Short Term Rewards

I have discovered that a box of cheese crackers from Trader Joe’s does a lot to motivate me. So do small glass animals, funny YouTube videos, and also having an excuse to get lunch from Chick-Fil-A. And also large Lego sets. Those are effective.

The trick is applying them at appropriate moments. Me being me, I have a system for this. A rather elaborate system that is somewhat ridiculous but whatever. As long as it gets me to do my work.

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The Introvert Hangover

I’m a pretty introverted person, so the idea of an introvert hangover is something I’m familiar with. I usually manage to avoid it, though. There’s a story my dad tells that pretty well warned me to watch how I was feeling and get some time outside as needed. But I’ve never quite reached the level that it was entirely necessary. At least, not until recently.

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January/February Report

At the end of 2020, I managed to burn myself out pretty good on, well, everything. It was a long year, and I kind of pushed myself a bit too hard to keep busy. Because, hey, I couldn’t go anywhere or do a lot of things or go to my job half the time, but at least I could write. So I wrote. Right up until about an hour before midnight on December 31st.

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2021: New Year, New Blog (sort of)

As far as blogging goes, 2020 was not a great year, but it wasn’t a great year for a lot of things so I will take what I have got and go from there. One of the things I’ve done over the past few days is to figure out how I want to handle this blog in the coming year. I don’t plan on changing things up entirely, but I’m going to do things differently. I think.

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NaNoWriMo 2020: Found a Method that Works (for me)

Part of the struggle of writing for me is finding a way that will spread it out and get me moving while still leaving the time for the little rewards I like to give myself. I think I finally found a method that will work for me. Also, I lost work for two weeks which would be more stressful but I seriously need to catch up on NaNoWriMo so I’m actually a little okay with it.

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A Month of Worldbuilding

I spent July attempting to flesh out a story world that I’ve been contemplating for…two years now, I think? This one is fun because it’s got more story to it than world, and it has good potential for a series. I think. I was super excited to go through it, especially because the site I decided to do it on did a challenge over the month, so it really motivated me.

So here’s my month, the good and the bad. I’ve kind of already mentioned most of these on one of the mid-week mumbles, if I remember correctly, but I like to cycle through four different categories of blog post and this week is supposed to be “WIP/personal stuff” so this is what you get. Also I’m still kind of obsessed with the whole thing. Continue reading “A Month of Worldbuilding”