Hey Jo. How do you keep motivated? Well I’m glad you asked.
It’s Wednesday and Wednesday is the worst day. Even worse than Thursday, and he’s a real douchebag.
Thursday is the kind of day that turns straight into the carpark you’ve been waiting ten minutes for. You know, you were waiting for this lady to put the baby in the car seat, buckle in the screaming toddler who is hitting her in the face and telling her he hates her while the teenager is on their phone not helping at all. You’re smiling politely, tapping the steering wheel, wishing she’d hurry her ass up. At last she loads the pram into the boot and just before she drags herself into the driver’s seat, you see the suffering and hopelessness in her eyes. She seems to be silently pleading with you to help her – to end her misery. But ain’t nobody got time for that! Get out of my spot woman, I gots’ to get me a smoothie. Stat!
So she reverses and you’re happy. You deserve this spot. You’ve put in the work, smiling and sympathetic shoulder shrugs etc. Then he’s there. In his busted up honda civic and he’s zoomed in, put that hunk-a-junk in park and he’s walking away, probably to get a delicious smoothie …. probably the very one you would have gotten had he not pilfered your spot! You beep and yell, but he doesn’t care. He flips you the bird as he walks away in a chicago bulls jacket and acid wash jeans. Life’s pretty cheap to Thursday.
So if that’s what Thursday is like, you can imagine how bad Wednesday is. Anyways. Wednesday makes me sleepy and productivity is at an all time low. Que gif.
So, I would like to introduce you to my midweek motivations. These are the things that inspire me to write. Something edible, visual and audible. Observe this weeks musings.
I have already spoken of scorched almonds. Actually Nestle should probably pay me, because I’ve mentioned them in both my blog posts. Regardless, they are delicious. If heaven were an almond covered in chocolate, well, people would probably be a little disappointed that they lived their lives to find that an almond covered in chocolate was their ultimate reward. But I’d be ok with it. Two thumbs up.
Next, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. You may now him from Kick Ass or Anna Kareninananananananana. I know him from his starring roles in many of my dreams. Good work Aaron. Plus his wife is old, so he’d probably be into me if he meets me. Probably.
Lastly, Lorde. Some say she is too commercial now because of her success. That she is just another teen pop star. I agree on some levels, but you can’t deny the girl has talent. Glory and Gore is number 1 on the playlist right now.
So in summary. When I need to get writing, I take in large amounts of the above and 95% of the time, stuff gets done. For example, I’ve already edited four more chapters for the next book in the Ardentia series. Results! Buy Nestle.