So here I am, sitting at my computer and wracking my brain for a blog post. I’ve been deep in revisions with my book and editing for two weeks, the day job has been relentlessly evil, and home time usually consists of me pondering “When did I last cleaned out the cat boxes?” I am tired, I am cranky, and I am drawing blanks on what the heck to write.
Then it hits me, why not talk about pushing through? Because that’s exactly what I’m doing right now. Granted, pushing through isn’t the most ideal way to get words down but its effective and gets the dirty job done.
So today’s Share Your Story question is how do you push through on days when you just don’t want to write?
For me, my highest motivator is my deadline. Most of them I set for myself but they do turn up the motivation. Giving myself a due date forces me to push forward. If I tell myself, “Oh it will get done when it gets done,” trust me, it will never get done.
I’m also not above a reward system. On certain days (like today) I think “Okay, if you get this blog post down and then edit another chapter of your book, you’ll be free up tonight to go out to dinner or watch an episode of that show on Netflix.” My reward for getting my work done. I’ll admit it, I am very gift motivated.
Once again, I invite you to share your story in the comments section. Perhaps your method will inspire others!