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?