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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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debris4spike
Jan. 16th, 2018 12:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, like you I manage to post each day ... really shocked!!

Well done - good luck with your challenges
snogged
Jan. 17th, 2018 12:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your challenges. I'm rooting for you!
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