Saturday, June 14, 2014

Writing Update: Things I'm Doing When I Should Be Writing...

You may know this about me already but I want, no need, to be a writer. An author. My biggest dream is to be published and all that awesomeness. It's been a while since I've done writing based posts but I want to start doing more of them again so here it is!
 I started writing seriously about a year ago(Click here to see those lovely(Read:awful) posts) but I've known that this is what I want since I was like seven. Anyways I've written a couple books that I am proud of, showed only to my family and friends, and am actually currently Querying agents for one of them. But back to the topic, I like to try and write everyday but I don't. So then it's like every few days and I usually try to write between 3,000 and 5,000 words on those days, which I'm proud to say I usually do, the thing is I am a self proclaimed champion of procrastinating which is what I am currently doing by writing this post.

These are some of the things I do when I should be writing -
  • First of course I must clean my desk even though I did that the day before.
  • Then right when I get settled in I realize I forgot to grab something to drink.
  • Next of course I have to check my email while my computer turns on.
  • Then I remember I forgot to write a blog post(usually a Waiting on Wednesday or Top Ten Tuesday) and spend anywhere from ten minutes to an hour working on that and various other blog related things.
  • Then I check goodreads because the tab already opened when I opened my web browser!
  • Next I realize that it's been an hour or more and seriously it's time to write! Get all my notes for that day ready(I have an overactive mind and usually in the middle of the night right as I'm falling to sleep I am plagued with ideas for the next part of my book hence the notes) and then I realize I'm a little hungry and could go for an snack.
  • Get said snack and by then there are new things on twitter to read!
  • Then it is seriously time to write only my mind doesn't want to focus on the book I am currently working on, no it wants to focus on a new shiny idea I have in my head so then I spend at least thirty minutes getting all of those new ideas out of my head and on to paper so I don't forget them and because they wont leave me alone until then.
  • Lastly I finally work for a couple hours writing all the words.

Extra step -
  • Sometimes, and this is the worst, I realize that after all of that, after I finally get my words done that I hate them and then I have to spend the next however many hours figuring out what I don't like about what I spent so long writing and how to fix it.
Coming up next on Writerly Advise - How to escape the fear inducing, blood chilling, writers block!

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  1. I'm not a fan of cleaning, but whenever I procrastinate on writing, I somehow find myself rearranging my book shelves. It's impressive that you write up to 5,000 words a day, though! I'm usually stuck around 2,000 before I need to go watch America's Next Top Model or something like that :).

    Erin @

    1. Well that is a good reason to stop writing! Also good idea on the rearranging the book shelves I actually really need to do that! =)

  2. We have a lot in common :) Being a published author has been my dream since I was a little kid. I used to show my stories to everyone, but then I stopped because my friends started judging my characters (like they were too young or old etc.). I start writing for myself nowadays :P I also like to cram. I did my homework at 1 am once haha! :))

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. That sucks shame on them, I'm glad your still writing though! =)