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January 16th, 2018

Finding the motivation to continue

This is the first time I ever made it through the [community profile] snowflake_challenge during the actual time frame it was running! I was always so glad it emphasized it was no pressure, do if you want to and when you are able. My kind of challenge!

But! I really did want to try and keep some motivation - I know that if I don't have something to commit to or some kind of goal post, putting it off for 1 day becomes 3 days becomes 3 weeks becomes 3 months. Because hello, Shad, thy middle name is procrastination.

I was NOT GOING TO COMMIT TO ANY WRITING GOALS other than my [community profile] trope_bingo card, a fic for [community profile] romancingmcshep and finishing SGA/HP xover fic.

HAHAHAH FOOLISH MORTAL! Because I kept seeing these banners for [community profile] getyourwordsout and I thought about doing it, and then thought, "Naw, don't be foolish!" And then I saw it AGAIN and thought, "naw..." and then today, I saw one that said LAST CHANCE and I...

Well.

Lost my mind, apparently, because I signed up. Seriously, what is WRONG with me? Oi.

I looked at the word count pledges and immediately panicked - the lightest one is 75K in a year, and I can feel myself wanting to hyperventilate at the thought. Of course... technically, I got more than 1/3 the way to that with what I wrote in my xover last year... anyway. For the sake of what little sanity I possess, I signed up for the Apprentice level Habit Pledge. I figured I can promise to write for 120 days in the year. If I set aside at least one hour dedicated to writing each day every weekend, Fri-Sun, that should do it. Since I so often write late, that's pretty much a two for one. Imma take what I can get.

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I should be working...

So, that [community profile] getyourwordsout writing tracker I've seen a few people mention - holy shit, dude. This thing is DA BOMB! I spend a good chunk of my workday life in excel and use it for many things outside of work as well, and this tracker makes me ridiculously happy. Spreadsheets and formulae and graphs and... eeek!

*the sound of geeker joy*

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