Wednesday, January 2, 2013
IWSG for January, 2012. The "M" Word.
It's a new year.
It's also a new January as well as a new first Wednesday in January.
That can only mean one thing....
...o.k...it can mean more than one thing....but, in this instance, it means another Insecure Writer's Support Group post.
The IWSG is the brainchild of the ninja-captain himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a neat tool to express things about writing that make us a bit less than secure.
This month, I'd like to talk about something I've talked about before....and still haven't done anything about.
Sometimes, it gets harder and harder to get motivated. I'm not going to even say my life is "hectic" or "complicated", because it's not. I have a pretty laid back life down in here in sunny Florida,as far as things go. It's all a matter of kicking myself in the tail and sitting down to write.
One of last year's goals for the coming year was to write for, at least, an hour a day. I've fallen short of that....by quite a lot. Again, not that I didn't have the time.....but the gumption (as they say in Kentucky) was lacking.
Lack of motivation was one of my stumbling blocks with this past year's NaNo project. That's why I leave the "participant" badge on my sidebar...to remind me that I fell short.
Now, not to beat myself up too much, I do realize where my weaknesses lie, but I also know there are some strengths I can fall back on. Better organization, better time management, etc. Actually sitting down with fewer distractions and some clear goals, I think, will help me jump this small hurdle.
We'll see how it goes and, hopefully, this will be the last IWSG post that mentions the "M" word.
How do you stay/get motivated?