For this week’s Monday motivation, I posted the saying below:
I decided to take that saying to heart and make it my challenge for the week as I worked.
Research – All the pieces are beginning to fall into place for my book’s release, including the cover, the proofing, etc. Dates and more info will be coming soon 🙂 And with that big date approaching, getting my ducks in a row was on my to-do list this week. Well, it’s Friday and you may ask, are all my ducks in a row? Nope, but I’ve named them all. That was a huge step for me. Next step, learning more about each one of the ducks to line them up in the right order.
Did I find joy here? A little, yes. I felt more at ease once I identified the upcoming tasks.
Writing – I spent time with one of my WIPs this week. We worked out our differences and my progress with the story makes me proud.
Did I find joy here? Tons. The majority of the time I would have been preparing blogs went to writing. It was a much needed time shift for the week.
Life – That’s always there, requiring your presence.
Did I find joy here? Always. My family is my greatest source of joy. (And dinner with my best friend was a huge added bonus)
Preparing for a Writer’s Retreat – I’m heading out this afternoon for a weekend writer’s retreat. We were each asked to bring a food item to share that could be connected with our story (if possible). Here’s what I’m bringing:
(It’s a mini-watermelon sculpted into a brain. I saw this years ago in a kid’s Halloween craft magazine.) Oh, and besides that brain, I’ve also been busy this week preparing items to share with my group.
Did I find joy here? Yes. Creating a brain out of a watermelon helped me not take myself too seriously and there’s definitely joy in that.
There were things on my to-do list that I missed and will have to roll over to next week and there were detours and disappointments, but overall, it was a good week. When I challenged myself to find joy, it wasn’t that hard.