Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SRS: I'm Crackin' the Whip with a Big LOUD Smack!

Hey, Smackdowners!

Where are ya? I think we've hit that third week let down.

Don't do it!

Don't you do it!
Stick with it. Even if you're goal is feeling out of reach, readjust instead. Keep the forward momentum and give an extra crack of that licorice whip.

If you need a personal lashing from moi, let me know. I'll visit your blog or inbox with a big werplash!

For a smidge of extra inspiration, and a great reminder, take a peak at this post by author/illustrator Paul Schmid about striking the balance. And thank you to Martha for passing along that post.

But if it's just that you're so busy revising that you haven't had time to comment lately, let me know and I'll stop worrying.


Martha Brockenbrough said...

Crrrack! After a bummer of a Week 2, which I shared with you, I found a TON of comfort in the very kind comments section. What a nice, supportive group of colleagues we are.

I bounced back quickly... and managed to achieve Goal No. 2 for the month: finishing my novel. What a great feeling.

This means I have just one task left on my goals list--to revise the other picture book I'd been working on. That is totally doable.

I hope everyone else is having similar success. Let this be a reminder that good weeks often follow bad weeks, and we mustn't let ourselves get too down about things.

Yat-Yee said...

My first two weeks have been so uneven I don't even know how to comment. But I'm very close to one of my goals: complete the revision of MG novel. Two more days. I can do it. I will do it.

Don't crack that whip!

BJW said...

Just got back from my trip where I accomplished none of my goals but the one where I impersonate a sherpa, or a mule. Either way, I'm back now and ready to get down to business.

Nice to see all you guys again, still hard at work. Great job Martha, that's AWESOME. Yat-yee, great job, keep it up!

Hi-ya Jolie and the rest of the smackdowners. Y'all better get busy cuz I'm raring to go!

Joni said...

Wahoo! I've managed to get through two of the five chapters that were my goal for the month. And one was written almost from scratch, so the next two will go faster. I hope. Feels like I'm on a roll, anyway; thanks for providing the downhill slope!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the "so busy revising I don't have time to comment (or read!)" category. It's all good. :)