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    Rae's Progress Journal

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by Rae_3, Jun 27, 2019.

    I'm not sure if I'm gonna do this right, but here we go.

    I have the tendency to procrastinate writing by watching a buttload of Youtube, so setting goals would help me a lot. I know that I absolutely hate routine, but goals should be fine. I also have a lot of side projects, as new ideas form in my head and I feel the urgent need to start writing the story at that moment.

    This journal is meant to help me finish my main focus, Homeless Smarts, on time. I want to finish it either this year or mid next year.

    My side projects:

    1.) Magni is Real (once a "fanfic" but I am now serious about it)
    2.) Hearts Heal (A story I'm writing for my friend)
    3.) Coming Out (A fanfic I'm serious about)
    4.) A Whole Other World (A story I'm 100% going to start seriously writing about after this one)
    5.) Colvan (Another fanfic)
    6.) Dear Mommy (A story I kinda left alone for a bit)

    And I'm pretty sure I have more.

    But, the first goal I'm gonna set for myself is to finish Chapter 14 by next week. (Wednesday, July 3rd)

    Dear Future me reading this,

    You had work two days of work this week. This is do-able. If you haven't finished, shame on you. Now go eat a spoonful of hot sauce.
     
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    I don't understand.

    What does it mean to be serious about fanfic?
     
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    Well, It's kinda different for both for me.

    Magni is Real was once just meant to be a fun little "fanfic" that had no real means to be published. Just another meaningless piece of work people could read. But then I saw the potential in it and saw what good of a story it could be and now I'm planning on turning it into a real published book one day. Also, I say "fanfic" because it's not really about a celebrity but it's about my friend. I just called it a fanfic at first.

    Now, for the second one, Coming Out, that was a real fanfic I wanted to start. I'm not gonna publish this one because it involves real celebrities and I don't want scandals, but I say I'm serious about it because I have a legitimate plot line I want it to have. I want it to be a mesh of a really good queer story and a fanfiction.

    I don't know if that makes sense, but that's how I see it :p
     
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    The whole concept of fan fiction is a bit vague to me. So thank you very much about clearing this thing.

    (By the way... Why not turn Tubecrastination to research, seeking and getting inspiration... All you need is two monitors. You keep Tubestuff in smaller and your writing projects in bigger and you pause tubeflow if and when something worth writing hits your brain or guts.)
     
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    I thought fanfic. was about writing story based in a universe that’s already been created NOT about ‘celebrities’? Has the terminology changed or are you misusing it?
     
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    That was also how I understood that word.

    But... Every celeb has his/her own imaginary world which goes round that celeb. You could say that public picture about some celeb is more a story than real thing. So... If some Kardashian does some tail wiggling it's also tale wiggling.
     
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    hm, this is true. I shall try this.
     
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    Alright, well past me, I actually only had one day of work last week, so hah. screw u.

    Due to not having two days without internet this week, I'm looking pretty good. Deadline for chapter 14 is 11:59 pm tomorrow.

    Rae, you are limited to only watch Youtube until 2 pm tomorrow. That gives you four hours to watch it and rot your brain.

    Be grateful, I was gonna make it 12 pm.

    No more messing around. Pull through or I will force you to eat a spoonful of dad's hot sauce in the cabinet right there.

    Yep, right there.

    Stop working on other chapters, stop watching so much Youtube, stop playing Neopets and focus on your goal. I know you hate schedules and routine, but you're gonna have to get used to it dumbo. You want to finish this book right?

    Yeah, thought so. So pull through then, you can do this.

    Remember, dad has hella hot sauce.
     
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    alright, I've been working on 14 from 6 pm to now, 12:46 am.

    When I finish up later on (since it's Wednesday already), I might have written two chapters in one. I might be able to split it, yessssssssss.

    But that's also more work I'm doing right now...

    Whatever, I love it. no hot sauce for me it looks like.

    I swear...if I don't pull through...
     
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    less than 30 minutes

    sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t sh!t
     
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    12 minutes! Write!

    You can rewrite it later, but now... Write!
     
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    YES!!!!

    WITH LITERALLY FIVE MINUTES TO SPARE!

    SHE DID ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No hot sauce for me bih, yessssssssssssssssssss. I was panicking so much, I was like sh!t, I'm gonna take an L on my first goal, that would suck.

    It's not perfect at all, and I will 100% edit it when I'm feelin good good.

    Wow, that was scary. So proud of myself though
     
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    Now you have personal experience of ticking clock. "Write what you know emotionally."
     
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    Well, I know that I still have an issue with procrastinating. I guess it's not procrastinating, it's just that I have an issue with stopping what I'm doing to do something else. Like, I watch Youtube before I write.

    I don't know if that's the definition of procrastinating, but it sounds like it is, lol. So, I procrastinate.

    Watching Youtube before I write might not be smart, because I end up not writing some days because I'm so immersed in the Youtube realm.

    But, i have gotten better with sticking to a goal, because if I had set the goal without the punishment, I might not have felt motivated to even try to finish the chapter by the due time.

    Therefore, I'm getting better. It would have taken me way more time if I hadn't set a goal.

    I'm going to keep this up, it's working :]

    In the future, I'll be able to set a goal without a punishment and still be motivated to do it :p
     
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    Alright, tomorrow is strictly a writing day. No Youtube at all.

    Future groggy me reading this, I want you to finish a chapter of Hearts Heal and Magni is Real. And I want you to at least start a chapter of your Colvan fanfic and Homeless Smarts.

    Each unfinished item is worth a spoonful of hot sauce, so get to it.
     
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    Magni is Real and Colvan finished

    Just Magni is Real and Homeless Smarts left
     
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    everything is completed!
     
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    Writing chapter 15 today. Should be finished by 12 in the mornin
     
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    oop, maybe not
     

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