Friday, 8 January 2016

My Wall of Utter Procrastination

I may or may not have mentioned My Wall of Utter Procrastination before. AND I LOVE IT!!!! I may or may not sit on my Bean Bag of Writing and/or Homework and stare at my wall in order to procrastinate. 

I need it. I love it. It is therefore my duty to make you love and/or need it, too. 



The background
I am a very visual learner. I like graphs and graphic organizers and giant family trees and pictures and diagrams. I have (on more than one occasion) glued four pieces of paper together to make a giant poster. (French verbs and chemistry make so much more sense on giant sheets of paper.) I've also seen similar Walls in movies (like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Sherlock (The Empty Hearse)) and I thought they were pretty cool. 




The how
I used to have a binder full of all my writing ideas, so one day I stuck everything up on my wall. Slowly, it grew as I put more ideas and random stuff I was interested in. Quotes, character sketches, a world map, pictures, origami, world building, whatever. I am now running out of room. (This is a serious problem, jabberwockies.) I used lots of sticky tack and I'm sure my family think I'm totally nuts, but I'm happy. 



The why-it's-awesome
With everything inspiring in one spot, it's easy to get a quick boost of motivation and creativity. I can (sort of (not really)) find everything I need quickly because it's all right there and I don't have to sort through a three mile thick binder full of random papers. Plus I feel like a crazy writer, which is always a great feeling :-)



Do you have a similar Wall? I've seen people with cork boards and those look pretty cool. Would you consider making your own Wall?


8 comments:

  1. Ok, first of all, I love that you have a Bean Bag of Writing lol. Second, your wall is awesome! I have really been wanting to get a corkboard or something to stick notes and pictures on as inspiration for the book I'm trying to write. I'm a super visual person too, and it seems like being able to *look* at things that put me in the right mindframe would help. Plus collage-ified things are just pretty :-)

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! (It used to be the Bean Bag of Homework but I recently finished school so I re-named it.) I would totally recommend that you get one, even a small one. If you don't have the room then having a Pintrest board for your book is helpful, too. YES I LOVE COLLAGES!!

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  2. This is brilliant. A procrastination wall is a perfect thing for a writer to have. :P I don't have one, but I do have a bunch of pictures and files saved to a writing folder on my hard drive, and I scroll through that sometimes when I want to procrastinate and refuel.

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, we all need something we can procrastinate with. (The time I've spent re-organizing it, making new posters for it, finding random stuff to put up... I'm sure I could've written a whole new draft in that time. (Thinking about it now, maybe it's not such a good thing.)) Oh, that sounds good. Plus it doesn't take up any physical room. You smart cookie.

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  3. Dang, I like this! It reminds me of my "Wall of Awesome" which serves most of the same purpose, to some extent. :) I don't use it for inspiration (I am not the kind of person who hunts down inspiration, I think) but just to make my room look cool. I am sort of addicted to aesthetics, you know? Thanks for sharing, Victoria!

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! You have a Wall?? (And a Wall of Awesome at that? That sounds, well, awesome!) Making your room look cool is a totally legitimate reason for having a Wall. You'll have to post pictures sometime, I'd love to see it!

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  4. I love this!!! I am a cork board person, mainly because I can't put papers directly onto my wallpaper but you have inspired me! I think it's a good release of creative energy :)

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    1. I adore your cork board!! Hahaha, thanks :)

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