Slowly, I'm deteriorating into the one of the most pathetic laziest pieces of shit you can find.
I really want to work on my story. I do. It's the first thing I set my mind to when I made this account. But, one day, in the midst of my enthusiastic creating and typing, I got distracted. Distracted by the forums, distracted by the community, hell even distracted by the Help & Info Section and all their shiny promises of trophies and whatnot.
Honestly, I think I've spent more time lurking the forums and archive binging old threads than I have working on my story, which is a shame because it's honestly something I've put a lot of thought into. But, in the end, I end up being less productive than I desire, and to my chagrin, I find that I spent all my free time on things I really didn't care for before getting distracted and things I really wouldn't benefit from after I've done it.
It's not that I can't get my ass into high gear from time to time. It's just that when I log on to this site, more often than not, I'm just here to read threads of things I don't care about and read old messages in the My Stuff section. That'd really hurt the deadline I'm trying to dedicate myself to. Sigh...
Anyways, fellow procrastinators, how bad are your procrastination problems, and more importantly, what methods do you assume to overcome them?
1. Read my profile from the eighteenth line.
2. I wouldn't say procrastination is a problem for me. In real life. I once had three English assignments due to be handed in, and i didn't start on any of them until the period before English. Still got them done though. And passed. I'm just the sort of person that works best under pressure.
But the problem is that there isn't a deadline for stories on this site.
Yeah. Which is why i haven't gotten anything done.
Write a CYOA by the end of January or you'll get penalized 500 points.
Even with that penalty i doubt I'll get one finished. Or if i do, it'll be a piece of shit.
I'll just see what happens.
Lol. Maybe we could make this a site feature. Being able to bet points to have a story up at whatever deadline you choose. It's basically what Bucky's doing, but it would help get rid of a lot of writer's block. Or alternatively. there could be a section on the weekly review called "the hall of shame" or something which displays the names of everyone who failed to meet their goal to write a story?
I might pitch this idea on the forums.
I would be in there each and every week then.
I would definitely support this.
@Will11 Consider that Hall of Shame piece.
Hm, the Review's not really there for shaming slow writers or making them feel bad about their lack of writing, I suspect if you're looking for volunteers to do those things though there'd be site members happy to oblige :) If anyone wanted to write an article on procrastination or writer's block though for the Review and send it to me that would be an interesting read, maximum irony points if it's unfinished :D
I want to respond to this. I have this really long thing I wanna say about it. But it's a lot of words, and overwhelming. I'll do it later after binge watching several more episodes of this tv show I really like.
I should probably just focus on writing my story without a computer to be honest. Pen and paper work just as well as text and code.
My method is also pen and paper. I think best with it in front of me, especially the paper about five years old (still clean). If you use a pen, make sure it writes easily because too many times I've quit something because my hand hurt from pressing down and writing for too long. Another thing you could do is to go to a quiet place, put on some rain sounds, and force yourself to write at least a page a day. Just one page. "Spew shit" for as long as you need to. Another way is to make a brief outline of the entire story. Literally just mark three parts and flesh it out.
Do you go to a Catholic school? I just find it funny that the nuns are scolding you for your lack of text-based adventure games.
Just spew shit onto pages and never think about it.
Oh God, I have a major problem with procrastination, (which is why I'm wasting time posting on the forums when I should be writing that riddle game I was planning on getting finished before Christmas (but at least posting in the forums makes a nice change from playing shitty mobile games and watching my 1000th youtube video of the day.))
I'd say the best piece of advice I can give is to use one of those online timers and time yourself for an hour every day. In that time you have to write, even if it's only for an hour. Usually though, once the timer's up you'll be on a roll and will carry on writing for a few extra hours after. It works for me sometimes. ^_^
Pssh... You got your game on the Top 5. Who cares how lazy you are?