How to cure procrastination – write like a frog #amwriting

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Frogs, not one of natures most obvious masters of writing. Yet Kermit appears to be beating his keyboard with a certain level of industrious, even exuberant, energy.

So, what can we learn from Kermit.

Well, sometimes you need to think about what you write, and sometimes you need to stop thinking and just sit down and bash the damn keys…with the enthusiasm ofΒ a frog.

Yes, you may at first write a little garbage, but something amazing happens if you can just push past your normal inclination to check your Facebook, twitter, blog, email, make a cup of tea…or forage for food.

You already made five cups of tea, have eaten numerous snacks, and yes Facebook willΒ survive with out your attention for the next…say hour or so.

That amazing thing that happens is the miracle where all the good stuff comes pouring out. It is there, just waiting, you just have to hit the keys.

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Now, get back to your keyboards, you crazy fools and write like a frog!
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19 thoughts on “How to cure procrastination – write like a frog #amwriting

  1. I agree.

    “Yes, you may at first write a little garbage…” And some days you can do all the thinking and planning you want and you’ll still write garbage. There’s no vaccine to avoid that.

    But the more time you spend with your fingers on the keys, the more chances you give yourself to produce good stuff.

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  2. I just started using 750words.com and for some reason I can write like a frog there — or nearly so — while I can’t get there writing in Google Docs or in a word processor. I guess it’s because that’s the site’s explicit purpose, but I have a hard time thinking that’s all it is. But I did my 750 (plus) yesterday and wrote the bones of a scene — no quotation marks, minimal attribution, etc. — in record time. Spent lunch today fleshing it out a bit and it’s certainly not golden, but it’s done.

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  3. My problem at the moment is that I want to write but I just don’t feel like sitting in front of my computer!!! So I’ve been writing in a notebook, because I love writing, as in with a pen, but the thought that I will then have to put it all onto my computer depresses me no end! hmmm, so not too sure where to go from here… Maybe I’ll just go get a snack and do what I do best – procrastinate πŸ˜€

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  4. Georgina, I like the idea of writing faster. I’m looking into that. I’m usually slow and so meticulous, but the other day I wrote fast and it turned out really well.

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    1. Definitely not something you want to do everyday πŸ˜‰ I spend too much time pondering what I am going to write instead of just writing. A little writing sprint can be just what you need. Nice when it turns out well πŸ™‚

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