One Week Challenge to End Procrastination- Who's In?

Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Carly Berg, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. ArgileSocks

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    holy cow, you're really going for it! Be sure to update us on your progress.
    That's a great first step to return to writing. Keeping clear goals in mind is so beneficial. Good luck!

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    I'm going to finish a short story I'm working on. It's in the fantastic genre (le fantastique) so it's very different from anything I've written before. I'm hoping it works out, even if it's just a way for me to warm up my writing skills. Le fantastique is so interesting and I'd love to do more with it.
    I'll have a working draft by the 13th of February.
     
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  2. zoupskim

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    Update! Only one, so I don't spam this thread too much.

    I did the math and I actually only have 23k words to edit, not 30k, so my earlier claim is a little less impressive, and I only need to do 6k words a day to meet my goal.

    Current editing music!

     
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    Update: I managed to write a short prologue, don't know if 320 words is decent for a beginning. Showed it to one of my friends and he said it was decent but didn't give any criticism beyond that.

    Gonna work on the first chapter, which should be my task for the rest of the week.
     
  4. A.V.K.

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    My task for the week is as follows:

    1. Finish writing chapter of book.
    2.Edit poem that is so close to being done.

    I'll post back in a week or when I meet those goals.
     
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    Well, the weeks passed and I failed in my resolution to complete my book.

    I made it to the last chapter, but ended up unable to finish the last 5k words or so to actually finish. Still, this was fun, and I'm glad I tried it.
     
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    Same. My birthday has arrived and sadly, I procrastinated the last few days. Might come back for week 2, but as it stands I'm currently feeling in the mood to write again.
     
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    That seems pretty much close enough! You got further than you would without the resolution: that's the most important thing.
    I think the main problem is making the writing habitual enough that it becomes a routine. That is the best antidote against procrastination, but I know that it's easier said than done with lots of other things going on. Especially your own birthday! I think a special allowance can be made for that. :)
     
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    Unfortunately, I didn't get anywhere near - only just over halfway through Chapter 16 now. Not a great idea having had such time-consuming weekends that didn't leave much time for writing. Still, I think it might have been not far from 10k all in all, in two weeks, which is not bad, and probably more than I would otherwise have got without this challenge.
     
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