Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday's Excuse Not To Write

Reprinted with permission from 101 Excuses Not to Write.

What do you do to keep yourself motivated with your writing?

12 comments:

Bailey Stewart said...

At the moment, because I'm at the beginning of a new project, I don't need motivation. But I know that I'll soon grow weary of this one, so I'll just get out my checkbook and look at the balance. No really, there's nothing more motivating than being broke and knowing I have to finish a book in order to sell it (funny how it works that way).

Bailey Stewart said...

At the moment, because I'm at the beginning of a new project, I don't need motivation. But I know that I'll soon grow weary of this one, so I'll just get out my checkbook and look at the balance. No really, there's nothing more motivating than being broke and knowing I have to finish a book in order to sell it (funny how it works that way).

Bailey Stewart said...

Hmmm, sorry, I don't know how that happened. It wasn't worth a double post.

Sela Carsen said...

This is the first time I've been on a serious deadline in 15 years. It's very motivating! But when I finish all my contracted work and get back to the wip that's on hold, I'm not sure how I'll keep the wheels on.

I, er, may end up doing a lot of bloghopping. Oh wait. I do that already!

S William said...

My motivation...

That someday I could be my own boss.

pepektheassassin said...

I AM my own boss. Pretty much. But, as my procrastination poster says: Hard work often pays off, in time. But laziness pays off NOW.

Alex Adams said...

I tell myself that if I don't sit down and write my books will never make it into the bookstores. It's pretty effective!

KG said...

Once I set a goal and put it on paper, I tend to reach it. Once I've made a contract with myself, I stick to it because I don't want to let myself down and feel bad.

The specter of negative energy from not completing my goal keeps me on track. That, and knowing what a big boost I feel when I complete something. And I have a mini-celebration (very mini: a movie, excellent chocolate, new music) when I finish, so that's another extra incentive.

Kelly Parra said...

Sometimes I put in a good movie or relax with a book. A good story can always get me inspired and motivated!

Cyli said...

Hee hee hee love the cartoon. Happy new year to you. I swung over from my blog 9i have you blogrolled) for National Delurking Week. I had to come delurk and wish you and yours the best for 2007!!!!

Rural Writer said...

I know this is so fruity. But I actually keep a photo of a secluded beach on my desk.
Thats where Im going when I sell my book!

Cole said...

I love your cartoon!
Cole