Tuesday, February 6, 2007

What's Your Motivation?

MENTAL STATUS: "Happy." Going to my mom's today with my little one. We're going to get our nails done. AGAIN. What can I say? We're pampered ladies. Actually, my mom suggested we go to the "beauty school" near her, since it will cost about 1/4 of the price you'd normally pay at a retail salon. We'll see what happens...

Well, I'm not only happy because I will soon be getting a pedicure, but because I also managed to write 233 words on my new manuscript.

<< cue the crickets chirping>>

Okay. That may not sound like very many words to someone who doesn't write--but actually 250 words equals ONE page. What? That's right.

ONE.

WHOLE.

PAGE. (And probably at least a handful of hairs and a 1/2 cup of sweat too. )

One of my CP's (critique partners) suggested a challenge this week. 250 words a day or...else? Something like that.

Oooh! I love a challenge, and it was just the kick in the butt I needed right now. Thanks, DD!

What motivates you?

5 comments:

Elle Fredrix said...

Congrats on your page!

Unfortunately, for the last 3 weeks or so, nothing motivates me! I haven't even opened the doc file of my current WIP.

But all is not lost, I have been writing. I've managed to bang out a few short stories.

Chicki said...

Pat yourself on the back -- some people don't even write a paragraph a day. I have some of them in my local writer's group. The excuse is usually "I'm so busy, I can't find time." When I hear this I think, "Then you're not a writer." But I keep my mouth shut...

Chelle Sandell said...

I've gotten back on track and actually started my crits again. I also finished my edits and submitted a chapter for review...okay...I hear those dang crickets. Wooo Hooo...did you watch Open Season with the little one? Hey I wanna go get pampered!!!

DeboraDennis said...

Hot on your heels - I've got 220 today...maybe I'd get more if I stop surfing the net!

Priya said...

Nothing better than a writing flow.
I can write when I listen to Michael Buble's Home, the live version on Caught in the Act...purely sentimental reasons.
*smile*