Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Guest 13 from Jasmine Aherne

Today, for Thursday 13 my friend and colleague Jasmine Aherne tells you 13 things you can do instead of finishing that WIP.

Thirteen procrastinations…

  1. Re-read through manuscript, especially if I don’t need to. Just to remind myself of the story, you understand….
  2. Make a cup of tea. Even if my desk is covered in empty mugs.
  3. Get something to eat. My brain needs food!
  4. Call my mother. This one is if I’m feeling in particular need of self-punishment.
  5. Go and see what the boyfriend is doing. If it’s interesting, I might get sucked in. I mean, I might get a plot idea from him! You never know…
  6. Clean the house. Again, this one only comes up if I am really stuck.
  7. Check out what’s on iplayer (www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer). They might have exactly the kind of show on that I need to fix the problem in my story! What? They might!
  8. Make another cup of tea. I have seven kinds of tea in my cupboards. It’ll probably take a few minutes to choose.
  9. Clean my keyboard. I really shouldn’t eat at my desk. And what’s this mystery item I’ve found between the E and R keys…?
  10. Check if the mail has been delivered. Get upset that it’s only junk mail.
  11. Go on Amazon to see if Nora Roberts’ new book is out yet. I’m a Nora junkie.
  12. Check Twitter. Reply to any interesting tweets.
  13. By this time I’ll probably have got around to one of the more productive procrastinations I indulge in – writing a blog post!

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Jasmine Aherne writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Visit her and say hello at www.jasmineaherne.com

1 comment:

Jasmine Aherne said...

Thanks for having me over, Anne!

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