Story Word count: 19,745
Ha! A strike is made against the Procrastination beast! I have successfully blogged two days in a row AND written a few words in between feeding my friend’s cats, going out to dinner with friends and getting things sorted for New Years Eve.
Mostly my friends are dubious at this new form of procrastination and that it won’t actually produce any more words in the story I should be writing. Though apparently there is an English comedian/writer who uses his blog as a warm up as people expect him to post and since he’s there and warmed up he ends up doing a lot of writing that he’s supposed to be doing. Which just proves there is a method to my madness.
So it’s New Years Eve a time which can be totally over inflated with expectation. It’s like there’s massive pressure to have the most amazing night EVER. This year though I know that without really trying I can have a much better New Years Eve than last year because last year I spent NYE in Hospital with what may or may not have been appendicitis. Drink? Good food? Friends? Nope I had a saline drip, sat by myself reading in the Gynecological ward (because one of the doctors thought it was something to do with that rather than my appendix) though on the plus side Auckland Hospital gets an amazing view of the fire works from the Skytower.
So this year I won’t have a stabbing pain in my side, I won’t be in my PJ’s, and I’ll be at a BBQ, drinking wine with friends.
But between now and then I have some writing to do – I want to crack the 20,000 mark before the end of the year.
Have a safe and happy new years eve and I will be back in 2012 to continue my fight against procrastination.