Fun Guest: MamaKitty (A Girl After My Own Heart)

You’ll see why I wrote that when you read the post. 😉 I’m sure you’ve all noticed but … :\ I’m kinda all over the place with the blog. Just, not with it and been feeling unwell. My apologies. I know I need to make a lot of changes. BUT. The thing is, yesterday, I wasn’t sure there would be anything to post today. However, Carolyn Jewel was kind enough to visit with us on her birthday and offer up prizes. Nevertheless, MamaKitty, while I was floundering very sweetly said “I’m right here!” And wrote me an emergency post. And I love it. 😀

I’m a student in the Medical Imaging program with one semester left to graduate. Since I have an exam tomorrow, you’d think I’d be studying right? Wrong! I’m watching Castle, playing on Twitter, and catching up on email. Sometimes when I’m really in procrastination mode, I’ll turn on the radio or clean the house (which I did earlier today – dishes, laundry, and vacuuming!) I’m also currently eyeing a book that I really want to read. Since I’ve been so busy with work and school that I haven’t been able to read much beyond a textbook (which is dry and boring, and sometimes makes me want to stab myself in the brain with a pencil).

I’m bad about procrastinating. Like, really bad. I write papers the night before they’re due. I read books the day before I’m supposed to post the review. I like to say that I spent so much time doing everything early in the military that I’m making up for all that time, but honestly I have no idea why I procrastinate so much. I’ve started using my phone’s reminder alarm to keep me on track and it’s working… sort of. I can’t always have my phone on me, so if I don’t hear the alarm I forget about it.

I even procrastinated writing my first novella. Well, finishing my first novella. I wrote a draft of it a few years ago, and it came out to 27,000 words. The line I submitted to has a word count limit of 5-10k. See a problem? I had to cut 17k out of this story, and I didn’t want to. Not because it was especially good – believe me, it wasn’t. The parts that got cut needed to be cut. But I procrastinated the hell out of cutting that 17k.

And I’m procrastinating on the writing of the last 2k of my novel. I promised my critique partner that I’d finish it before April 30th, but there’s a very slim chance I’ll get it done, seeing as how I have to finish studying for my exam after I finish writing this post. She’s very understanding and gave me an extension until after my birthday (May 11th), but I’m pretty sure if I miss the next deadline she might fly down here just to open a can of whup ass.

Do you procrastinate? What do you do while you’re busy doing anything but what you’re supposed to be doing?

MamaKitty can be found wasting time on Facebook, Twitter, MamaKitty Reviews, or playing the part of author as Paige Prince on Twitter or her blog.

10 thoughts on “Fun Guest: MamaKitty (A Girl After My Own Heart)

  1. Timitra

    I’m procrastinating doing assignments right now by posting here…usually I surf the net, check twitter and Facebook check blogs all in sm effort not to do what I’m supposed to be doing.

  2. ki pha

    LOL I’m procrastinating right now as a matter of fact. Just got home from school and checking emails and blog posts along with posts on Facebook. I’m procrastinating a lot lately. Maybe it’s because I’m graduating in two weeks and is ready to be done with school, essays, text book reading, exams, and waking up early. I need time to read my huge pile of TBRs and catch up on the new releases~! I also need to give book reviews…. which I haven’t been doing and get ready to review ARCs I promised to do; hopefully I get them done before the release date.
    Thanks for a great post! 🙂

    1. Paige Prince

      Oh no! Sounds like you’ve got senioritis! I’m starting to develop a heavy case of it, myself. I have one semester left until I graduate and I’m just so beyond ready to be done with it that it’s kind of hard to motivate myself.

  3. Paige Prince

    Thanks for having me on today, darlin! I’ll help you out any time you need! 😀

    Pretty sure I did okay on the test, although it was much more difficult than our prof said it’d be. And now? I’m procrastinating on making some mini quiche for a breakfast get together we’re having for the final day of clinical. Although this time I have a real reason… I just got off work and my feet hurt!!

    1. Paige Prince

      I probably should’ve mentioned in the post that I write as Paige Prince and review as MamaKitty. I’m logged into my Paige WP account and forgot to log into the MK one. Too confusing/time consuming to have 2 identities!!

    1. Paige Prince

      *runs and hides* I swear I’m working! Well, I will be soon. May 8th is my last day at work. I’m all yours after that. And school’s. And the family’s. But mostly yours.

  4. Evelyn

    I am like you I procrastinate about everything. For me it is going against the rules. I am a ruled breaker by heart and have to do things my way. I remember that when I was in school I would write my papers the night before too. I would write for about two hours and then do something else writing tv or reading and go back to writing my paper. Hope that everything goes ok with you.

  5. mamaboo7907

    The family saying is I am goung to be to my own funeral. The worst thing I procrastinate on is housework. If I had a maid service, I would be in heaven. Reading, internet, my family, and cooking and no more cleaning would be the good life 😉


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