OK. You’ve shown up and set your goals. In my case, you’ve taken advantage of a couple of not-happening meetings to back out of two more today, so there’s a little extra time now to make up for less time at the end of the week. And you’re looking for motivation. Here you go:
Take the nasty voice who nags you about failure, overweening pride, slow production or whatever it does, and embody it. Make it ugly, an insectoid monster. Now shrink it down to bug size, so its growls in the back of your head get shrill and squeaky, like a single cicada buzzing.
Now mentally pick up a stack of manuscript you have produced and drop it on the bug.
Now write something.
Here’s the list of people who checked in this week:
Missing in action:
Let me remind you of the rules: we go till 4 May. New posts will appear on Friday. Comments will close Sunday night (US Central Time). Last night I went to bed unusually early, so I left them open, but don’t count on that happening. And as I said a couple of weeks ago: “If you’re going to join, please commit to posting every week, even if you have to admit you haven’t done anything. It makes it much easier to keep track of who’s in the group. We’ve all had bad weeks. Just face it and move on.” I’m letting thefrogprincess join late because I already know her from another group, but this is it, people. If you still want to join, start your own group.