The Art of Procrastination

I have the pleasure of a day. A day where I can choose to do whatever I want to do. I want to write, I never seem to have time to write, but today is the day I can spend my day thrashing out the plot for my second book. This is how my day goes:

I walk the dog

I make a coffee

I look out of the window

I switch on the computer ( yea progress)

I make more coffee

I put some washing on

I read my emails

I pay some bills

I have some lunch

I hang the washing out

I walk the dog – again!

I bake a cake

I have more coffee ( & cake..)

I sit at my computer

I tidy my desk

I look out of the window

I have run out time……

I am afflicted. I seem to have developed the art of procrastination. My biggest problem is myself. I have written precisely 117 words. At this rate my second novel will be ready in about 5 years! Whilst doing some important research (?) on Youtube I found this…. it sums up my day perfectly….

Competition Time…

So lovely people it’s competition time. Up for grabs are 2 signed copies of my book ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’. All you have to do is answer the following two questions:
1. What company does Laine Marshall work for?
2. Which countries is the book set in?

Please send your answers and your address via email with the heading Competition to:
Cranberry_August@yahoo.co.uk

Closing date 31st October.
Winners will be chosen at random from the correct entries received and notified after the closing date.
Good luck!
All Tomorrow’s Parties by Nicole Fitton

Day off… not really

So today is a day off, well I say a day off. Its a day to catch up on all the things I’ve tried and failed to fit into the last four days.This has resulted in a backlog of ‘stuff’ that needs to be actioned. Where does this ‘stuff’ come from? And why on earth is there always so much of it when all I want to do is write! Today’s stuff consists of calling people about stuff, sorting out stuff, paying stuff,getting rid of stuff and cleaning stuff. Who knew ‘stuff’ would play such an important part in today’s theatre of life. Once I’ve finished with my stuff, I shall hopefully get some time to write! Watch out for a fab competition that will be coming up in the next few days. A chance to win a signed copy of my book. Until then back to doing stuff!

 

 

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