Quote for the day:
"The reason people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go instead of how far they have gotten.” - Unknown
I am so excited to see your goals. Thank you to everyone for participating and for helping your fellow writers achieve their goals.
My weekend was jam-packed with family activities, including fishing, but I am making progress. I outlined my plot with more details, and I edited sixteen pages on top of that, so I got a good start. So far, I'm a tiny bit behind on my goal, (still within reaching distance), but not meeting my goal for the first few days got me down a bit.
This final version of my manuscript has been weighing on me because I've had so much trouble with it. (Hence, the reason why I am doing JumpStartWriMo. I need a kick in the pants to get it done!) But when I opened up my email, feeling a little discouraged, I had this amazing email from one of my critique partners and when you read what she had to say, you'll see why I value her so much. It was exactly what I needed! (She's also offering some prizes for those of us who meet our goals, which I'll soon be giving more details about, so stay tuned.)
Motivating Monday--a pep talk by the amazing Jordan McCollum (If you haven't downloaded her free writing guides, you seriously have to go and do it right now. Your writing will love you for it. Just click here)
"I'm probably pretty strange (probably?), but there's something I love about new starts. And that includes (crazily enough) Mondays. Okay, I don't love Mondays, but every time a new week rolls around, I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. No matter how far behind I fell on laundry last week, no matter how many pages I'm off in my revision goal, no matter what I'm slacking on, Monday is my chance to start over.
Forget last week or even yesterday. Whether you fell down on the job or blew through all your goals, that doesn't change the fact that we're starting a new week. We get a brand new start today.
With a fresh start, it's our opportunity to move forward. Okay, so technically "March fo(u)rth" was a couple months ago--but it's something we can do every day ;) .
Let's get a jump start on this week! How are you going to take advantage of this week's fresh start today?"
And how did you do with your goal over the weekend?