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March 3, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: How Do You Procrastinate?

Kate Hart
Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's question: How Do You Procrastinate?


On those glorious days when I have found time by myself just for writing...

  • Open Word.
  • Check email while document loads. This is doubly important because our YA Highway Google group updates to my email. Seeing as I am a work-from-home mom, this constitutes 85% of my daily social interaction.
  • Check Twitter. See if BFF is busy. Joke around with some of y'all. This constitutes the other 15% of my daily social interaction.
  • Check AW.
  • Check MLW. Ban latest troll. Check in with staff.
  • Check Twitter again. Click on random link. Click on another random link. Laugh hysterically/bemoan ignorance of people on internet/despair of ever matching awesome of linked writer/copy link for Field Trip Friday/squee for friend with new book cover/exchange snarky comments with BFF and/or Cory.
  • Look at Word document.
  • Remember I haven't updated my blog.
  • Decide this post would be much better with some LOLcatz.
  • Open Photobucket so as to not steal bandwidth because karma is a bitch.
  • Steal 800 LOlcatz. Post a few.  

  • Wonder how many F-bombs YA authors are allowed to drop on their personal blogs.

  • Look at Word document. Move a few sentences around.
  • Decide post needs more cowbell. Open Pandora and pretend to choose station when I know I'm going to end up listening to Radiohead.
  • Look at Word document.
  • Decide I have to pee.
  • Return to computer. Look at Word document. Have a great idea.
  • Get interrupted by adorable child with poor timing.
  • Solve sibling crisis, usually involving toy cars shaped like Lightning McQueen and cohorts.
  • Look at Word document.
  • Contemplate using toy cars to stage full scale re-enactment of the movie Cars.
  • Check email.
  • Check Twitter.
  • Check AW.
  • Check my blog because the rolls on the side have awesome links.Get sucked in to latest agent blog controversy/weather predictions/announcement of friend getting an agent or selling a book/hilarious Twilight spoof.
  • Check MLW.
  • Get a Dr Pepper or, if we're out, a glass of iced tea.
  • Check Twitter again.
  • Snark at Cory and/or BFF.
  • Glare at Word document.
  • Make some popcorn or, if I play my cards right, get husband to make me some popcorn.
  • Check Twitter again.
  • Turn off all social media in a fit of self disgust. Bury emotional pain in salty popcorn goodness. Plow through 5000 words of novel.
  • Realize it's 2:00am.
  • Check Twitter.


  1. You're fucking hilarious. I love you.

  2. I am laughing so hard at that yahoo answers question.

  3. LMAO - so glad to know I'm not alone.

    And yes, that shiny Voldemort thing is hysterical.

  4. LOL. This is so a version of my day (non-class-going one), except with a lot more manga-reading & drama-watching.

    P.S. The Yahoo question rocks!

  5. This is just brilliant. I have no words.

  6. Freakin hilarious!!!

    Where do you find that shit? Oh right, by procrastinating!! LOL

  7. Awesome!Add in work, minus the kids and you have my day pegged.Snarking with you is a highlight of my day! I mourn when you are MIA

  8. I'm giggling like a loon over Sirius. :D

  9. You crack me up. lmao

    I LOVE the Voldy picture. Love, love, love.


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