Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Insecure Writer's Support Group: Reaping the Rewards. Or Lack Thereof.

Insecure Writer's Support Group is a blog hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh where totally insecure writers can get together and share the things that are making us go argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IWSG Day Question: How do you celebrate when you achiever a writing goal / finish a story?

I think the sad answer to this question is that I don’t celebrate. I always mean to, and often use rewards as motivation when I’m trying to complete a writing challenge like NaNoWriMo, but when the month is over I tend not to follow through. Nowadays, I don't even give myself time off to relax. It's just straight on to the next project. 
            I guess I’m one of those people who is really good at delayed gratification. That or I am one of those insane people who lives for the chase rather than the kill (Sorry. Bad imagery. Have been writing too much shifter romance). 
             I know it isn't sustainable though. This kind of pace with no reward or down time will likely end in a breakdown. Maybe this is a timely reminder to be kinder to myself.