Writing every weekday for a month–what was I thinking? I shouldn’t be surprised I haven’t been able to keep that schedule. But I am still calling the Blog Me MAYbe challenge a success so far, because I have been posting more, and it has been a challenge…
I am dubbing today MOTIVATION Monday, and I am getting MOTIVATED! It has been exactly four weeks since the unfortunate Zumba incident, four weeks since I put any effort into writing at all (minus the blog), and I really need to get back to work. No more excuses. Besides, I’m tired of feeling helpless. After all, it’s not my brain or my fingers that are broken, is it?
It fits, too, because Mondays in this challenge are to tell you something about writing. So, I will tell you that I started a writing blog at the same time I started this one. My intent there is to chronicle my “mid-life writing journey.” I have tried to put down step-by-step how a work-at-home mom has gone about trying to have a writing career. It’s been a little while since I posted over there–as usual, I bit off a quite a bit more than I could chew by starting two blogs. But I might have to head over there for some MOTIVATION, to remember how hard I’ve worked and how much I want to succeed. As for the blog itself…I’m thinking I will have to merge it with this one, just so I can keep up. I’m not sure how to do that, so WordPress for Dummies is on my list of things to read this week. (I think I’ve probably said that before and never got around to it, which is, sadly, also par for my course.)
Before my fall, I was working on a children’s article about sperm whales and jojoba plants. I’m also trying to come up with a children’s angle on the Civil War as it was fought in Arizona. I need to get going on these projects because in July I am going to a Highlights workshop in Pennsylvania–and I feel like a pretender enough without showing up empty-handed. How’s that for MOTIVATION? 🙂
I am also going to work on my copy-editing classes, because this writing thing is taking a bit longer than I’d hoped to be successful and I don’t want to be unemployed forever. Of course, this is another long-term project–I’m probably a year out from completing the certificate, but dang it, I’m MOTIVATED! So I will get these two classes done, and sign up for two more in September.
I hope you all are also MOTIVATED in your writing and other projects. I am going to channel all my MOTIVATION energy into the collective unconscious, so feel free to grab some if you need it. Send yours, too, please, because I talk a good game in the mornings, but along about 2:00 I will probably need a MOTIVATION refill!