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Week 1 May #WriteMotivation Update

Last month I participated in the A to Z Blog Challenge. I posted every day in the month of April, except on Sundays. It all feels so empty now. I’m lost on what to post anymore. At least this is a #WriteMotivation Goal Check month. I have that at least.

This was by far my absolute favorite for the month, both the picture and the phrase.

Find the positive, in any situation, no matter how small.

I found this Viola amongst the dormant grass. But she was in full bloom! There’s always positive in every situation, beauty in the muck. Don’t turn a blind eye to it. I know it’s easy. I’ve done it myself. But when you do, you end up quitting, and falling into the easy thing called negativity. Misery (and negativity) love company and it will drag you down into a deep, dark abyss if you let it. See that flower? She’s forced her way up, out of that darkness. You and I can do it, too! If you don’t, you’re not really living! You’re just existing.

This is how I want to live. This is what I want to share with others who struggle in their own abyss to find their own positives. Even though the world looks bleak, right in front of you there’s a tiny piece of life fighting to be noticed. It’s your job to find it. And when you do, the rewards are amazing! You can’t run before you know how to crawl. So when life looks to be overwhelming, look for the tiniest piece of hope. It’s always there. I promise!

This is what I want to try to show you all for this month’s #WriteMotivation. If you have anything that you just can’t see passed, that is overwhelming and drowning you in a sea of darkness, let me be your light at the end of the tunnel. And, if I falter, please remind me and point me to this picture. 🙂

May’s GoalsMy Golden Rule On Writing First Drafts

1) Be Positive, Try to find the positive in every situation, no matter how small. This may be easy, or it may be the hardest thing to ever do.
2) Cheer others on with #writemotivation cookie flinging and positive thoughts!
3) attempt to FINISH THAT WIP!
4) find something to blog about ;P
5) attempt to read another book

Being positive is ALWAYS my goal. I think, so far this last 5 days, I’ve been holding at around a 7. Honestly, I don’t know what a 10 would feel like but I bet it would be heaven. And a 7, to me, is really, REALLY good since the last year has been a hovering around a 3.

Cheering on others is relatively easy lately. With my positive outlook comes cheering. It’s those times I fall at, or below, a 5 that I tend to struggle with the cheering. It’s when I need the most cheering myself. And I feel like I’m being selfish to ask.

I’ve been plugging away at the WIP. If you’ll notice, I’m sitting around 94% of my projected word goal. I have a summary written of the final scene/chapter. But that’s about it. I’ve worked on the previous scene that was giving me fits and I’ve managed to work it out, make it a little better. I’ve sent it to a couple of people and am hoping that when they get to that “end” they can help me brainstorm it out so I can get the words flowing again. I’ve been participating in a daily “free writing” exercise over on 750words.com . I’ve never been successful at free writing. But I’ve been trying to keep some type of writing up, even if it’s just journaling my private thoughts about…well, everything/anything. Maybe it will kick my butt into gear and get my brain working on my WIP again. 😛

After last month’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve slowed down on my blogging. I really haven’t thought of a theme, or any posts I can write just yet. However, I did manage a post last week about the Liebster Award. That was fun. And, I’ve managed to post today’s Goal Check Update. I don’t want to just post updates this month. I want to talk about…something! So far so good. Let’s hope I can keep it up. 🙂

And “attempt to read a book”, well, I’m attempting (I know, technicality) 😛 I haven’t actually read another book just yet, but I have started, although it goes so slowly sometimes. Most days I miss reading, even just a chapter.  But at least I can say this is successful because I attempted to. LOL



  1. Ping from karl schonborn:

    If you’ve just finished the A to Z blog challenge and you’re that close to 100% in your WIP goal, then something must be working in your life. My guess is it’s “positive thinking” in part… or else you’re just a natural wordsmith.

  2. Ping from rinellegrey:

    I love that post it. And the attitude that goes with it.

    Good luck with getting to the end of that draft, that’s my goal this month too. I was feeling a bit lost about blogging, but I just wrote down a list of things I wanted to post about, and I’m feeling much better about it now.

  3. Ping from thebnc:

    I…I was going to say something, but I think KT just said it far more eloquently than I could hope to.

    You’re awesome and encouraging, and #writemotivation is that much stronger because of you. 🙂

    You’ve totally got this WIP in the bag. YOU CAN DO IT! 😀

  4. Ping from Patricia (@patricialynne07):

    I loved your A to Z posts. They were fun and inspiring. I hear ya on being a little lost now that it’s over. Good luck with your goals. You can do it!!!

  5. Ping from valerierlawson:

    94%? good lord, that’s practically done! congrats! that IS progress. remember, you get to do all the fun fixing stuff in the revision process – it’s the first draft that’s the real bitch. i loved your fun post its and motivational pics. they kept me going for sure.

  6. Ping from Rhonda Sachs Albom:

    I agree with Fida, wonderful motivation. I enjoyed your AtoZs.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

  7. Ping from Cheyenne:

    Your posts were so encouraging and inspiring – thanks again for sharing them!! That was one of my favourites, too 🙂

    I will give you feedback on your WIP which you WILL finish soon! 😀 Keep at it!

  8. Ping from K.T. Hanna:

    You are an amazingly positive influence in not only my life, but in many people’s lives. We’re lucky to have you. And I know we’ll be there if you falter.
    The last 6 months of my life have been very hectic, but I’m slowly getting a schedule and I know I love and appreciate having you in my life.
    Here’s to finishing that wip. Here’s to cheering each other on. And here’s to the astounding possibilities that are out there if we cling to the positive. Much love for you

  9. Ping from Fida:

    That’s a beautiful phrase and thanks for the motivation!

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