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DrM from London, England is reading A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway February 6, 2014 - 4:14pm

I came up with this game. You just post what you actually did instead of doing any writing (unless you actually did some writing in which case bravo you). 

I'm hoping having to physically write out how I wasted my time might motivate me to stop wasting my time. 

Tonight, instead of doing any writing, I played Candy Crush for several hours between eating Oreos and watching old episodes of Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix. 

For added sad points, the oreos came in a family pack. I am alone. 

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 6, 2014 - 4:16pm

I made cartoons and collected obscene amounts of photos of Macaulay Culkin in a secret folder on my laptop.

I don't feel too bad though, yesterday I wrote a sequel to Moby Dick. 

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 6, 2014 - 9:22pm

I'm staring at a computer that is dead behind me, then cruising around litreactor...  Occassionally stopping to play flappy birds (high score 69!)

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami February 6, 2014 - 9:29pm

I tried warming myself by the heater, as I'm really cold.:/ Also wrote a paragraph of final chapter. That may be the third to the final chapter.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons February 6, 2014 - 9:47pm

It have found that when my work life or personal life gets busy, I try harder to cram in writing time. When I have a lot of free time, I dawdle. Work has been way too busy lately, and I try to fit in some writing every night. In a few weeks I'm done with this seasons stuff, and my husband is going on a work trip and I will have the house to myself, to write, or dawdle. I hope I don't dawdle. 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 7, 2014 - 2:44am

Ha, this thread makes me laugh.

Profunda~ I want that to be true :)

I tried to crochet an amigurumi Death, only his hood screwed up and now he looks like an evil dark gnome. *shame* I played "dumb ways to die" till my arm started to ache.I started reading "Three miles past" by SGJ and found nothing good to watch on tv so stayed up till midnight watching "When vacations attack"

 

Also this is kind of a cheat because I usually write in the day when the house is empty, and yesterday i revised a story, so that counts, right? But, you know, I wanted to join in, so that's what I did last night :)

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 7, 2014 - 5:38am

Worked.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries February 7, 2014 - 8:33am

I was taking out the trash and spotted a trail leading into forest that I hadn't seen before, so I followed that until it was getting dark, then I went home and watched the hockey and drank wine, after which I lacked the intellect to write a grocery list.

We should compile this into a cautionary tale titled Things I did Instead of Writing.

 

I tried to crochet an amigurumi Death, only his hood screwed up and now he looks like an evil dark gnome.

I had too google a couple of words in this. Evil and gnome weren't among them. You should celebrate your creation.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami February 7, 2014 - 9:20am

Well I can't make the excuse today, finished a character-driven New Adult coming of age flash fiction. Maybe some other time.

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Crescendo2020 from Redlands, Ca is reading Not enough of all of them. February 7, 2014 - 10:14am

Sigh.

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Chacron from England, South Coast is reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb February 7, 2014 - 1:35pm

Ate pizza, drank beer, listened to some tunes. But fuck it, IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT. Of course I should be in a bar somewhere, but nevermind.

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories February 7, 2014 - 6:37pm

At work.  On litreactor when I should be working. 

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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy February 7, 2014 - 7:42pm

Trying to find pictures of criminal hideouts online and surprisingly can't find shit. Off to shoot some pool.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day February 7, 2014 - 7:54pm

Tindered.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life February 8, 2014 - 12:10am

I will be recording country versions of the following songs:

MY WAR - Black Flag

LIGHTS OUT - Angry Samoans

WHERE EAGLES DARE - The Misfits

I haven't decided on a name for the 'band' that will record full versions of these songs. LMK if you have suggestions. Must include Burt Reynolds and Trans-Ams.

I desperately require a lap steel guitar. 

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 8, 2014 - 8:53pm

Voodoo Em: It is all true. 

JGB: If you post said country songs, please link us to them I want very badly to hear those.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 8, 2014 - 10:40pm

Jeff, maybe you could open up for Hayseed Dixie!

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Crescendo2020 from Redlands, Ca is reading Not enough of all of them. February 9, 2014 - 5:21am

Haha

"Scare-a-moosh"

 

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Kristi from Connecticut is reading Anything I can get my hands on! February 11, 2014 - 1:12pm

Today instead of writing I proclaimed  it to be a Terrific Lady Day! Got a haircut & color, put my smallish boy in for an early nap & went lunch with one of my beautiful bookish wenches. Then we hit BAM and found this little nugget in the childrens section! All that being said, I still may write tonight but this was my ususal writing time!

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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy February 14, 2014 - 12:42am

Olympics

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 14, 2014 - 9:45am

still trying to fix the computer.

no joy.

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore February 14, 2014 - 10:15am

House of Cards House of Cards House of Cards House of Cards House of Cards.

Not that I was writing, anyway.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 14, 2014 - 2:08pm

Went to see The Lego Movie.

 

 

It was awesome :)

 

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 14, 2014 - 5:33pm

I might write a little and go to bed.

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Carly Berg from USA is reading Story Prompts That Work by Carly Berg is now available at Amazon February 14, 2014 - 11:05pm

Didn't feel good so slept during the day. Went to low key dinner out with husband. Stopped by the store and laughed at men buying very last minute Valentine's night flowers and candy. Then realized we were not ones to be snooty since we were there buying trash bags. Got email and phone call from a butthead. Did not return. Ranted briefly about how said butthead drives me nuts. Gave bossy advice online. Had a staring contest with cat. Flopped on sofa.

