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:
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?
And my next Lego build?
Well, who you gonna call?
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?