How to find the right motivation to finish

Not all motivators are created equal.

Recently a friend shared with me how she stayed motivated to finish her novel. She joined a group that encouraged and offered her positive feedback. Results, she finished! Congrats to her.

So, I decided to follow suit. I joined, signed in and began the challenge to write 10,000 words in 30 days. This sounded just like what I needed. I was ready to rock n roll.

The first day, in pops email, reminding me to write and post the number of words on the website. Okay, done. Next day, in pops another email… Don’t forget! Post words.

Alright already, I stop what I’m doing which by the way was paying bills and log in to update word count. By day five, I was yelling at the website to leave me alone. On day six, I gave them the finger, closed my computer and didn’t write for 3 days.

I guess you see where I’m going with this. Instead of encouraging me to write, I felt as if I had my own personal nagging tormentor.

Needless to say, I now ignore all incoming emails from the website. I’ll remove myself from membership when I get a minute.

However maybe you, like my friend,  enjoy the nagging encouragement to finish your book or project. So down below I’ve added a few links to help or drive you crazy.

I’m sure there are many more out in the world-wide-web, so do share any I’ve missed.

Do you have a favorite that encourages you to write more and faster?

Do you enjoy being accountable to someone other than yourself?

What motivator works best for you?

Or are you like me, hate the pressure of a ticking clock?

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6 thoughts on “How to find the right motivation to finish

  1. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you. I belonged to Scribophile awhile but never really got into it. It’s like everything else, takes a lot of time and interaction to get the benefits. It’s the same reason I don’t belong to online critique groups –– the number of people requiring your time gets out of hand fast. As for motivation? Hell, I can’t seem to find it anywhere! My muse has moved out completely! LOL

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  2. Never tried any of these. What really helped me was becoming a member of scribophile. You post parts of your work and they are critiqued by other Author wannabees. Some of the critiques were very good and helpful. I found myself developing relationships and followers of my work. The encouragement I received pushed me through to completion. Now if I can just get it ready for publication 🙂

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