Motivation

I wrote every day while I was in New Orleans. It was generally for an hour or so, though one day it was only 30 minutes. I’m not going to lie — it wasn’t easy to find that time, or the best work I’ve ever done.

But. I did it. And that’s what counts.

Without the 100 day push, I wouldn’t have worked so hard to find the writing time while I was in New Orleans. I was exhausted most of my trip. I wouldn’t be writing tonight — I didn’t really sleep while I was there the last night. I got some sleep on the plane, but nowhere near enough. I’m still going to put in some time writing tonight.

I had no idea that the 100 day push would be such an effective motivational tool for me, or I would have tried something like it before. And maybe it won’t be as effective the next 100 days, because there is going to be a second, and a third, and so on, and so on.

Admittedly, I’m almost feeling as though I’ve developed the habit of writing again. It’s been more than a month, and I’ve only missed one day (due to illness.)

I’m going to keep with the 100 day push for now. And I do get to take a day off afterward. But then I might start the second 100 day push. Or something.

Tomorrow when I have brain I will post thoughts on the Amazon/Macmillian stand off. However, if you want to hear more about it, really smart people have their thoughts here:

Jay Lake’s take on it

Tobias Buckell – why Amazon isn’t carrying his books

Laura Anne Gilman’s response to Amazon’s Response

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