Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sometimes I Need A Good Whack Upside The Head

Because I have got to be the worst procrastinator in the United States, if not the world, if not the galaxy, if not the entire universe.

As some of you probably know, I've been working on several projects, the one that is most important (or should be, but actually hasn't been on my mind that much) being the editing of my novel, The Night Phoenix. It's roughly about 85,000 words so far, and I think it has potential. Of course, I've only edited about three chapters in as many months.

I faiiiiiil.

Anyway. I also should have finished the screenplay for a short film I'm doing this summer. Well, July is almost over, and I've only written half of the screenplay. And we haven't filmed anything, because things keep coming up and delaying us. So our little Lokirim Productions film is severely behind schedule. Oops.

What else have I been doing with my time, you ask?

I have been wasting my time writing fanfiction, because I've been serously deprived of my favorite TV show. There aren't any episodes up to watch online, except for five, and I've watched those over and over and over again. So I write fanfiction to satiate myself.

Lame, I know. I waste precious time (what little time I'm not doing school or chores) writing fanfiction, or reading fanfiction, or watching movies that I've already watched at least ten times.

Oh well. I'll just have to ask my brother to knock me over the head with his sword or something and get back on track.


  1. I HATE editing!!! It is the worst thing in the entire world! It's like you finally get your novel done and then you have a feeling of accomplishment then that novel laughs at you saying, "Ha ha you still have to edit me."
    Anyway with all that to say it sounds like you need an accountability partner. Someone who can keep you on the right track.

  2. I am afraid that I have to disagree with Painter here, I actually kind of enjoy editing, putting in new and better parts of the story. Of course, if you edit too much and are never satisfied with the book, you re liable never to publish at all, with is something of a downer. I myself am working on a book with some friends and even though the storyline has potential, I have not gotten off the third chapter yet, one of the disadvantages of writing a book with two other authors as you have to wait for them to finish their chapter before you can write yours, not that I'm anything like a speed-demon with my writing myself.

  3. Ah, both of you make excellent points. Sometimes it seems like my novels /are/ laughing at me, and sometimes I really hate editing them. But sometimes I also enjoy it; it all depends with the novel. In some cases, I realized that I wasn't disliking the actual /editing/; I was disliking the whole novel in general, which called for a rewrite.

    J.T.Z: Yes, I noticed that once when I was trying to write a book with three friends. I had no idea what they were writing; it was meant to be a book with the same plot, and each of us were writing a mini-book from the POVs of different characters. I didn't work well like that, because I was constantly trying to figure out whether what I was writing would work. So I eventually just gave up.

    Caleb: I do indeed need an accountability partner. That is a splendid idea!