Monday, July 20, 2015

Procrastination station

My manuscript is back with my editor for final edits and even though I should be self-editing my second book, I’m hiding from all things writing. I’ve never been one for procrastinating, but lately I have acquired the bad habit. Even if I don’t want to edit, I could be practicing my formatting, or even thinking, or working on marketing ideas for my book (The Amaranthine), which I still hope to publish this year. We shall see. I just have to be more productive. 

On the day-job front, my brother has handed me a flash disk containing thousands of scientific articles, which I have to catalogue and organize, to make it easier for him to find when he starts reading and referencing articles for his own PhD. At this point my eyes feel like they are throbbing in protest, but it has to get done before the end of the month. See, being a research assistant isn’t easy, even if you work from home.

On the annoyance front, certain extended family members have taken up the task of trying to find me a job, as they feel I’m not doing anything worthwhile with my life. Can you believe that? They don’t believe what I do for my brother is seen as work. My mom and siblings were just as upset as me when they found out. Without realizing it I am annoying people by working from home. Who Knew? Some people can be so nosy.

So, how is your Monday? 

8 comments :

  1. They are just jealous you get to work from home and they don't.
    Sounds like a lot of organizing. Maybe while you're doing that you can start thinking of marketing ideas and jot them down as they come to you.
    Awesome the book is with your editor now!

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    1. Thank you for the great suggestion, Alex and the comforting words. I will keep my notebook on hand to write down some ideas. I usually get good ideas while I do repetitive work. Thank you, again.

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  2. I think Alex is right about the jealousy. Sorry you are dealing with that.
    I am right there with you, parked at procrastination station. I had such big plans for the summer as far as writing goals and I haven't even come close to meeting any of them.

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    1. I'm sorry you are dealing with procrastination too. But who knows, you might just start writing tomorrow morning. Inspiration strikes at the most awkward times. Thank you for your comforting words.

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  3. Ugh, it's very rude that people are trying to decide for you what is or isn't worth your time. Best of luck with getting everything done. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Misha. I just can't believe they think they have the right to do so. My own siblings don't have anything to say, so why do extended family members think they can? Nosy people . . .

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  4. How exciting that your book is a step away from the book store. People comment as if writing a book is not work. I
    think it's like a badge of honor if you don't have to work at an outside job

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    1. Thank you, Manzanita. I do wear my badge proudly:)

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