Monday, August 17, 2015

Motivational Monday


GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE
WHO WAIT . . . 
GREATER THINGS COME TO THOSE
WHO GET OFF THEIR ASS AND
DO ANYTHING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
(Unknown)

I've been getting off my ass this August - literally (stand-up desk!) and figuratively (story collection, new WiP!) 

Whether you're vacationing, starting something new, or completing a project, are you on top of it? Are you doing it on purpose? Are you making August count? 

The summer is almost over! Let's go!

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  1. My day job has been demanding lately, and I don't see it ending anytime soon. I do have some conventions/shows to attend, but writing has definitely taken a back seat.

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  2. Oh, a stand-up desk. You'll have to let us know who that goes. I'm getting a recumbent bike this winter so I can read while I pedal during the cold months. Then I won't feel guilty for sitting on my butt for hours.
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    1. I hope to do a post about the stand-up desk soon.

      I like the idea of a recumbent bike, but I'm pretty sure it would just end up turning into a clothes hanger. :)

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  3. I love that quote! So many people want things and complain about not having them. I have to tell my friends and family to get up and do something. We're not going to get what we want by complaining that we don't have it.

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    1. You know it, Chrys! And good for you for encouraging others. :)

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  4. Nothing I do in August is on purpose. I've still got the kids at home for another 3 weeks, so that won't end any time soon :-( I've lost count of the number of times I've ended up watching a kids programme because the kid watching it just walked away!

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    1. I used to spend a lot more time in front of the TV than I do now. Cutting the cord on cable helped, but so did really thinking about what I was doing, what I wanted to be doing, was a big part of that, too.

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  5. Love that quote! I need to get off my ass both literally and figuratively as well. I can't believe summer is almost over already!

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  6. The next project on my list is painting a couple of rooms, but first a lot of prep work since one of them has a mural I don't like and there are lots of cornices and alcoves to mask before the actual painting begins. Fortunately, I like painting. That's the easy part.

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    1. Good luck with your painting! We hemmed and hawed about painting our new place then ultimately decided to leave it the neutral tan/beige/sandy color.

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  7. So how is your concentration? I hear people switching to standing and they seem to like it but I just feel like I'd get distracted... My August has been a mixed bag. High needs on the family front so only a little editing.

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    1. What I've been doing is standing for a chunk of time - like for the duration of a project, say, like social networking/blogging - then sitting for a chunk of time. At this point, for me, I'm finding that standing works better for some projects than others.

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  8. I love that quote! I have definitely using my August wisely and plan to keep it up. :)

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    1. Good for you! And good luck with the rest of the month!

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  9. Ha! Great quote. I can attest to it being very true.

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  10. August not so much for me - but September and October will be solid writing. Really looking forward to it...

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  11. Yeah, I've been busy revising. So excited my book got contracted, but so much to do. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing

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    1. Yeh for you! So much to do but oh so worth it, right? :)

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  12. I'm too busy getting the kids ready for school. August is controlling me, not the other way around. LOL

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    1. Yikes! Maybe you need to aim for a different month. :)

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  13. I am, after much waffling, making the rest of August (and all of September, I hope) count. I have a novel to finish!

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    1. I hear you! My goal is to have a solid draft - one with a beginning, middle, end - of my WiP done by the end of September. Good luck to us!

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  14. I SO many things going on I'm going insane . . . but I'm still working on my WiPs and making everything count ON purpose! But I might crash come September lol But yes, Lets go!!! :D

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    1. Good for you! Making things count and doing them on purpose is huge. :)

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