Why Do I Bother?

Posted by Robyn Pierce on February 25, 2014 at 5:10 PM

This isn't a giving up post, I promise. :P 

I'm starting to realize goal-setting (in terms of things like #WriteMotivation) isn't the way for me to get things done. Sure, I set goals, but they're private goals that I hold myself accountable for. You'd think that if I had a bunch of nice, like-minded people supporting me, I'd be better at holding myself accountable, right?


If anything, my goal-reaching abilities seem to be hindered by the added pressure (if you can even call it that) of "disappointing" other people. (Not that I would be disappointing anyone but myself by not working, but that's kind of how it feels.) For some inexplicable reason, I can't keep myself on track when I join in on things meant to motivate. The sole exception to that is NaNoWriMo, although I do sometimes struggle through that as well.

This is just a shameful update where I confess to not writing enough. Next Tuesday, I hope to blog about how much writing I've gotten done. (Not to mention, Masquerade releases next Tuesday... ;) I can't wait!) 


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Reply Robyn Pierce
4:40 PM on March 3, 2014 
Thank you for your comment! I'm sorry it took me a couple days to get back to you. :)

It's nice to know I'm not alone in my struggle. I've still been struggling this past week, but I've come across a breakthrough that will make it ten times easier to work on one of my WIPs from now on. I hope you're having one of the more productive weeks instead of the inspiration-less ones!
Reply K. Elizabeth
5:30 PM on March 1, 2014 
I know the feeling. I've stopped setting writing goals like getting x amount of words written everyday. I just sit down and write until the inspiration or ideas run out. Sometimes, I can write everyday. Other times, I'll go a week without any inspiration. So, good luck with your writing process!

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