I so didn't want to write yesterday. It wasn't that I didn't like the story. I wasn't even against the work. It was just that I didn't want to sit here and bang on the keyboard.
But here I was chatting on FB with Daughter. (Which in retrospect makes not writing seem silly.)
I told her I should be writing. And she said 'Yes, you should." In that guilt-inducing tone all FB chat text can take. At that point, though, it was after 9 and I'd already checked in with my lack of progress in LoNoWriMo... Or HoHoNoWriMo*, as the Daughter called it. Still, if I want to be the PITA mom she knows I can be about her course work, then I really need to back that up with my own work.
So, I sat down and cranked out 545 words. Not a huge amount, but it was something. And you know what? I'm pretty proud of those words because if I hadn't let the kid guilt me, I would be 545 words short this morning.
Your turn... What gets you writing when you don't wanna write? Is guilt your motivator or do you have a better tool I could try?
*HoHoNoWriMo = HouseHold Novel Writing Month... plus it's kinda Christmassy. She such a smart kid. =o)
Yes, she is a smart kid. And I agree - whatever you write each day, it's that much more than you had before you sat down to do it. Every little bit we write is progress. Even when I don't want to write - I do. It keeps my story going and I know I can always go back and revise and edit later. :)ReplyDelete
Good for her and well done you.ReplyDelete
I'm a goal setter. Can't get anything done without them. I usually have a weekly word count goal, and I may spread it out or do it all on the weekend. But guilt helps, too :)ReplyDelete