I’ll Do It Tomorrow

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Whoever said that procrastination was the mother of invention was talking rubbish. I’ve never invented anything while I was procrastinating. Although I could have the saying wrong. I do that sort of thing. I think that procrastination really is not doing something that you don’t want to do. You might not know that you don’t want to do it though. You might just be more comfortable thinking that something else is stopping you from doing it.

When it comes to doing something that you love to do – in my case this would be writing stories – why on earth would you not want to? Finding my own motives for not doing something I should be doing has always been hard. Then it occurred to me that the word “should” has a lot to do with it. I do a lot of things that I feel I should. Things that I don’t particularly want to do. Washing dishes being right up there in the I don’t want to top five. I do them anyway. So why then, when I should be doing something for myself, don’t I?

If any of my friends thought that I actually have the answer to that, I apologise. I really haven’t got a clue. Maybe we feel that we owe it to people that care for us to be successful at what we do. Could be it’s the possibility of failure that changes it from want to, to should. It often seems to me that our own psyche’s nobble us worse than any external source could. I am pleased to say though, that I really want to get back to my edit, so this rambling post will be mercifully short. Once again, having internet woes, I have a catch up to do. People must wonder on social networks who this strange dragon person is, that pops up every now and then, zooms around frantically, then disappears for days on end. I guess it’s another of those quantum things.

I know you’ll want to join us on our fantastic, buzzing Google+ group. There are lots of lovely authors, bloggers, poets, and readers in the room. I hope to see you there!

https://plus.google.com/communities/115573021758683598908

We also have a brand new Anthology Group, both on Google+ and Facebook. You still have time to submit a story for the first book. Voting begins on the 14th February. Please do join us – all are welcome.

https://plus.google.com/communities/117516168918522615304

https://www.facebook.com/groups/454640414592387/

Till next time friends. xxx

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17 thoughts on “I’ll Do It Tomorrow

    Jaspreet Taunque said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Dragon person, I’m beginning to feel quite toasty, reading your ramblings. Please do not disappear…and of course, such posts are one reason that I procrastinate too…as they keep justifying my state of mind. Fire away 🙂

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    Jaspreet Taunque said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    edit Dragon person, enter Dragon dost!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 3, 2013 at 5:06 am

      Jas dost! I did disappear too 😀 It always happens! You’re right though. I love reading blogs – yours is a favourite. I love your poetry! We give ourselves the excuse of writers block, so writers NEVER procrastinate – lol xx

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    LucyPireel said:
    February 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Oh Jo! Deary, I know all about it, or rather like you I don’t! No idea why I don’t do what I love to do and instead do what I should. Aaaargh! But no more! If I do not want to do the washing up I won’t, if I want to write, I bloody will! Wheeeeheee! Out with the “I must …” in with the “I want to …”
    Join me in this Jo and we will be the happier for it. Of that I am sure! xoxo

    Great post by the by, and I am sorry for not having made enough time to regularly show up and do my duties on our G+ group, but I’ve been busy doing what I love to do, writing! 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 3, 2013 at 5:10 am

      Lucy love! I thought you were visiting Mars! From now on it’s the want to for me too. I’ve got lots of work to do from now till Shadow People comes out on the 8th so I’ll be a bit scarce till then but our beautiful Google+ group is growing and alive with cool people now – more than 270 this morning. It’s enjoyable there & definitely a “Want” for me! xoxoxo

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        LucyPireel said:
        February 5, 2013 at 2:13 am

        Oh, Jo Deary. I’ve been so busy. Not sick like you, but busy, busy and I’m glad our group is growing and I do try to be on there regularly to see if there’s no mayhem going on.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          February 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

          I’m all better now dear Lucy – watch me zooooooooom!!! I’ll be the mayhem! 😀 xxxxxxxxx

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    adelesymonds said:
    February 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Great post Jo. Doing what we should is never as much fun as doing what we love. I am hoping that I have found a little more balance between the two.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 3, 2013 at 5:11 am

      I really think you have Adele. The fact that you love being a professional reviewer makes you more sought after I reckon. It comes through in your posts. xxx

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    angus48 said:
    February 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Reblogged this on Angus48's Blog and commented:
    I’m back on my coffee addiction and a cup of Jo is the way to go.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 3, 2013 at 5:12 am

      I think I’ll buy you some biscuits to help your addiction along – thank you Angus! xx

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    ramblingbabbleofafool said:
    February 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    It scares me how much I actually put off, when I know I SHOULD be doing something I want to do!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 3, 2013 at 5:13 am

      Maybe we should have one day a week that’s only for the wants & the other six of shoulds may be easier – lol 🙂 xx

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