Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Ten Ways To Procrastinate While Trying To Write An Entire Novel In One Month

What do you do when you are writing a minimum of 50,000 words in November for NaNoWriMo and the main character that you so loved in the beginning has become an irritating Scrooge McDuck? You find ways to procrastinate!

1. Knit one handwarmer.
stripey handwarmer in reds

2. Cut your own hair and accidentally slice up the back of your neck with scissors. Oops.

3. Write a Shakira song title in eyeliner on your chest for a MamaPop Roundtable video.
what I won't do for MamaPop.com

4. Bake chocolate chip cookies and then eat half the batch.

5. Drink beer.
beer drinking

6. Play endless games of Scrabble on Facebook.

7. Abuse the TiltShiftGen app on your iPhone and achieve truly awful results.
TiltShiftGen abuse

8. Go to Shoppers Drug Mart and have an in-depth conversation about regular vs. waterproof mascara with the clerk with the the cakey eyelashes.

9. Work on a redesign of your Grace in Small Things social network.
Grace in Small Things redesign

10. Make a list of ten ways to procrastinate during NaNoWriMo.

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