Yesterday I vowed that I would stay off the internet until I edited two chapters. Seems simple enough, right?
Let's just say that I had to resort to my puppy-training methods* to get myself to keep working. Specifically, shouting "No!" whenever my mouse strayed to the internet icon. The one time I caved, Ibis returned home from an errand within a minute of me opening facebook, so I quickly closed the window and got back to work.
I don't do well when I have unlimited time to do something -- I learned long ago that deadlines are my friend -- so I've decided that I want to finish this draft before my trip home in two weeks. You'd think that would be enough motivation for me, but apparently not.
I was able to get through two chapters by reminding myself that I love this story and can't wait to see how it ends.
How do you keep yourself motivated when you'd rather be doing something else?
*I've decided to spare you all and limit the puppy posts to Saturdays. But a one-sentence mention is permissible. (Hey, I'm making the rules here...)