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    Hi from a master of procrastination :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lucyvp, Mar 31, 2009.

    I'm a 40 year old Aussie swimming with ideas but lacking the will power to sit and actually finish something. I have two books in particular, and one of those is my 'baby' which I definitely want to see finished some time. I hope to get some inspiration here, and maybe a few cyber kicks up the backside to get me moving :)
     
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    Welcome. :) We can be procrastination buddies.
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    I'm a mistress of procrastination and I found that the challenge of NaNoWriMo was a sufficient kick to get me to complete 50,000 words in a month. I haven't been able to do anything like that since, though! :D
     
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    Hello Lucy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Not the famous Lucy Van Pelt?

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hey, welcome to the site!
    I'm new here too, and am currently working on a 'baby' as well :D
    I also have a few short story ideas but suffer from procrastination, but sometimes that allows me some new ideas...
    So by all means "Procrastinate now, don't put it off!"
    :D
     
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    Hey Lucy...Welcome to WF...this site's FULL of Aussie fishes..:)
     
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    Welcome. I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration and some kicks to get you motivated!
     
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    Thank you for the warm welcome and the advice. Yes, my username is inspired by the famous Lucy Van Pelt - my favourite cartoon character - someone who doesn't take any nonsense from anybody (and the complete opposite to me lol).
     
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    Hi lucyvp! glad to have you with us!
     
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    Hey there! I'm right there in the procrastination boat with you. XD
     

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