Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Sixty-One, Dateline 6-10-2018

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I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.
— Peter Ustinov

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-sixty-one of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s Sunday, and I think that I’ve gotten as far as I can with my blog overhaul until my next paycheck comes in and I can afford to buy the software I need to move forward. Since that’s not coming for a little over a week, that means I get some time where I get to take it easy for a little bit while not worrying whether or not I’m procrastinating.

Speaking of which, it’s beginning to look like the Achieve Anything… book is done with its week-long procrastination-themed section, that to me felt like procrastination-based filler itself, in that the message of each lesson was the same and each assignment was simply to stop procrastinating for the day. That, or I’d be assigned to just contemplate the lesson and write how it relates to me.

Yesterday, I was supposed to think about if the other side of procrastination does actually work for me, where some people claim to put out higher quality content when they feel the rush of racing a deadline. As I said in past post, I am one of these people who prefers a deadline crunch but only when it comes to my fictional writing because I feel that it forces me into the world of the story, making snap decisions instead of dilly-dallying through overthought out ideas of what others may want over what the story actually needs.

When it comes to any other form of a task, I prefer to either rush to get things done and over with if it’s a task that I hate, like working my day job, or I like to work at a comfortable pace, like anything having to do with this blog. For me, procrastination only really comes into play when it comes to things that just don’t matter, like cleaning my room since I could put a task like this off for weeks and I wouldn’t mind and no one else would even notice. With all of that said, I feel that I may procrastinate a bit but for the most part, I’ve got it under control.

As for today’s assignment, the Achieve Anything… book seems to have doubled back and is once again promoting the benefits of laughter, again pointing out that it’s good. As for that assignment, I’m supposed to do something today that should get me laughing, which I’m hoping to fulfill while watching today’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Even if it’s not a good episode, the fact that it’s Sunday means that I’ll probably be spending a lot of my free time laughing at YouTube videos.

Unfortunately, though this should be fun, the fact that I’m supposed to have my relationship with laughter in mind throughout this assignment will probably bum me out. I’ll delve more into why that is when I check in tomorrow with my next update. Until then, it’s now time for me to wrap this thing up as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.