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Procrastinating Writers offers guidance for writers who struggle to get started…

Hi, I’m Jennifer Blanchard and I launched this blog back in March 2008 as a tool to help me overcome my writing procrastination.

Since then, it’s grown to a large community of writers who all have the same mission: get writing done.

This blog belongs to you, fellow writer. It contains the tools you need to push past your blocks and get your writing done. 

After some very careful consideration, I recently moved most of the content from this site to my new blog at: www.jenniferblanchard.net

To learn more about me and my creative journey, visit: www.jenniferblanchard.net/about 

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1 Elizabeth May 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

You have just become my muse!

I know only these things:
~we are women
~we share our September birth month
~we love, adore, cherish words
~we love to motivate, educate, inspire

There may be other similarities, or not…..

You are half my age, a brilliant writer and, most of all, an inspired and inspiring role model….

Thank you!

2 The Procrastinating Writer May 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm

@Elizabeth Thank you SO much. You are the reason I write this blog. Thank you for your kind words. They have touched my heart and made me realize that this is my true path in life.

3 Yudhvir May 5, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Hello Jennifer,

I am not a professional writer and do not have a wish to write a novel. I am a manager working and more than 50% of my work is communication verbal + Written. I have found your blog very useful, there are so many tips that I can use.

I would lke to subscribe for your blog but do not see an option to subscribe. Let me know how can I get updates.

Thanks & Regards
Yudhvir

4 The Procrastinating Writer May 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm

@Yudhvir I’m glad you find the blog helpful. That thrills me! I also have to apologize for the subscription thing. I honestly had no idea it wasn’t on the site already! (I thought that link on the top was the way to subscribe, but apparently it’s not!)

Here is a link to my feed: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/procrastinatingwritersblog/nxhh

Or you can subscribe thru e-mail: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=procrastinatingwritersblog/nxhh&loc=en_US

Thanks for reading!

5 MJ May 10, 2009 at 4:41 am

Hi,

I came to your blog through CopyBlogger. I found your post there very useful so I thought of following the link to this blog. I just subscribed to your feed knowing I just found a gem of a writer.

I’m looking forward to your future posts here.

6 arunraaj June 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

beautiful…
i just somehow found out your blog…
it should be a source of inspiration for young bloggers

keep blogging..:)

with love..
http://blogprints.wordpress.com/

7 Susie McCray October 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a finished product of my new novel idea by the time my birthday roles around (Feb. 25).

8 Bikash Ku Das from Hindustan Times, India October 19, 2009 at 2:42 am

Hello Jennifer,

I want to be creative writer. So please instruct and guide me without any procrastination.

Regards
Bikash, HT Syndication, India

9 Jim S. December 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

I am now officially inspired. I literally “stumbled” on your post for ProBlogger. It was like getting hit by a brick (literal sense). I like to think of myself as the procrastinator king and have the dust on all of the great ideas I have to prove it. This is my very first response to any article and am making a ritual to do it at least once a day. I wish you continued success and will certainly share any future gains as a result of your contributions to the society of PROcrastinators.

10 jennifer blanchard December 7, 2009 at 11:23 am

@Jim S. Welcome! We’re so happy you have joined the Procrastinating Writers community. Good luck with your writing, and please let us know if you ever need anything!

11 katrina December 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I stumbled across your site and you are the first person to really breakdown how I feel about procrasination and how it affects my life constantly. As an aspiring blogger who is building the pieces to her puzzle, I look forward to reading you more all the time. You will be my first official blog that I follow, promote and network with. Your blog really made my day to day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 jblan December 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm

@katrina I’m honored to have you say that! I’m glad you found this blog and that you also found it helpful. If there are any specific things you’re struggling with that you’d like to read about, please let me know and I will work on writing a post about them. Thanks for reading!

13 Doug December 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

You have some nice articles on this blog, but it’s hard to sift through what comes from your heart and what is just sales copy trying to push all the products through your affiliate links. Since you are getting a cut by selling other people’s books and courses, it taints your remarks, whether you truly believe in these products or not. You should be more upfront with your readers that you are getting a cut from all sales that link from your site.

14 jblan December 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

@Doug Thanks for your comment. Since you’re new to the blog, let me give you a little tour: If you click on the “Support” tab (http://procrastinatingwritersblog.com/support/), you’ll be able to read all about the programs I’m affiliated with and how I make some money from this blog. Just so you know, I don’t make very much money. It’s barely enough to cover the cost of running this blog.

I only recommend products that I not only believe in, but that I have used myself. I didn’t go out looking for affiliate programs. I stumbled across all the products I’m now affiliated with early in my writing career and found them to be invaluable resources. Each and every one of the products I advertise and recommend on my site I initially purchased with my own money, tried it out, used it in my career and to make my writing better, and then later on when I created this blog decided to become an affiliate.

Readers who have been with me for a long time know that I am always transparent and genuine in my recommendations. I only recommend products that actually work and that are awesome. I’m sure that anyone who has purchased something through one of my affiliate links will tell you that the product they purchased was worth every penny and more.

