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Swain Hunt

Hello and welcome to the very last entry/episode of The Starting Bloq. Not a podcast today but the written word. This will indeed be my final offering to the great and powerful Muddy Colors, and it is bittersweet. I truly consider it an honor to have been amongst its ranks. I am a huge, huge fan of each and every person contributing to this collective. A very special thanks to Dan and Lexie Sue (the…




Productive Procrastination

Lauren Panepinto

July 18, 2019 - Some months I know exactly what I want to write for Muddy Colors. I've written notes down, collected reference & research, and maybe even started writing before the day it's due. But MOST of the time, I procrastinate until the last minute. This is one of those months. But that doesn't mean I haven't been productive. In fact, I am incredibly productive when I am procrastinating! When I have something important to do with a looming deadline my brain will go to anything else and become hyper-focused. On literally anything but what is due first. I thought this was a weird quirk of mine, a way I maybe managed to be both a super-productive creator of things (bookcovers, side projects, blog posts) and yet still be a terrible procrastinator. And then I saw this quick…



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