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Discipline: The Writers Kryptonite

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Now isn’t that something we all seem to struggle with? Discipline. Procrastination. Lack of motivation or whatever other reason you give yourself to not sit down and write. In all honesty, it is much easier to distract yourself with everything else (incl chores!) than to dedicate time and effort into doing something productive.

I found that writing for Gamecca Magazine has improved my sense of procrastination. The idea that there is a magazine that needs to be published and there is space set aside for my particular article, which will become a major drawback to everyone if I do not hand it in on time… the implications outweigh the laziness.

However, writing that one blog post or that short story because you want to has less implications than an expected publishing deadline and therefore a bit easier to talk yourself out of it. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said, “It is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions.”

I found this great comic about procrastination below; which one are you?

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About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African published author. He has short stories appearing in both international and local anthologies, and has published his first book, Beneath the Wax, which opens his three-part novella series "Wax". He is an avid reader, blogger and writer.

11 responses »

  1. Great comic. I’m the sidetracker. 😉

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  2. Those comics accurately describe my life. I never seem to kick it into gear until there’s a deadline close in… And then I wish for more time.

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  3. The list maker and the gamer. Though I’ve been doing better lately. I’ve been using video games as a reward if I get my writing done, lol.

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