And for those readers who haven’t been with me very long, welcome. I’m glad that you’re here. Please know that I don’t use affiliate links on here to be deceiving or to trick you into purchasing a product. I would recommend all the products on this site, regardless of whether I was making money from them or not.

If you ever have questions or concerns about anything I recommend on this site, please feel free to leave a comment in the box below the post and I will gladly clear up any confusion or answer your questions.

I work extremely hard on Procrastinating Writers, dedicating more than 20 hours a week to it, on top of going to school part-time and working full-time. So in my opinion, my time spent on this blog is worth making a couple bucks here and there from affiliate sales. I hope that you agree. (But if you don’t, that’s fine too.)

Thanks for reading!

15 Vincent December 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Hello Jennifer,

I first want to introduce myself I’m a 20 year old student who is about to complete his bachelors in the mid of Jan, 2010. I just need some guidance as I find myself completely lost at the moment RE: Blogging. I want to write, I’m just fascinated by writing, I love to write and finally one of my friend recommended me the google blog, however; in order to start working on it I need to develop my skills can you please help me out and provide some tips and tricks that I may follow.

P.S. Can I also have your email address where I can easily reach you and get a response immediately, thanks. Would appreciate your efforts in this matter, Jennifer.
Rgds,

16 Varinia Peace February 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Hello Jennifer,

I am bubbling with Joy to have stumbled upon your site tonight! What great confirmation it brings to me! I have set in Procrastination Lane for far too long, and it’s time, this year, 2010, to step out of my comfort zone, fear and publish my works. I have completed two books, one Non-fiction, and one Fiction, and I am currently working to finish my third book. I so easily at times, become so discouraged that I quickly give-up, but I am so tired of the same ol’ same ol’ and I am ready to Come out of this defeat and walk in total Victory! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this Awesome site!
May God Bless!
4Real Peace

17 Andrew Toynbee February 28, 2010 at 8:04 am

Jen
I have been reading ProcWri since mid-2009 and am finally making the Big Push now that 2010 is upon us.
I have sidelined all my unfinished projects for the time being and am embarking upon my first ‘novel-shaped’ story. My timetable? To have it completed and sent away before the end of the year.
Between your advice and that of Holly Lisle, I hope to keep the whip cracking enough to see this through.
Profuse Thanks for getting me up and running (or at least power-walking!).
I’ll keep you up-to-date on how it all goes.
Andy

18 Erika Napier March 31, 2010 at 8:36 am

Wow, what a blog! I found this while procrastinating (go figure! LOL) and it’s given me even more inspiration. I have a finished novel and my goal for this year is to get it and a compilation of short stories up on Lulu. I do need to set aside specific hours for my writing. As a working mom, that’s tough. Add a working mom who is also trying to write grants on the side for extra money and it gets harder. I’d love a specific place, but, as yet, I’m making do with the dining table or the living room table. Maybe this summer I can carve out a space.

19 jennifer blanchard March 31, 2010 at 11:30 pm

@Erika Napier Welcome! We’re glad you found our community. Please let me know if there’s anything you’re looking for that you can’t find here.

20 Kim Morin April 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I’m new to your site but I love it! I have been writing since I was a child. My mother encouraged me to put ideas on paper. My first story as a child was about a golden pair of scissors that was used to cut the Pharoah’s hair. When he died the scissors were buried with him. A tomb robber stole them and the curse was born. Unfortunately I have been a procrastinator MUCH longer than I have been a writer and we stick to what we know. I finally finished a novel (still needs a serious rewrite…) but now I sit here with it and procrastinate. Thank you for devoting a site to people like me who need a cattle-prod to the butt every so often.

21 Astrid Cope December 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Hello Jennifer,

I working on a novel at the moment and I’m stuck. I can’t seen to figure out where to take the story is going so I’ve been procrastinating alot. Saying I’ll get back to it, I just need some time away so I can look at it with a new point of veiw but I really have no idea what to do. Can you help me?

Sincerely
A

22 Jennifer December 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm

@Astrid I received your e-mail and have responded. But just to follow-up here too, I do offer writing coaching services. I can definitely help you. So please e-mail me when you have a chance and we can talk: jennifer@procrastinatingwriters.com

23 Salvador January 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Hello Jennifer, I´m a suscriber of your blog on Kindle, I greet you for this amazing work, I wrote my first book 4 years ago, And don’t want to waste more time not writing a new one. I´m a spanish (mx) speaking writer and podcaster,thank you for your contribution to the writers of the world.

Thank you Jenny and every writer out there!!!!

P.S By the way, I´d like to share with you my new BlogPodcast IndigoRadioCafe.com in spanish…

24 Salvador January 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Ups, I think this is the right thing to do, google translator, just in case, thank you. Bye Jenny.

http://translate.google.com.mx/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=es&tl=en&u=www.indigoradiocafe.blogspot.com&act=url

25 Elizabeth February 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I’ve been trying to write a story for awhile,I know what I want to write about but I have trouble getting my thoughts on paper,plus I procrastinate a lot :P

26 Festmeny Vasarlas July 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

Nice dog, nice girl :-)

27 Üzleti Tanácsadás October 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I like the health and wellness blogs

28 Jennifer October 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Awesome! Be sure to check out http://www.InkyBites.com.

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