Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What Motivates You?

Sometimes to get myself moving on a project I need a little motivation. I'll write an extra page for some chocolate but that's a helluva lot of chocolate if you're talking 400 pages so I need to mix things up a bit LOL!

The same is true for my kids. I thought I'd hold a contest to see who could make their bed the most times before heading off to school during the month of September. The prize was a marshmallow blaster. Only one of my four really, really wanted this gun. Only one child made their bed. I'll have to come up with different motivation.

I've had Jana DeLeon's new book Trouble in Mudbug sitting on my night stand for months. It was supposed to be my motivation to finish writing my new book. However, the book is going slow and I've been staring at Mudbug with longing so I'm going with a different approach. If I WRITE a chapter I get to READ a chapter. Things are moving along swimmingly now he he!

So what's your motivator to get the job done?


Your number one sis; said...

I treat myself to a starbucks apple cider on Fridays to motivate myself to be energetic at work (it use to be a chocolate coffee but I have given up coffee).

Tori Lennox said...

And now Mischief in Mudbug is out. :)

I've been a total slug lately. Nothing seems to motivate me. *sigh*

B.E. Sanderson said...

Guilt. I'll be sitting on the couch watching some silly thing or other and the guilt attacks. "You should be writing, ya know," it says to me. "That book's not going to finish itself. Remember that great idea you had? If you don't start writing it out, you're going to forget it, and then you'll be sorry."

Wendy Roberts said...

Sis, you're stronger than me. Coffee is my fuel.

Tori, I'm a slug too *ugh* LOL!

B.E., guilt is powerful. Now, go write down that idea!!

Dru said...

What motivates me is seeing behind the closed door.