I came up with this game. You just post what you actually did instead of doing any writing (unless you actually did some writing in which case bravo you).
I'm hoping having to physically write out how I wasted my time might motivate me to stop wasting my time.
Tonight, instead of doing any writing, I played Candy Crush for several hours between eating Oreos and watching old episodes of Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix.
For added sad points, the oreos came in a family pack. I am alone.
I made cartoons and collected obscene amounts of photos of Macaulay Culkin in a secret folder on my laptop.
I don't feel too bad though, yesterday I wrote a sequel to Moby Dick.
I'm staring at a computer that is dead behind me, then cruising around litreactor... Occassionally stopping to play flappy birds (high score 69!)
I tried warming myself by the heater, as I'm really cold.:/ Also wrote a paragraph of final chapter. That may be the third to the final chapter.
It have found that when my work life or personal life gets busy, I try harder to cram in writing time. When I have a lot of free time, I dawdle. Work has been way too busy lately, and I try to fit in some writing every night. In a few weeks I'm done with this seasons stuff, and my husband is going on a work trip and I will have the house to myself, to write, or dawdle. I hope I don't dawdle.
Ha, this thread makes me laugh.
Profunda~ I want that to be true :)
I tried to crochet an amigurumi Death, only his hood screwed up and now he looks like an evil dark gnome. *shame* I played "dumb ways to die" till my arm started to ache.I started reading "Three miles past" by SGJ and found nothing good to watch on tv so stayed up till midnight watching "When vacations attack"
Also this is kind of a cheat because I usually write in the day when the house is empty, and yesterday i revised a story, so that counts, right? But, you know, I wanted to join in, so that's what I did last night :)
I was taking out the trash and spotted a trail leading into forest that I hadn't seen before, so I followed that until it was getting dark, then I went home and watched the hockey and drank wine, after which I lacked the intellect to write a grocery list.
We should compile this into a cautionary tale titled Things I did Instead of Writing.
I tried to crochet an amigurumi Death, only his hood screwed up and now he looks like an evil dark gnome.
I had too google a couple of words in this. Evil and gnome weren't among them. You should celebrate your creation.
Well I can't make the excuse today, finished a character-driven New Adult coming of age flash fiction. Maybe some other time.
Ate pizza, drank beer, listened to some tunes. But fuck it, IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT. Of course I should be in a bar somewhere, but nevermind.
At work. On litreactor when I should be working.
Trying to find pictures of criminal hideouts online and surprisingly can't find shit. Off to shoot some pool.
I will be recording country versions of the following songs:
MY WAR - Black Flag
LIGHTS OUT - Angry Samoans
WHERE EAGLES DARE - The Misfits
I haven't decided on a name for the 'band' that will record full versions of these songs. LMK if you have suggestions. Must include Burt Reynolds and Trans-Ams.
I desperately require a lap steel guitar.
Voodoo Em: It is all true.
JGB: If you post said country songs, please link us to them I want very badly to hear those.
Jeff, maybe you could open up for Hayseed Dixie!
Today instead of writing I proclaimed it to be a Terrific Lady Day! Got a haircut & color, put my smallish boy in for an early nap & went lunch with one of my beautiful bookish wenches. Then we hit BAM and found this little nugget in the childrens section! All that being said, I still may write tonight but this was my ususal writing time!
still trying to fix the computer.
House of Cards House of Cards House of Cards House of Cards House of Cards.
Not that I was writing, anyway.
Went to see The Lego Movie.
It was awesome :)
I might write a little and go to bed.
Didn't feel good so slept during the day. Went to low key dinner out with husband. Stopped by the store and laughed at men buying very last minute Valentine's night flowers and candy. Then realized we were not ones to be snooty since we were there buying trash bags. Got email and phone call from a butthead. Did not return. Ranted briefly about how said butthead drives me nuts. Gave bossy advice online. Had a staring contest with cat. Flopped on sofa.
I need to get in to a new show. Since I have the netflix, is House of Cards as good as everyone says?
House of Cards is fucking phenomenal.
Good to know, I shall check it out
Punk/country band names:
Danzig Allen Coe
David Allen Murphy's
Willie, Waylon, Rollins and Me
Rockin the Johnny Cashbah
Smokey and the Bad Brains
The San Quitin Dolls
BTW, tonight instead of writing I'm coming up with punk/country band names and watching an awesome bluegrass rendition on Bohemian Rhapsody.
Tonight, instead of doing any writing...
I talked with people about writing!
Also fixed my computer. Now I have to reinstall eeeeverything...
Tonight instead of doing any writing (yet) I played Sims 3 and studied the functions of the brain and screamed at my sister for screaming at my brother.
Whoa, way to bring back an oldie, I'd forgotten about this one.
Can I assume that this thread saw over half a year of inaction because everyone was being so damn productive? Yeah? ... Yeah?
went to the gym and discovered my body fat is 13.5%
that's not bad if you have some muscle underneath it
Tonight, instead of doing any writing, I'm getting ready to move tomorrow! All my necessary possessions can be fit into one duffel bag and one backpack. I don't know what that says about me but I'm psyched! Carry on only, bitches!
Instead of writing, I continued developing by Musit glossary. Then printed off a couple of flash stories to study the recent genre shift I had.
Then watched the presidential briefing.
Played Destiny on my Xbox One. This is how it'll be for a while.
Instead of writing, I am putting my clothes away, trying to fall asleep, looking at old writings I wrote not so long ago, and this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0bPrt69rag
Watching You Tube
This morning instead of writing I went to petfinder.com and scrolled throgh the homeless puppies and bunnies and pretended to adopt my dream animal family because I'm lame and I just really want a big fat animal family.
Googled how to not attract the attention of bears. It says to wear a bell but I'm thinking that'll have the bears thinking I'm a reindeer, and then they'll come for sure.
Today instead writing until after the internet goes off, I'm working on my illustrations because I eventually want to also work in the fields of drawing for kids books. Maybe comics someday, for like Song Of Lost Youth which has been my baby project since ever.
I really want to illustrate poetry books.
Tonight, instead of doing any writing, I'm enjoying the last Caribou campfire mocha I'll probably ever taste. I'm honoring it by listening to Caribou by Pixies and weeping in my brain.
Tonight instead of writing (more) I'm listening to podcasts and trying to figure out this new violin piece and studying for my psychology and History and Web Design quizes I have tomorrow except not all at once because I don't think that's possible.(Correct me if I'm wrongcx)
Hey, At least I'm being kinda productive today.
I very much need to be writing at this moment, but am instead playing along with the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on piano whilst cracked out on Sudafed.
Instead of writing more stories like I have been (middle grade and teen dark fantasy), I self-pubbed the fantasy portion into a chapter book called Skull-Fairy dance.
I'm unsure of what to do with the Dystopian SF portion. I wrote it earlier, I was more depressed then. I'm not really sure how it turned out.
Song Of Lost Youth is more like a Teen chapter book.
Instead of writing I've watched the new Slipknot video like... 50 times...
Instead of writing I went to the mall with my firends and practiced a little violin.
instead of writing tonight i'm looking at the thing i'm writing, putting off the tooth-pulling that this chapter is becoming (dammit...).
i also finished an e-book, so that's something.
Tonight instead of writing, printing off a chapter book. And more character illustrations.