My Dear Future Readers,
2017 has already begun and I want to share with you some of my thoughts as I start the year. I got up and turned on my computer today and my first thought was that: I have not written anything today yet. I have to find something that I can write today. So, I searched through my computer files and when I did not find anything that was worth writing, I decided to write mmy thoughts down in another blog post.
That thought surprised me though. I was always good at writing but not good at being motivated. Now, motivation has different meanings in itself. You can be motivated to achieve a high score on an exam or to run everyday or to eat healthy. But last year, I realized that I have not been really motivated to write everyday. In fact, the only time I did write everyday was in November. Which was a great achievement in itself for me.
Now, as I start my second year in being a full-time author, I realize that being motivated has a lot do with being organized. Last year, I got a word count tracker…..I LOVE THOSE THINGS!! It helps me see how much I write each day which helps me to stay organized.
Whoa!!! My SECOND YEAR as a Full-Time Author!! I can’t believe it!!!! I think to myself.
“Believe it,” the other people around me said.
“But, it’s…..like a dream,” I said. In fact, it seemed like a dream to me all this time. I can barely believe that on January 1st of 2016, I made the decision to become a full-time author. And now, I made another important decision which is to write everyday and keep myself motivated.
But, there will be days when I am unmotivated. What? I’m human! I can be unmotivated too.
“Yes, but…you made a promise just now,” my brain says.
“I realize that….but…..” I say not knowing how to justify myself for the future.
“NO buts! You always keep your promises. You are a full time author and you will act like it,” my brain says.
I sigh and nod. Yes, I suppose that is true and I should at least try it. I mean, I do have the word count tracker. I’m just being a bit doubtful right now is all. But I am writing my second blog post in a row so I guess, it isn’t so hard. I just need to take it one day at a time. Right? Right! I finally think.
This year, I want everything to be different. I learned alot of things from last year about motivation and I will try to fix all that this year. I feel better when I am writing and that I should keep doing. It is about being able to have discipline enough to do this every day even if I don’t blog every day.
Today, I know that I am more ready to be responsible for my motivation and organization and I know that this demands attention no matter which way you put it. Writing demands time and thought. It is what I love to do. This is the day that I want to do better and I know that I will respect myself for it later.
Yesterday was the start of a new year and I feel like for the first time in many years, 2017 started the way that I always wanted it to…with writing. I don’t know what anyone thinks or care but this the BEST way that a year could have ever started for me. Which is why I am so motivated this year to continue writing everyday.
2017 was exactly the push I needed and now, I can only continue what I started. I’m sure that slowly my progress will show and that is what makes me happy right now. That is why I have decided to be a full-time author to not let my creativity frizzle out and wilt. But, now more than ever, I can see that effect start to happen. That is what makes me happy even more.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
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