Hard Work is Its Own Reward? Not So Much.

This week has been a busy one–I received my second round of revisions for my upcoming William Morrow book, so I have to get cracking on those, plus I’m revising my Regency-set historical, AND dealing with parent/teacher conferences and being sick and stuff.

The worst part about not feeling well is dealing with the resulting lethargy–it’s really hard for me to get motivated when I’m headache-y and grouchy, so I look to outside forces to aid me.

For me, the outside forces include such carrot-on-stick ploys as “You can play Scramble once you’ve finished this chapter,” or “No wine unless you’ve at least opened the document” to “After this, you can google image pix of Michael Fassbender for at least five minutes.”

How do you reward yourself?

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11 years ago

Reading time…. yep, reading time.

Elena Greene
11 years ago

Sorry you’re having a rough week. As a mom, I know how it is to be a little sick and have to keep functioning somehow. Rest when you can and drink lots of tea.

I’m with Judy, reading time is one of the nicest rewards.

Louisa Cornell
11 years ago

Be good to yourself and get some rest! An hour with your feet up, a cup of tea and a good book does wonders for the body and soul.

And I guess it is unanimous, writers reward themselves with reading. We really can be a rather sedate bunch, can’t we.

11 years ago

I hope things start to look up for you. I hate it when life starts going that way. It gets away from you and you can’t seem to rein it in.

My rewards to myself tend to be time to read, time on the computer to check my email and favorite blogs, and chocolate. What I should do is reward my self with a walk around the block, but we live in the country and the “block” is a 6 mile trip. I don’t need that much rewarding.

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

I think I’m too busy rewarding myself and not busy enough writing!!!

So sorry you had a hard week, Megan. Hope you get to rest this weekend.

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