Sunday, January 27, 2013

AN AWESOME LIST! AND A CHECK-IN

Okay, totally stealing, er, borrowing this from Karen Rought

{{{LIST OF AWESOME}}}


I know! Right?

Because, sometimes I think our brains latch on to lists of SUCKAGENESS too easily, and we need to stop that. 

Right now.
This minute, this second! 

In fact, not only do I want a list of awesome, I want a box of awesome as well. And, why not? Then, if suckageness scrapes at my door, I can simply look in my box of awesome and be reminded of the pure joy and awesomeness of life.

  1. I won an hour of creativity coaching from the awesome Jennifer Blanchard
  2. Started watching Downton Abbey! I know. What took me so long?
  3. Jamie Ayres is going to visit my blog on Feb. 5th! We'll be celebrating her new release YA 18 Things Jamie's going to be writing about 18 Things You Should Know About Writing--can't wait!
  4. Found out my 20,000th day of my life will be August 28th of this year. Seems preeeetttty important. It also happens to be my mom-in-law's birthday. Here's the calculator 20,000 Days
  5. I get to see the best sunrises driving my youngest to school.
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I'm stopping there, for my actual check-in.
I had changed my goals to two simple things:

Write one scene a week Done! Yay!

Research one item a week (from list for manuscript) I didn't do this! And it surprises me, because, usually I'm all over research. So, I will do this today. 

I didn't realize how hard it would be to make actual changes--adding new scenes, etc. to my draft! It was easy to write: this is needed here, more description here, deeper POV etc. but to open the manuscript and start typing was something else entirely.

Inertia had won.

Now, it feels as if I've cracked through something--one thing Jennifer said was: the time is going to pass anyway, you may as well work on something. And I know this! I just didn't think about it in regards to my writing!

Small wins are still wins.

So, how are you doing? Any awesome things for you? Any small wins?



6 comments:

  1. Major revisions like you're talking about are tough! Don't be too hard on yourself. Just jump in and do 'em! Creativity coaching sounds cool. I'll be interested in reading how that goes. Have a great week!

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  2. Thanks Jennette! I try not to be too hard on myself...but then I end up not doing anything! That's why I'm happy I can now be okay with tiny wins.

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  3. I got as far as the 20,000 days on your post and got side-tracked. I have like 1333 days until then, so I am plotting already how to fill those days.

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    1. I know! I was so happy I hadn't missed my 20,000th day...and now I'm thinking of all kinds of things I want to do before that!

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  4. Small wins ARE wins. Good job on staying positive :)

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    1. Thanks Ryan! I think everyone knows this somewhere in their being, but we're so in love with BIG wins we forget.

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