Natasha McNeely's Author Blog

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When do you work best?


These past few days, I have been incredibly busy. Sunday I studied and mastered Kindle formatting – at least enough to whip up a Kindle-formatted eBook. After that, I created a Facebook Author Page, studied HTML to learn enough to make a proper welcome page for it and create a new background for my Twitter Account.

Are these things all permanent? Probably not. I’m a writer, not a visual artist, but I darn well tried. That counts for something, right? It has given these pages a more personalized look.The Amazon Kindle 2

Today also marks exactly two weeks until the release of my eBook, A Glimpse of The Dark: A Collection of Paranormal Tales.Everything is right on track in regards to it!

Now, to the topic of this blog. As you can see from the first paragraph, business plagued me this week. Consider this: Between all those things, I also go to college every day and have homework. However, I work best when busy.

Admittedly, this schedule cut me off from my novel, but progress will resume once I finish the last details of the upcoming release. When I have a lot of things I need to do, I spend my time wisely to get everything done, whereas if I have nothing to do, I’ll intend to do something and then procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate.

Is this a familiar problem for others? If it is, tell me your experiences!

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

4 thoughts on “When do you work best?

  1. I’m always pretty busy with one thing or another, but this week has similarly been pretty hectic! With my birthday coming, I’ve made book lists for family to add to my Kindle, and I’m trying my best to finished editing TDM before the weekend, because I’m going to have lots of new distractions after then between ebooks and videogame gifts. 😉 Then there’s promoting my jewellery business’s Christmas offer and making preparations for a market-styled sale in two weeks (designing invites, last minute stock/supplies). I’ve also got a new small venture that’s part-way through the planning process. Gah. Organising summer plans, trying to put together Christmas parcels to send to my overseas family, and generally fitting in the usual day-to-day living.

    And no, I don’t work better when I’m busy. In fact, I can be totally inefficient. DO NONE OF THE THINGS! :O


    • That does sound like you have a lot to do! I hope it all works out for you; it would suck if you couldn’t enjoy those eBook and video game gifts.

      I do, for some reason. It’s like if I know I only have so little time between college and work, it pushes me to actually write and not procrastinate during that time, to get more done.

  2. Great post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much. You have a great blog here. Thanks again for sharing.

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