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#AtoZchallenge — Theme Reveal & March #WriteMotivation Week 3 Update

So, I’ve seen this thing, right? Like every year for the past two years, my friends go all blogging out, every day, to the letters of A thru Z, during the month of April.

They get all frenzied up and freaked out when they can’t think of a word that starts with Q, P, X, or Z.

It’s like a marathon for runners.

NaNoWriMo for writers.

A LAN party for gamers.

Pi for Mathletes.

The journey to finding the Higgs Boson for scientists…oh wait…they just found it

….never mind.

Now that I’ve decided to go ahead with this thing, I had to come up with an idea. I thought long and hard.

I waffled.

I teetered.

I nearly gave up!

But I decided, that’s the easy part…quitting.

So I thought some more. How do I do this? Do people want to read long-winded posts? I want to give some positive thoughts…just because we need more positive in our lives. I had the theme of positive, but how? How do I do it without losing people’s interest? And I finally came up with this:

Positive Thinking through Positive Words on Post-it NotesAs a way of cheering on, and helping my fellow #WriteMotivation friends through difficult times, I’ve managed to put together some Positive thinking through Positive words…on Post-It Notes.

These words can be used, not just with writing, but for life in general. We could all use a nudge every now and again. Positive thinking is HARD. It’s easy to give up. But nothing in life worth doing, living, achieving, is easy. The rewards will always outweigh the trials.

When life has you down
change your perspective
and turn your frown
upside down!

I know that’s a poem somewhere…just don’t know who wrote/said it.

Hope you enjoy my Positive Post-it Notes all through the month of April!

Make sure you stop by the other’s blogs and share the love! 

March Goals:

1) Be Positive. This has been the biggest issue for me over the last couple of months. I REALLY need to work on it! I wrote all my Post-Its and took pictures of them, then scheduled all the blog posts for next month. I’ve been kind of vacant on Twitter because I’m now sick, but I will cheer when I’m there.
2) Encourage others to be positive and continue to make progress. I’m doing my best to be positive and encourage others who need it as well. I hope I’m doing ok with this.
3) Continue writing. Progress is progress, one word at a time. It’s just infuriating when you fail to get anywhere because of, well, life. :( I’ve been stagnating. I don’t know why I just haven’t had the energy I guess to get into the last two chapters of this novel. I think it’s being sick that’s got a hold of my brain and put it in some sort of fog. I’ll get there. I know I will! 🙂
4) I’m adding this after the fact: Read another book for pleasure. I seem to be able to manage a book in a month, or so–given the circumstances. I’m reading here and there. Being sick makes it so all I want to do is sleep….or veg. because, really, I can’t sleep when other people are awake. Plus, light makes it hard for me to sleep too. I’m weird, what can I say. 🙂

I hope you are doing well on your #writemotivation goals and I hope you will join me next month in the A to Z Challenge as well.

LadyJai

40 Comments

  1. Ping from Nick Wilford:

    Lovely idea! Look forward to seeing your Post-its and thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  2. Ping from Pete Denton:

    I am looking forward to reading some of the blog posts on those four awkward letters. Should be fun though 🙂

  3. Ping from adaftscotslas:

    All the best for the challenge. See you then!

  4. Ping from writerlysam:

    Thanks for the lovely comment and positive motivation:) Good luck with your challenge!
    Cheers!
    Sam

  5. Ping from Rebekah Loper:

    Your A-Z theme sounds awesome! Can’t wait :).

  6. Ping from valerierlawson:

    if anyone can give us 26 days of positivity i know you can! great idea, by the way. simple, yet brilliant. i look forward to reading them.good job with your goals. and who says you didn’t do any writing? prepping all of those posts required some work, i’m sure.

  7. Ping from mentalmosaic2013:

    Thanks for swinging by my blog & saying hi! I actually just found your kind remarks in my spam folder, of all places. So glad I found it! I look forward to reading your posts during the A to Z challenge. 🙂 ~Tui

  8. Ping from rhonda albom:

    Great idea. By about mid-month, you will probably be THE most popular AtoZer as we all need a bit of positivity!

