Sunday Musings – #WriteMotivation, the A-Z Challenge, and Life.

Goodness, it’s been a week. Camp NaNo, the A-Z Challenge, a baby shower for a friend, garden stuff (that I’m sooooooo behind on), car stuff…

At least I’ve already done my taxes. 

I haven’t even made it around to this month’s #WriteMotivation list yet. screams and tears out hair

Birthday season starts this week, too.

What is birthday season, you ask?

April 10 – Grandpa
April 15 – Grandma
May 26 – Mom
May 30 – Me
June 13 – Sister

That is birthday season. By June 13th, we are all very very very very very tired of cake.

I would like to take a moment to share a few gems I’ve found on the A-Z Challenge, though!

StrangePegs (Andrew Leon) is doing Abandoned Places as his A-Z theme, and that was pretty much an instant follow for me. I love abandoned places, and dreaming about the people who would have once lived there, and what they felt when they had to leave.

Be careful – you’ll gain weight just LOOKING at Hungry Enough to Eat Six‘s (Nan Mock) A-Z Challenge posts. Nan’s theme is pies. And really, that’s all you need to know. Just go read (and make), and then go exercise afterward.

Anna Tan at Deeply Shallow is doing short fiction with a different mythological creature each day – but it’s a serial fiction, so they’re all connected. I’ll admit that I’m behind on reading it, but the first one was excellent, so I have no doubt the continuing stories are just as good!

I also found another blogger who’s doing worldbuilding as her A-Z theme – Susan Gourley!


April #WriteMotivation:

  1. Camp NaNoWriMo
    Goal: 40 hours of editing on Catalyst, plus 20,000 new words written.I have edited for 4.17 hours so far, and added 1,048 words. I’m going to have to double up quite a bit the last half of the month, because I’ve got a lot going on last week and this week.
  2. A-Z Challenge
    N-Z posts written by April 15th.
    Visit at least 5 new blogs each day, and comment on at least 3 new blogs each day.I’ve written and scheduled N and O so far, and then got too busy with Camp NaNo and baby showers for friends, etc. etc. so I’m really going to need to crack these out this next week! I fell behind on new blogs yesterday, since I was gone for half the day, but I’d stayed caught up before that!
  3. Pre-write May’s ‘feature’ blog posts, and start planning for June.Hah. I’m funny.
  4. Filing cabinet.
    This goal is not coming off my #writemotivation list until I complete it. I am determined.This goal may be prioritized very quickly, because we need to find the papers about the stocks. (I’d completely forgotten hubby’s company GAVE them stocks a year or so ago.)
  5. Read.
    Finish reading Numb by John W. Otte for the CSFF Tour.
    Make progress on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
    Read another book, or several…Hahahahaha. Frick. I *have* to finish reading Numb soon.

And I think that’s all I really have to say today!

Well, except that I finally saw Frozen a couple of weeks ago, yay!

I liked it, but I wasn’t as enthused with a certain song that the public has gone nuts over. It was a good song… I just didn’t think it was amazing.

What I really loved, though, was Do you wanna build a snowman?

Recent Comments

  • TraceyLynnTobin
    April 6, 2014 - 11:28 am · Reply

    My GOODNESS, are you busy. Looking at your list makes me shrivel up and die inside because here I am, in my pajamas at 1:30 in the afternoon, bumming around on social media and blog sites. lol o_o

    Good luck with everything! Send some motivation my way too, would you? 😀

    • Rebekah Loper
      April 7, 2014 - 9:58 am · Reply

      I will do my best to get some of this motivation to you!

      What you don’t see, is that here on the other side of my computer, I usually fool off until right before lunch time, then go “Crap! I should accomplish SOMETHING before lunch!” and then I accomplish a little bit more in the afternoon, and then I fool off again until dinner time, and then again after dinner, and then 30 minutes before bed I’m like “NO! Must do ALL THE THINGS NOW.”


      • TraceyLynnTobin
        April 8, 2014 - 7:45 am · Reply

        lmao Oh my goodness, that sounds almost exactly like me. XD I usually have breakfast and then sit on my computer and browse WordPress and Facebook and Twitter until I realize that it’s lunch time, then after lunch I force myself to do SOMETHING productive (usually writing new blog posts or something like that), but then all of a sudden it’s bedtime and I realize that somehow I’ve been staring at 9GAG for the past five hours. O.O

        I seriously think that all writers need a professional motivator who just sits next to you and slaps a ruler across your hands when they see you doing anything other than work. lol

  • Andrew
    April 6, 2014 - 5:21 pm · Reply

    Oh, hey, wow! Thanks! I’m glad you like it.

    Our birthday season is February. There are actually a couple in the second half of January, but there are, like, six in February. So I know what you mean.

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About Rebekah

Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.