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The Procrastination Wheel of Suffering: Part Six – Writing Binge, Disappointment, Rationalizing

Binge; Disappointment; Rationalizing At this point on the Wheel of Suffering, a last-minute, deadline driven frenzy of writing erupts. With or without the use of stimulants of various sorts, long binges of work ensue in an adrenalized state of hyperactivity. Everything else in … Continue reading

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The Procrastination Wheel of Suffering: Part Five – Anxiety, Deadlines and Binge Writing

Still spinning on the wheel…  Overwhelm; Deadline; Anxiety Threshold As the final deadline for completing your project becomes imminent, reality breaks through and you become motivated by dread and fear of failure. As this fear of failure becomes more powerful than the fear … Continue reading

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Writing Binges and Blocking

When an important deadline bears down upon you, the fear of not meeting the deadline surpasses the dread of writing, and the previously procrastinating writer is rudely wrenched away from the hot baths, naps and web surfing that characterized his or … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Deadline: Binge-Writer Zombie Apocalypse

Nothing like a caffeine fueled all-nighter spent pounding the keyboard under dire deadline pressure to make you feel like a zombie the next day. There might be some thrilling, adrenaline charged, rushes experienced along the way, but by dawn, the … Continue reading

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A writing block can be a long strange trip: The case of Henry Roth

Henry Roth published half of his life’s literary work after he was dead. His first autobiographical novel, Call it Sleep, received mixed reviews when he published it at 28 years of age. For a variety of reasons, he was unable … Continue reading

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PhD Procrastinator: Part 1 – The 10 Step Cycle of Doom

Our education trains us to perform written assignments for deadlines. The 10-step cycle goes like this: 1) the task is assigned, 2) you put it off,  3) you procrastinate some more, 4) you begin to feel a dim sense of … Continue reading

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