How to Procrastinate instead of writing a novel!

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Novel writing is not easy by any means, and with self-publishing just about anyone can become a writer. Works can be published without any effort which isn’t good for people who actually can write a novel. It’s hard to write since it mainly requires butt to chair action, and sometimes more brain power then you have the energy for especially if you go to school, or work a day job. Good work takes time and even other people to look over it. That is another story though, and I will write a post about the entire process and how I write them. In the meantime here is how not to write a novel. Or maybe it should read doing everything but writing a novel!

  • Check email: You never know if a very important email from an editor or beta reader has come in. Just check every 5 seconds and keep hitting the refresh key constantly.
  • Check Twitter and updates status to: Writing a novel but in the mean time researching shirtless models for the next cover.
  • Eat after all you’re brain cannot work without something powering it.
  • Yell at your smartphone since a wrong number has called for the 1,000 time for someone who has a claim on them. It’s a recording too bad they cannot hear you…
  • Watch time tick by every minute while you’re waiting for calls from family or friends.
  • Check blogs after all how the hell do other writers write novels when you can’t even sit for an hour….
  • Get another cup of coffee, wine, whisky, liquor, vodka, or energy drink to get the blood flowing or to relax you need it after trying to focus on a sentence for an hour.
  • Hit head against the wall to loosen the ideas from your brain.
  • Shower maybe it will help you figure out this next sentence…
  • Check Facebook yet again to see what fun things your friends are up to, and things to use in stories…
  • Stare at the computer screen until inspiration strikes…
  • Smoke a cigarette if you do as a way of taking a break.
  • Walk the dog maybe the neighborhood can give you more ideas…
  • While walking the dog you spot a house, and spend the rest of the time wondering if they keep bodies in the basement.
  • Get one of the emails you’ve been waiting for and dance around when it says not bad just needs work. Yay! You’re not a failure.
  • Delete old files off your phone, PC, and tablet since it is a new semester and year after all.
  • Watch Youtube lets plays because video games are awesome, and who knows another story idea might pop up at any minute…

Okay, there are a lot of ways to procrastinate and not work on writing your novel. In the end the writers who stop procrastinating, and are determined to finish the novel of their dreams will learn how rewarding it is to finish something despite all the distractions stopping them.

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

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Working, and reading Writing books…

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I have been absent from the blog getting school work done, and working full 8 hour shifts which is something I am not used to. I have learned to never give up my dream of wanting to be a full time writer. I am working in retail, and it has its upside and downside, and it is teaching me how to deal with the general public and difficult people.

In between all the working and school work like studying for tests I have almost finished with round one rewrites doing a little when I can. I have a few other main projects I am working on like redoing my young adult novel in third person, and changing things around to make it more unique. I still have the second killer book to do. I am publishing a paperback when the first retail story is done. It will have the first killer story, Obsession Spell, Donnie’s Untimely Demise, and the first chapter of the killer book. I plan on taking the blog more seriously by reviewing writing and indie publishing ebooks like these:

  • Crafting Novels & Short stories From The editors of Writers Digest.
  • Becoming an Indie Author by Zoe Winters
  • 500 More Ways to be a Better Writer by Chuck Wendig
  • How to be a Writer In the E-Age by Catherine Ryan Hyde and Anne R. Allen
  • The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Marilyn Ross & Sue Collier
  • The Breakout Novelist by Donald Maass
  • 500 Ways to Tell a Better Story by Chuck Wnedig
  • The 90-Day Novel Unlock the Story Within by Alan Watt
  • The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing by the Editors of Writers Digest
  • Everyday Writing by Midge Raymond
  • The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass
  • Hooked: by Les Edgerton

I have many more books to read, and I plan on reviewing them since I don’t see a blog that reviews them that much. I read ebooks in my spare time, and I will record my thoughts on them.

 

Any good writing books that you have read lately to put on my to be read pile?

 

Until Next time,

 

Wolfdreamer25 

Writer Fuel and poetry…

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I am not just talking about soda and energy drinks either, but I do drink those like Mountain Dew Voltage, White out, Code Red, and Dark Berry, even Mello Yello. I love to drink those when I am writing to stay awake.

I am talking about life experiences to use as well too. I know I use my experiences in my stories, and use them to fuel my writing. The experiences I have gone through made me who I am, and without those I would not have much to go on either. Writers use everything around them as fuel to write like what they see and hear. Situations they have been through they use it all. Thanks to bullies I know how to craft a mean petty high school drama situation, and thanks to horrible relationships and enemies I can use it to my advantage. Artists can do it too, and it is not just writes that can use their everyday experiences to fuel their passion. That is the good thing about writing too. Have workplace drama? Fuel. Had a nasty break up with an abusive person like a friend or lover? Fuel.  The situations you have been in, and the things you have heard? Fuel. Anything can be used to create, and nothing is off limits ever since the next situation you land in can be a good story to tell later.

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I am enjoying my poetry class too, and I have a journal for it I used to do poetry every day, but I don’t do it as much anymore. That will change considering this poetry class is opening my eyes to how beautiful it is now. I am learning more in depth about poetry more then I used to. In the spirit of poetry I will put up a few of my poems from then and now.

Then:

True Love

What you lost is gained

What you gained is lost

You call him a lot

Even if you get caught

You want to know him

You want to see him

You like him

You love talking to him

He is a great guy

Perfect for you

Unique in everyway

Youd never turn him down

Not a bad bone to be found

When he holds you

You feel safe and sound

He has a nice voice

So calm and understanding

You would never hurt him in any way

You want to stay with him

And be with him

Day after day

He is cool

He is funny

He is just really true love to you

Mysterious Guy

There will always be one guy you look at across the hall

One guy you stare at from afar

One guy you secretly want to date, but can’t because it seems like he is always taken

And yet you both stare at each other across the hall

And you get so nervous you shake

And your heart beats fast

You hold off talking to him because you get nervous

And you don’t want him to think bad things about you because if he did you would be depressed

He is always going to be there

He will always be there for you to wonder

You don’t know much about him

You want to know him

Who knows?

You just might be friends, or best friends, or you just might finally get him

There will always be a guy like him around

One you will wonder about, and one you can look at but never touch.

Now:

Loneliness : a girl in an empty house with no one home, and friends are on vacation, family not there with no laptop, cellphone, or television. No car, and has not seen friends in a while. Her boyfriend is no longer in the picture thanks to her friends, and it is an awful time to be her.

Love:  There is a couple together at the movie theater holding hands, and they have been together for three years. Through the ups and downs whether they are arguing or laughing they have been there for each other through it all.

Boredom: Sitting on the couch, flipping through channels, nothing good really on, and no friends to hang out with since they are away. Parents are gone on vacation, and I am the only one home with nothing to do chores are done, and everything is clean.

That is all for now, and I am currently learning about making good characters too in novel writing class. I love it because it is giving me the tools I need to succeed as a writer.

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25