Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
How do you reward yourself when you meet your writing goals?
Answer for big goals (i.e. I will buy a Lear jet when I get published) and/or small goals (I eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's in one sitting when I finish each chapter).
Goals? Wait. Shouldn't my rewards for writing be that amazeballs sense of accomplishment when I write The End? That OMG I WROTE THAT feeling when I go back and read a chapter I've spent two
Hehe. Well, to be honest, sometimes it is. Reading back over what I've written or elation at completing a chapter is occasionally enough reward for me. Bu-ut, I'm guilty of saying to myself, "If you just get through this chapter, you can watch all your back episodes of Glee." Or I'll "let myself" get on Facebook and
Rewards are definitely in place.
BIG GOALS: If I do ever get published with that seven figure deal (dream big, right?!), my husband will get his dreamcycle (aka Harley), we'll upscale the house, and my whole family will vacay to Greece. Or Australia. Or both.
Now, don't get me wrong - those things would be AMAZING. It's honestly enough for me to get published. And if I do, I'll definitely splurge on a vacation - preferably one with lots of roller coasters.
SMALL GOALS: I do set these. A
So, how do YOU reward yourself for meeting your goals?