Friday, January 13, 2012

Competition is a good thing

It's part two of NFL playoffs and I am extremely excited!! My NY Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys (Sorry Liz) and  My favorite underdog Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in OT (sorry Kari)!! I can't wait for the games this weekend!! I'm hoping both teams do well, although their match-ups are pretty tough, hell even the 2nd string QB for Green Bay is playing well. Eli will need to up his game. And Tim...well he needs to open his eyes, see the field and complete some flippin passes!! And his defense had better sack the illustrious Tom Brady who have FOREVER in the pocket!

Needless to say, I have friends who like each of the teams playing. And we are having some "friendly fire".  I love it! Quite Honestly, I think we need to host a Super Bowl party regardless of who wins just because we are a house of football.

I love all of the good news happening with all of my writing friends. People are self-pubbing left and right, finishing new stories for submission and proposals to further their contracts.  All of this news is very motivating. I think friendly competition with your peers is a good way to keep yourself on track with your own work.

I have had a very slow and distracting week during my writing chapters Write Your ____ Off month. I've disappointed myself by not making my self-imposed page count 3 days this week. I may be down, but I'm not out! I plan on working the rest of today to make up those pages. A good 15-20 page day would put me right back on track. So I'm going for it! I have made my list of projects to finish once this story is completed AND I've come up with a couple new ideas. I've added them to the order of things so I need to stay on target for January.

Do any of you use competition as a motivator?


Liz Lipperman said...

You can do it, Barbie. I am also on a writing terror--trying to write 8 pages a day for 10 days. That will have me writing "The End" on my book. Then the fun begins with editing--I love that part!!

And the G-Boys are going down. The Packers are headed to the Bowl.

I agree about competetion being a good motivator.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

haha yup gotta love competition. It inspires us to do many things, like sit our buts in the chair and finish our books! You can so do this! We ALL can! So let's cheer each other on and make it happen.