***WARNING THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO ONE OF MY FAV GLEE EPISODES EV.ER***
Hey – it’s blog chain time again. The amazing Amanda started us off (and yeah, she is a GLEEK too) with the following question:
What do you do to keep yourself motivated when you feel like you’re not making any progress in your writing career?
Holy Cow! What a perfect question for me. I’ve been wrestling a lot with staying motivated over the long run – you know, when things get hard or change; when the good news around you makes you feel somehow … less.
Now, since I am a total GEEK and a GLEEK….I thought I would show you HOW I find motivation when it all goes to heck! BE WARNED…You are venturing INTO my head now, and it is a scary scary place!
Okay – first I start off all excited, confident, and secure.
But, things change when my goals are taking too long – when I begin to doubt they will ever happen. And the dream dies a bit. Or maybe a lot…
Just like this… (just listen – it’s freakin’ awesome!)
Yeah, I know – a little dramatic. I warned you my head was a scary place.
My amazingly awesome super online BFFs save me from this place!
They send pictures that make me laugh ( like a mocked up “cover” to my book),
words that make me cry (all motivational, and caring, and stuff),
and loan me their confidence (I really could not have stayed in this game this long w/o them)
After a while, I begin to feel a little better. Suddenly, magically, I think that maybe I CAN do this.
I write my feelings down. Let them lead me to a new story.
That good feeling grows, so I write MORE.
Before long, I’m excited – determined.
And then I start singing this… (man these two ROCK!)
(no really, I do)
“Dream on, dream on, dream on, dream until the dream comes true”….oops, got carried away…
Okay – I think I’ve tortured you enough…Remember, I DID WARN YOU!!!
Have a great holiday weekend! I’ll be finding a little extra motivation while having dinner with the amazing Gretchen McNeil! If a little writerly time doesn’t help with my inspiration and motivation, nothing will!!!