I have recently been reminded that if there is something about my life I don’t like, it is up to me, and no one else but me, to change it.
This led me to a productive weekend. Rather than sitting around sulking or dreading Monday morning’s arrival, I set myself a list of things to do. While making a list is not really different from any other weekend, this weekend was different because I actually tackled the list.
The biggest entry on the list was to get some writing done. I’d actually had quite a few ideas running back and forth in my head, and it was time to get them from my head to the paper. As I’d mentioned in a previous blog, getting the thoughts on paper hasn’t been going so well for me lately. Getting frustrated with my lack of results, or more accurately, what I believed to be low quality results, made it easy to procrastinate.
But I had some extra motivation in the form of my upcoming one-year wedding anniversary. Because my husband ordered me not to spend any more money, and because I felt I still owed him another gift, I decided that I would write him a story.
Of course, this is still me, so it’s still a morbid tale (meant for inclusion in 13 Morbid Tales), but he was the inspiration for it and so it should be “his” story.
I hope this momentum keeps up. After all, it is up to me to become the writer I want to be.
How do all of you keep momentum going?
4 thoughts on “Finally, Some Productivity!”
Good for you lady! I commit to writing something every day, and then when something starts to “click” it gets a lot easier.
That’s where I’m lacking. I tell myself to write every day, and it’s not that I don’t try, it just doesn’t always happen. That’s the first change I need to make.
I like that a wedding anniversary story qualifies for “13 Morbid Tales”!
But as for momentum, the only way I’ve found to keep it going is to write every day, preferably on a firm schedule. If your brain is geared to do the same thing at the same time every day, you don’t have to think much about what you’re going to write.
LOL…Thank you! We were married in front of a haunted house ride with a sign that says, “A terrifying adventure in darkness” so it is kind of fitting.
Also, thank you for your advice. I do tend to be a creature of habit/structure, so I will definitely take your advice!