When you're writing a novel, I'm a big believer in rewarding yourself for achieving the baby steps along the way. For instance, when I'm in the revision process after finishing my first draft, I reward myself with chocolate after revising each chapter (don't judge). I'd like to say the satisfaction of writing and revising is entirely its own reward, but sometimes I need that extra shot of motivation.
So when I really want to push myself, the reward needs to
be bigger, and then I'm way more likely to reach my goal. I don't watch
much television and don't have any of those recording thingies to watch
shows later, but I have a crazy addiction to Design Star on HGTV--I
know, some people have a wild side, and mine is dan-ger-ous. Anyway,
guess who hit her word count goal last week with over 30 minutes to
spare? This girl. It's on again tonight and I'm sure I'll hit my goal
today too, because no way in hell am I missing David Bromstad's pep
talks regarding room decor (I'm so badass like that).
that I've confessed my sure-fire writing reward, I want to know about
you. How do you reward yourself? (It's okay if your method isn't as
hard-core as mine. Not everyone can be this cool. ;)