Procrastination Station

Much like Conjunction Junction (video), only without the singing. Or the grammar lessons.

… Although I could probably come up with a theme song if I tried hard enough. *hums*

The Shame

But no, today’s post is about my lack of posting– or rather: my lack of finishing posts. I am easily distracted and thus have a habit of starting posts, getting a few sentences in and then alt-tab’ing out and getting lost on a wild tangent. It’s a habit I hadn’t spent a lot of time worrying about until I sat down this morning to plan out a posting schedule for next week.

I have 35 drafts sitting in the Posts folder already and just came back from a rather productive stint at Panera’s where I came up with another sixty-four topics. Add to that the fact I’ve been collecting post ideas in a small notebook since early March and you have a rather impressive snowball of Things To Write About(tm).

Most of which, the savvy reader will have sussed, I have not actually ever written about.


I have good intentions, but somehow those aren’t translating into good results– this is a reoccurring theme in my life and it’s becoming annoying.

As much as I’d love to blame this failure on a lack of time, you can tell by the latest run of achievements on my World of Warcraft account that this isn’t the case. Although I could argue that chasing time-sensitive seasonal achievements count as a ‘get out of jail free’ card, they really only take about 30 minutes a day to run. If I can spend this much time goofing about pretending to be a cat (Feral Druid) you’d think I could manage to do something a little more productive.

So I’ve made a Giant List of Post Topics and will be working my way down the list in a completely random fashion. At a post a day, I’ve got well over three months worth of ideas and thus no room to complain about writer’s block. Assuming I make it to 300 words per post (which is an easy assumption) that’s well over 30,000 words worth of posting to be had.

Which is 3/5th of a NaNoWriMo novel… Yikes.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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