Things I Need to Stop Doing

I haven’t posted in a while. I would say I’m sorry, but it would come off as half-hearted, mostly because it isn’t true. I’ve been writing my 500,002th draft of my current work-in-progress, and I’ve gotten a lot done, despite not being even close to finished.

am sorry for not responding to comments, however. That was a cruel move on my part, so I apologize to anyone who commented a week ago and is only getting a response now. I will send you some metaphorical flowers and a metaphorical box of chocolates. Enjoy.

Anywho, I have a lot of bad habits. Not just for writing, but for life in general, so I decided to write them down in the hopes that I will become self-aware and stop doing them. Also, it’s kind of humorous.

I need to stop:

Searching all over the internet for news of George R. R. Martin’s The Winds of Winter release date. I’ve only just finished the fourth book, but I still find myself searching through spoiler-filled forums just for news of a possible release date.

The main reason I find this particular issue so worrying is because there’s a very real chance of the TV adaptation catching up with the books. While the TV show writers know how the story ends, I assume, I’d still prefer to read the books first, unspoiled. And I keep seeing people say things like, “the sixth book will probably come out in about 2019,” which is a more depressing notion than the books themselves.

This is hardly healthy, what I’m going through. Hopefully A Dance with Dragons will be so bad I’ll lose all interest in the series.  It’ll be disappointing, sure, but at least I’ll keep my sanity.

Leaving valuable items in inconvenient places. Fun fact: I am in the ski club. Another fun fact: I couldn’t go the last trip because I had left my super-badass waterproof jacket at the last resort, who still haven’t sent it back to us.

(Side note: How the hell does it take over two weeks to mail a jacket over a distance that would take someone two hours to drive? The post office needs to step up its game.)

This isn’t the only time I lost something at the worst possible time. I had a season pass to Six Flags* last summer, and (almost) lost it before I even got to go once. It fell out of my pocket and underneath the car seat and I spent at least ten stressful minutes trying to find it.*

Trying to create lists when I only have one or two ideas to begin with.

As is the case with this post. When I decided to write this, the only thing I had in mind at first was The Winds of Winter topic; I just naturally assumed I’d think of something else that was both funny and interesting. And having just stated the third topic in my list, I am officially out of ideas. Eh, this was more of a “Guess who’s back?!?” type of post anyway.

Some other spectacular news:

  • More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 8 will be published tomorrow. If it isn’t, assume I’ve been mauled by a bear.
  • I’ll be doing Camp NaNoWriMo this April. I’m developing carpal tunnel just thinking about it.
  • I’ve decided to name myself “King of the GIFs.”

*Speaking of six flags, I went on Kingda Ka, which I think is the tallest rollercoaster in the galaxy. No biggie.

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13 thoughts on “Things I Need to Stop Doing

  1. I need to start watching all of the movies on my to-watch list… oh, and finally finish that horrible autobiography about Slash. I’m afraid it’s going to take me a full year to read that book. I’m glad I’ve waited to start the GOT book series. 6 years in between sequels?! it’s close to torture.

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