off  
P.S. My cat is a druggie
P.S.S. Let me know in the comments if your taking on any big tasks this summer.

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