My electric bill motivates me. It was hot in Florida last night. When I went to bed after watching my picks booted off AI, my thermostat read eighty degrees. I turned the air down to seventy two. That’s the lowest I will go. I’m motivated because of the high costs of electricity.
Finding a motivator for writing a book can be like finding the perfect haircut. It isn’t that easy.
But I think I’ve finally found something that helps. Take a look to the right. You’ve seen them before.
The word counter gadget.
There is a deep satisfaction about punching in your word count and watching the calculation take place. Sort of like stepping on the scales in the morning after skipping your favorite dessert the night before. A sweet feeling happens when that meter says you’ve written another 2%.
So this gadget is working for me. But it's not the only motivator I need to write. I need a purpose; I need support from others and I need the desire to complete what I started.
But it helps. What little thing is motivating you to write today?