But it's a question I've been contemplating quite often over the last several days as I try to fit everything into not enough hours. Ultimately, the answer is I keep myself motivated. But I most definitely couldn't do it alone. Many of you know several of us are working on this rough draft challenge right now. The end is in sight and so are those last chapters of my book. But let me be the first to shout that without the women trudging along beside me I might not have made it.
There were plenty of days I wanted to let it go - to drop the pages I was supposed to produce and watch TV, read a book, take a bath, even take a nap. Most days, the thought of posting a zero when I knew everyone else was struggling just as much as I was but would still be reporting pages was enough to keep me going.
I'll be honest and say I didn't quite reach my goal for today. But I did get 2.7 alphasmart pages (about 5.4 ms pages) done tonight which is more than I would have written without the ladies around me. So, I'd like to publicly thank them. They might not realize how much of an inspiration their own challenges have been but without their honesty and perseverance I know I wouldn't be close to that finish line.
What motivates you to tackle that project you don't always have the energy for - especially when you know you do have the heart?
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