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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy February 14, 2014 - 11:56pm

I need to get in to a new show. Since I have the netflix, is House of Cards as good as everyone says?

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break February 15, 2014 - 5:40pm

House of Cards is fucking phenomenal.

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Dmcleod from Florida is reading Molloy February 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Good to know, I shall check it out

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Joe P from Brainerd, MN is reading Pet Sematary February 17, 2014 - 1:49pm

Punk/country band names:

Danzig Allen Coe

David Allen Murphy's

Willie, Waylon, Rollins and Me

Rockin the Johnny Cashbah

Dead Kristofpheron-edys

Smokey and the Bad Brains

The San Quitin Dolls

Garth Bramone...

 

BTW, tonight instead of writing I'm coming up with punk/country band names and watching an awesome bluegrass rendition on Bohemian Rhapsody.

 

 

 

 

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 20, 2014 - 10:16pm

Tonight, instead of doing any writing...

I talked with people about writing!

Also fixed my computer.  Now I have to reinstall eeeeverything...

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Madison from Georgia is reading Henry the XI by Shakespeare and Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz September 8, 2014 - 6:34pm

Tonight instead of doing any writing (yet) I played Sims 3 and studied the functions of the brain and screamed at my sister for screaming at my brother.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal September 9, 2014 - 7:12am

Whoa, way to bring back an oldie, I'd forgotten about this one.

Can I assume that this thread saw over half a year of inaction because everyone was being so damn productive? Yeah? ... Yeah?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated September 9, 2014 - 1:34pm

Working.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day September 9, 2014 - 8:00pm

went to the gym and discovered my body fat is 13.5%

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal September 9, 2014 - 8:23pm

^

that's not bad if you have some muscle underneath it

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Aud Fontaine from the mountains is reading Catch-22. Since like, always. September 10, 2014 - 6:38pm

Tonight, instead of doing any writing, I'm getting ready to move tomorrow! All my necessary possessions can be fit into one duffel bag and one backpack. I don't know what that says about me but I'm psyched! Carry on only, bitches!

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami September 10, 2014 - 7:22pm

Instead of writing, I continued developing by Musit glossary. Then printed off a  couple of flash stories to study the recent genre shift I had.

Then watched the presidential briefing.

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TomMartinArt from Amherst, MA September 10, 2014 - 9:41pm

Played Destiny on my Xbox One. This is how it'll be for a while.

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underpurplemoon from PDX September 10, 2014 - 10:01pm

Instead of writing, I am putting my clothes away, trying to fall asleep, looking at old writings I wrote not so long ago, and this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0bPrt69rag

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated September 10, 2014 - 11:01pm

Watching You Tube

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Madison from Georgia is reading Henry the XI by Shakespeare and Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz September 11, 2014 - 5:44am

This morning instead of writing I went to petfinder.com and scrolled throgh the homeless puppies and bunnies and pretended to adopt my dream animal family because I'm lame and I just really want a big fat animal family.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries September 11, 2014 - 2:41pm

Googled how to not attract the attention of bears. It says to wear a bell but I'm thinking that'll have the bears thinking I'm a reindeer, and then they'll come for sure. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami September 11, 2014 - 2:57pm

Today instead writing until after the internet goes off, I'm working on my illustrations because I eventually want to also work in the fields of drawing for kids books. Maybe comics someday, for like Song Of Lost Youth which has been my baby project since ever.

I really want to illustrate poetry books.

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Aud Fontaine from the mountains is reading Catch-22. Since like, always. September 11, 2014 - 6:40pm

Tonight, instead of doing any writing, I'm enjoying the last Caribou campfire mocha I'll probably ever taste. I'm honoring it by listening to Caribou by Pixies and weeping in my brain.

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Madison from Georgia is reading Henry the XI by Shakespeare and Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz September 11, 2014 - 8:42pm

Tonight instead of writing (more) I'm listening to podcasts and trying to figure out this new violin piece and studying for my psychology and History and Web Design quizes I have tomorrow except not all at once because I don't think that's possible.(Correct me if I'm wrongcx)

 

Hey, At least I'm being kinda productive today. 

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore September 12, 2014 - 3:18pm

I very much need to be writing at this moment, but am instead playing along with the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on piano whilst cracked out on Sudafed.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami September 12, 2014 - 4:13pm

Instead of writing more stories like I have been (middle grade and teen dark fantasy), I self-pubbed the fantasy portion into a chapter book called Skull-Fairy dance.

I'm unsure of what to do with the Dystopian SF portion. I wrote it earlier, I was more depressed then. I'm not really sure how it turned out.

Song Of Lost Youth is more like a Teen chapter book.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina September 12, 2014 - 6:09pm

Instead of writing I've watched the new Slipknot video like... 50 times...

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Madison from Georgia is reading Henry the XI by Shakespeare and Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz September 12, 2014 - 8:15pm

Instead of writing I went to the mall with my firends and practiced a little violin.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal September 12, 2014 - 10:00pm

instead of writing tonight i'm looking at the thing i'm writing, putting off the tooth-pulling that this chapter is becoming (dammit...).

i also finished an e-book, so that's something.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami September 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tonight instead of writing, printing off a chapter book. And more character illustrations.