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So yesterday I planned on working on the monster drawings I am going to submit to the coloring book issue of Lucky Creature Attacks. And instead of drawing, I procrastinated by doing actual boring work. I unpacked this box that's been sitting in my bedroom since I moved over a year ago. It's not like I needed anything in that box, either. I think it's just that I want to draw something different and I want the finished art to be really good. But in a sane and righteous world, I would be drawing monsters to procrastinate when I should be unpacking boxes.

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Comment by Monstress Zine on July 4, 2009 at 10:36am
doing nothing is my goal. i do wish i was procrastinating in ways where at least i was having fun. it starts to make me think a sense of accomplishment at completing a task is overrated. and, zowee, 70 hours! you need some minions, self-directed, goal-oriented minions.

since i started publishing our website, i stopped keeping track of my hours. i get paid what i get paid. but i know it's not 70 hours. for me, at worst, i'm just directing most of my writing energies at the site instead of my zine.
Comment by W. Alan Fare on July 4, 2009 at 8:48am
I only work because I have to. In my perfect world I could just sit on the couch and watch really cheesy, outdated movies every day! Not to mention writing about those movies that most people never have (or never would) watch. I think it comes down to a question of time.

These days I spend 60 to 70 hours at my real job while, as the years pass, I get slower at doing what needs to get done. Now I have to do in an hour a day what I had the whole day to do 25 years ago! But I adapt... just takes a while.


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