The Dreaded Meh

Well it’s official.  I have hit the Meh on Red.  Despite having a plot, I am still in the Dreaded Valley of the Shadow of the Middle.  I’ve been staring at this scene I need to write for an hour and a half and getting exactly NO WHERE.  I’m not sure if that’s because I’m […]

Running From My WIP?

I took today off work with the intention of running some errands, catching up on some things that didn’t get accomplished due to all the stuff that went on this weekend, and making sure all our funeral attire was ready for tomorrow.  And I had every intention of writing.  You know, that thing I haven’t […]

Manic Monday

Hubby had to work a 12 hour shift yesterday, so my original plan was to write like a maniac.  I wound up hanging out with a close friend all afternoon instead, blowing off pretty much every single thing I needed to get accomplished (except for the 1k I spewed out on Devil’s Eye just before […]

Productive…Sort Of

This week has been–not as productive as I would like.  I had intentions of getting 1,500 words written on Revelation.  Instead I’ve gotten 131, only 119 of which are staying.  Instead I fully plotted out a book about murder (which, really, was a beneficial form of catharsis this week), came up with broad notion for […]

Antagonist Procrastination

I am supposed to be working on a scene with my villain today.  Instead, I’m working with a real life villain in the form of the powerpoints with video that I’m trying to make into a DVD.  I’m becoming an expert on free software for video file conversion, editing, merging, etc.  FYI, PowerPoint does not […]

Top Ten Ways To Procrastinate On A Love Scene

I hate writing love scenes.  Despise it.  It’s freaking hard.  So I have a tendency to procrastinate and put them off.  A lot.  So here are my favorite or usual ways to procrastinate. Do the grocery shopping.  No, it can’t really wait another day.  You really need those porcini mushrooms for the seven course meal […]

Gonna Have To Face It, You’re Addicted To…

…the internet. Yesterday at 3:50 PM my Pandora suddenly stopped playing.  Googletalk signed me out.  Yahoo Messenger quit.  I could no longer tweet.  The internet across campus was down.  EEP!  I was so distracted by the lack of distractions that I got approximately nothing done for the last hour of work.  Nevermind the fact that […]

Guiltless Sunday

It’s Sunday, the proverbial day of rest.  Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I took a Sunday off.  Since I started this second teaching gig on top of the Evil Day Job, I’ve been busting my chops trying to finish course development, lecture writing, test writing, etc., which has been hampered by multiple illnesses, […]

10 Favorite Ways To Procrastinate

I’ve got a 225 page document full of legalese to plow through for the Evil Day Job today, so it’s just a quick post of my top 10 (in no particular order) ways to procrastinate during working hours. Twitter: I’m late to the Twitter movement, but it’s strangely addictive. Checking blog stats Actually blogging at […]

The Twitter Bug

So a few months back, I signed up for Twitter.  I installed some kind of plugin to my hosted WordPress blog that was supposed to automatically “tweet” my blog posts for me as I made them, and that’s about the last time I thought of it.  Then I discovered Plinky, a delightful procrastination tool, which […]