Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 1: Almost a Complete Failure

Day 1 is nearly over and I've written nothing.  Let me take that back, I've chatted with friends for about an hour on Facebook...which could be interpreted as writing.  I've scanned Pinterest for things I like, but will never make.  I found this sign:

So.  How do I quantify spending my life surfing the Internet?  Now that I'm barely keeping my eyes open, I can think of 1400 things I could have done tonight instead of surf aimlessly, including writing a column I owe to my editor.  However, cultivating new and maintaining old friendships is certainly not a waste of time. 

Back to writing.  I wrote a shopping list for Wal-Mart in the morning.  Why don't I just make it simple and have my check direct-deposited to their account?  I thought of letters and cards I need to write.  I thought of all the inspirational quotes I saw on Pinterest and sighed with appreciation, smiled with humor, and laughed at the sarcasm I'd never be brave enough to say aloud. 

Okay - took a break to foray into Pinterest and read the latest Yahoo news.  Perhaps I need an intervention.  Tomorrow I'm going to get my book of writing prompts and write SOMETHING...and I promise to post it here so I'll be accountable. 


  1. Sometimes I find if I'm truly procrastinating on something there's actually a valid reason, I just haven't discovered it yet.

    Maybe you don't have all the information you need? Or maybe, you really just have to wait for inspiration and there's no forcing it?

    Hm, jus' sayin'

  2. I like the way you think, Farmgirl! I'm very good at procrastinating. There has to be some reason, right? Even if it is: everyone is good at something!