The Carrot Is Within Reach

My current project continues to train my wordcount into something reasonable for a full-time author. I haven’t seen or talked to anyone in almost two weeks* and I’ve been rockin’ and rollin’ on the words. Even when the fabulous Joel Leslie let me know he needed the Hemovore mss for our upcoming audiobook project, and damn it, I hadn’t done the audio edit yet.

I pulled a double Monday and Tuesday and made that happen.

I read something about “stretch goals” being a thing I can use in my deliberate practice. And today, with the audio edits done, I decided to set a really big goal for myself, to be rewarded with an Echo Dot for the basement if I get it.

I’m now 300 words away from a basement Dot, guys. Please send all encouraging vibes my way.

I think the cool thing about this is not having a convenient Dot by my treadmill, but rather the knowledge of how much is possible. I’ve always said, “I’m a slow writer,” but I’m open to the possibility that reality was more like, “I have unfocused habits and I’ve prioritized other things.”

Currently reading: Grit by Angela Duckworth (highly recommend.)

My future prize, the Echo Dot. SO CLOSE.


*I lied, I did talk to my mom Saturday.

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