writing

LEGO rewards!

Do you like getting rewards? I know I do. Quite often, when I’m working on a big project, like a new book. I break it down into smaller more-managable chunks. Whenever I reach one of my milestones, I give myself a little reward.

This may be as simple as having a curly wurly (I love curly wurlys) or watching an episode of my favourite TV show. Or sometimes it’s wandering down to my local cafe for a coffee (with possibly a curly curly on the side) or giving myself half an hour to read comics in the middle of the day. Luxury!

I know a lot of my writer chums do the same. It’s a great motivator.

Sometimes the rewards are bigger. This week, I promised myself that if I got through all the edits on my latest script, I would make this:

14416946810_90dec88ddf

Yes, LEGO! And space LEGO at that! What reward could be better?

I finished the edits on Tuesday and so, that very night, sat down to open the box. For the next two and a half hours, I was in heaven. Listening to Bristol City on the radio and building an awesome LEGO exosuit! Bliss!

I even recorded the build to share with you all. Don’t worry, you don’t need to sit through all 150 minutes! I’ve squeezed in down to a mere 62 seconds!

I’m over the moon with the final result. Doesn’t it look fab?

Lego-Exo-Suit

And my next Lego build?

Well, who you gonna call?

LEGO-Ghostbusters-Ecto-1-3

Ghostbusters + LEGO = Result!

The only snag? I’m not allowed to make it until I’ve finished the first draft of my new YA novel! Waah, etc!

SO, WHAT AM I WAITING FOR? I NEED TO WRITE, WRITE, WRITE LIKE THE WIND!

Ahem, sorry, got a little carried away, there…

So, what’s the best reward you could give yourself? 

Cavan

 

4 thoughts on “LEGO rewards!

  1. OMG YOU GOT THE GHOSTBUSTERS LEGO CAR!!!!! I would *sooooo* come over to make it with you!!! After writing a certain amount of course, can’t be getting rewards just like that 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s