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I've written stories ever since I could write, but somewhere along the way I seem to have lost the joy and natural desire to write for me. Churning out stories every other week for my degree course, and forcing non-existent brilliance out of myself has drained my natural spirit. So, I have created myself a blog in an attempt to find a way back to what made me fall in love with writing in the first place. Only you and I will discover if I fail or succeed...

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

In Which I Lie In My Bed

Ever heard the phrase, ‘you’ve made your bed, now you have to lie in it’? Well, that’s me right now. I may be sitting in front of my netbook, but in the bed I made I am definitely lying. You see, I am in the throes of dissertation rush. I am also in the throes of marketing madness at work where we are about to launch a new product.

Now, the bed I am talking about is very full.[1] There are numerous things standing in the way of writing a successful dissertation:
  • Pressure at work (unfortunately timed, but not my fault)
  • A friend’s wedding (not directly my fault, but kind of; Item 0.5)[2]
  • One day a week work experience (Item 1 in my bed)
  • A very poorly planned holiday (Item 2)
  • Procrastination (Items 3, 4, 5...)
These things take up much time and mean I have very little space in which to lie. The last thing standing in my way is the main reason for this post. I decided I could have the weekend off to relax, but, low and behold, everything else got in the way. Work crept up on days I wasn’t supposed to be working, family ensued... And now I am left with even fewer days to complete a first draft of a 3,000 word essay, which I have not even started.

So, unless you want to start falling asleep in front of the telly like your parents at eight o’clock like me, cut the procrastination, lock yourself away, and work, as I will have to do for the next six (non-consecutive) days I have free before my first draft is due.

Until next time. Adieu xx

[1] i.e. I am very busy, so it’s quite difficult to lie in it.
[2] The wedding is there anyway, the fact I chose to spend the whole week at home with all its family distractions counts for the half item.

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