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I am a writing and publishing guru. What I dont know about the market just isn't worth knowing. So what if I'm unpublished? I choose to give other writers the gift of my wisdom and experience* that the other 500,000 writing blogs out there fail to give.
* No actual experience

Friday, January 13, 2012

Procrastinating right now!

Anybody wold think I was trying to scare people away from this blog, as it's been a neglected little creature these past few weeks.
No excuses, just procrastination.
And if you want a moral tale about the dangers of procrastination, I shall share.
A few days after Christmas, an item aired on the news. A jokey item about a firestation suffering some fire damage. Not a due to a major blaze, but one that nevertheless caused red faces, and I dont mean from the heat. The fire led to the discovery that the fire station lacked a working smoke detector. You know, those things that fire fighters continually preach about that could save lives?
Ha! Shoemaker's kids go barefoot, psychologist's kids are brats and so on.
Aha, I thought! I could work this anecdote into the blog about practicing what one preaches. You know, especially about silencing the little voices quash the urgency to do it NOW.
Well, I let it go. And now I cant find a reference to it anywhere on the web, so I'm not able to post a nice little link to the item, and I look like I'm not being truthful. Jokey news reports tend to vanish like that, probably aided and abetted by the fire brigade in this case. The story's about three weeks old anyway.
So my anecdote looks lame. Please give me a kick in the commentary section - I need to hear how you guys stop block the voice that says "Ah, do it tomorrow".


  1. Procrastination is my most finely tuned talent.

    And that story is pretty funny!

  2. C'mon,Karen, let's do it and procrastinate our procrastination, eh?

  3. JO-ANN ~
    Well, I will bear you witness: I recall seeing that same blurb somewhere. I haven't tried to relocate it, but I will swear on a stack of Bibles that I also ran across it somewhere on the Net.

    Anyway... just came to tell you that I liked the comment you left on Karen's recent blog bit about "Ol' Joe" applying for a teaching job at her university, and I backed up your comment with one of my own.

    Not sure if we see eye-to-eye on that point but, like you, I wasn't prepared to issue 100% kudos to Karen and the viewpoint of her university peers.

    The old man did not handle it as he should have, but there was something to be said for the way he generally viewed the matter.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'