Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday's Thirteen: The Nanowrimo self-sabotages

I'm doing the Nanowrimo and these are thirteen things that things that are sabotages my writing.
  1. I'm hungry, I think that candy in the candy bowl is calling my name. 
  2.  I'm thirsty, I think I have one soda left way in the back of the fridge. 
  3.  I need to use the bathroom, even though it's the tenth time in the last hour. 
  4.  I want to pet the cat she seem lonely; "Here kitty-kitty. Ow, don't bite me." 
  5.  My daughter friend came over, I get to have girl talk which will waste another hour or two. 
  6.  Is it lunch or dinner time yet? Did some one email me? 
  7. It has been two hours since the last time I checked. 
  8.  Is that show I want to watch on? I better check. 
  9.  I'm cold I better get a sweater on. Ooh, better yet I'll change into pajamas, even though its only seven o'clock in the afternoon. 
  10.  Did I hear the UPS truck outside? I think my package I ordered from cafepress is due. 
  11.  Time to update my word count for the third time in the last hour. 
  12.  I better check what's going on in the nano forums. 
  13.  Hey, I better do my Thursday's thirteen!
Are you doing the Nanowrimo? If you are how are you doing?


Darla M Sands said...

I am doing NaNoWriMo and am not sure where to take the story next. Yikes! Best wishes and Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

I admire anyone who's doing NaNo. I don't believe I'd have the patience or willpower. LOL Happy writing, Jan!

Adelle Laudan said...

Umm,yah I better find my cat... oh wait, I don't have a cat...

Kimberly Menozzi said...

I'm not doing NaNo, but I find myself suddenly thinking "Hmmm, I'd better get the living room vacuumed. We might have company one of these years..."


Happy TT!

Willa Edwards said...

I'm totally with you on the word count, I update that way to much. If the words are flowing I'll update it whenever I pause, every few hundred words, but when its not. I'll update it every sentence. Just to procrastinate a little bit.

My other procrastination technique is, I have time, so I can relax a little. Until all there is no more time. Or I have to think through this paragraph (and end up taking a nap).

Paige Tyler said...

Those would be distracting!


My TT is at

Anonymous said...

I was going to do NaNoWriMo, but just can't get into it. Too sick, too tired to really concentrate on it. Oh well, maybe next year.

Jennifer Leeland said...

LOL!!!!! I hear you. When I want to procrastinate, I can reeeeeally do it. Good luck. I know you can do it.

Cassie Exline said...

This post makes me wish I was participating in NaNo this year just so I could commiserate. Good luck, Janice and everyone else.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Darla,

Thank you and good luck with your own story.

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you and you never know what you can do until you try.

Hi Adelle,


Hi Kimberly,

Yup and you don't want to be caught with a dirty carpet.

Hi Willa,

Oh, and a nap sounds good too. Good luck with your own story.

Hi Paige,

They are.

Hi Angle,

I hope you feel better and are rested soon.

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you. :)

Hi Cassie,

Maybe next year you can do the nano too?


Maddy Baarone said...

I'm not doing Nano, but these seem pretty common for me with just my usual writing. Sometimes I'm just not in the moment, ya know?

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Maddy,

Oh yeah, I know--big time.


Xakara said...

These seem like perfectly good procrastinations to me. :)

I'm unofficially doing NaNo this year. I happen to have an overlapping deadline of Dec. 1st. So my big procras is editing as I go, since I have to turn sub this to my editor when I'm done.

Happy T13,

13 Wishes

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Xakara,

Good luck with your own story and I hope you make the deadline too.