  9. Ping from LadyJai:

    I wanted to thank you all for your kind words. I hope my posts live up to what I imagine. I also hope they help you in some small way. <3 always!
    Jamie

  10. Ping from Cheyenne:

    Awesome idea! I’m looking forward to your posts, and you are ALWAYS such a positive encourager to others on Twitter, so never doubt that fact. And I think the home stretch of any story is the hardest part, because you want to feel that all ends are tied up and that you got there the way you imagined you would. Keep at it!! You’re almost there 🙂

  11. Ping from Leigh Caroline:

    Nice idea sweetie! If I weren’t pushing several self-imposed deadlines in April, i’d do A-Z again. Maybe I’ll do it again next year.

  12. Ping from tara tyler:

    i totally have to follow you! i can always use another positive friend! great theme! and i love the post it notes twist =)

  13. Ping from Allyson Lindt (@AllysonLindt):

    I think the world needs more positivity. Looking forward to your posts! 😀

  14. Ping from printedportal:

    Great Idea! Will look forward to it 🙂

  15. Ping from Sheena-kay Graham:

    Awesome idea, we all need positivity.

  16. Ping from Cynthia:

    New follower here. Well, this is certainly a very positive post! I look forward to your positive post-it notes in April.

  17. Ping from MAJK (@Safireblade):

    YAY!! I love your idea. What a great way to keep a positive spirit flowing all month long! I’ll do a post on my theme next week now 🙂 See you inspired me 😉

  18. Ping from minalobo:

    What a lovely theme! And heaven knows, mid-way through April, some of us need all the encouragement we can get to stick with the Challenge! (And by “some of us,” I do mean me.) 😉

  19. Ping from Patricia (@patricialynne07):

    That is a great idea. Positivity is always needed.

  20. Ping from jocelynrish:

    You’re right, we all need more positive in our lives, so this is a wonderful theme. Looking forward to your pick-me-up posts, especially near the end of the second week when the A-to-Z blahs really kick in. 🙂

  21. Ping from blissflower1969:

    Great idea! Look forward to reading your motivations. Everyone can use some daily optimism.

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

  22. Ping from robinhallwrites:

    Post it note positive thoughts and quotes-perfect. I’ll enjoy your April posts!

  23. Ping from Yolanda Renee:

    Positive posts ! Truly needed because no matter how hard you try (I try) it’s the something negative that goop’s up the flow! Looking forward to your daily reminders!

  24. Ping from Julie Flanders:

    LOVE this idea! Looking forward to your posts. 🙂

  25. Ping from Al Diaz:

    So your type of blood? B Positive. 😀 Great theme! And yes, when one is sick, positive does help a lot!

  26. Ping from Jaimie:

    This is a great idea for a theme! Looking forward to these!

    Jaimie
    Living in the Light
    A to Z Ambassador

  27. Ping from jesstopper:

    Great idea – I love Post-It notes so this is right (write) up my alley!

  28. Ping from spunkonastick:

    That’s great! My theme last year was snippets of positive from my leadership/goal-setting book, and I had fun with it.

  29. Ping from Elise Fallson:

    Words of encouragement and positive thinking will be greatly appreciated during A-Z. This is a really good theme. (:

  30. Ping from David Macaulay:

    All for positivity – I’m with you re struggling for a theme – thanks so much for doing the hop.

  31. Ping from Jeremy [Retro]:

    motivate me… i need it!

    Jeremy [Retro] #66
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
    Oh No, Let’s Go… Crazy

  32. Ping from Tyrean:

    Love your A to Z Theme – Positive Encouragement every day! Best wishes on your goals – stay positive! Encouraging others helps us be encouraged . . .at least it works that way for me.

  33. Ping from Tracy Bermeo:

    Positive Post it notes- great idea! I think you’re right, we could all use a little more positive in our lives. Thanks for visiting me in the Big Reveal and I look forward to April positivity.
    A2Z Mommy And What’s In between

  34. Ping from charitybradford:

    I’m sure we will all need your positive thoughts to get through the month. This will be my first year too. Good luck, and looking forward to it!

  35. Ping from ewgibson:

    I’ll know where to come for motivation.

  36. Ping from Angela Brown:

    Positvity! Now that is great theme. I’m sure you’ll have a great time with the posts and visitors will have a wonderful time receiving positive encouragement each day 🙂

  37. Ping from Carolyn Brown:

    Positive thoughts are always good, even better when sharing them and passing them on! Good for you!

  38. Ping from Vikki Thompson:

    Looking forward to your posts 🙂

    xx

  39. Ping from Fida I:

    Thanks fr sharing your A to Z theme! I can’t wait to read what you have to say for each (-:

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