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    I'm a habitual procrastinator

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by YoungCreature, Apr 12, 2011.

    Hello, my actual name means young creature (thanks Mom) and I'm a habitual procrastinator. I always have been and always will be and I'm okay with that. I do my best work under pressure. When I was in college English class we had a five page paper due once every three weeks. We were suppose to do outlines, rough drafts, and proof readings, none of which I did. I would put off my writing until the day it was due. I would spend my five hours in-between my classes and spew out my essay. I would rush to class, always late, praying I would even get passing marks. A few days later, to my amazement, I would be told I received the highest grade in class. This is when I found out that writing just... came naturally to me.

    I love to draw and write. Im pretty good at both, even though I don't do either very often. I'd rather rot my brain with alcohol and videogames. I need to work on that, I guess. Maybe this place will help.

    I wipe ass for a living. I work in a nursing home. Sometimes I dream about myself living in a cottage in the woods doing nothing but writing on a old-fashioned type-writer with paint encrusted fingers, a cigarette in my hand and a half finished bottle of Makers Mark on the table. This brings me to another point-I have insanely vivid dreams. I used to keep a dream journal until I forgot about it. Until now. Maybe I'll start that again.

    I keep a pocket journal to write things down so I don't forget them. I got it on Christmas and I have written two sentences in it.

    My favorite fantasy series is Tad William's the Otherland.
    My favorite sci-fi series is Dune.
    My all-time favorite writer, however, is Hunter S Thompson.

    I think I'm done. Hello and welcome to my World.
     
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    Hello, YC. Admittedly, I'm trying to avoid your position, because procrastinating doesn't seem to work as well for me as it once did for you. I write excellent papers--but then I turn them in days late, and what would have been an A becomes an F... or if I'm lucky, a D after the revision. Still, I feel like a laid back attitude is probably a healthy, non-stressful way to handle it.

    I find it interesting that Hunter S. Thompson is your favorite writer, though I only know a couple of very basic things about him.

    I suppose I could wish you luck, but... I'm pretty sure that the sort of luck I've been wishing applies to one's efforts.

    Have a pleasant diversion?
     
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    Welcome. :)
    I procrastinate a lot, and tend to do better when writing under pressure too.
     
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    Hello and welcome, and who says that video games rot your brain out? I play them quite a bit, lol.
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    This is a great place to find advice and help with your writing. Have fun!
     
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    Hello Young Creature, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    No matter how many years pass, you will forever be young. What's so bad about that?

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Welcome!
    I was going to procrastinate with you, but then I decided that I'd do it later...
     
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    I like to consider it more of a survival technique than a "position." I conserve my energy for when it's needed most. Right. I like that.

    I find it interesting that you find that interesting.

    Considering I've been here over six months and just now posted a New Member Introduction, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I'll be good and follow the rules. Then again...

    There's always tomorrow.
     

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