Thursday, January 20, 2011

You Can Do MORE!

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So I was reading a book (that I had bought to help me get in shape), and the lady (who wrote said horror book) said that I could do more than I thought I could.

I thought...really?

So I tried. She was right.

Which made me think...am I doing enough as a writer to be where I want to be? The answer was no. So I am rededicating myself to my MS, my bestie characters, and my hidden writing snacks (for the energy to keep on keeping on...don't tell my kids. They'll want those snacks).

Because I can do more than I think I can.

25 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Yeah, I like that. Sometimes we are the only ones holding ourselves back. :)

Lynn Colt said...

Yay for renewed enthusiasm! And I cracked up when I saw that T-Rex pic :)

Lynn said...

Yup, you got the gusto girl! Yeah for refueling your energy (with yummy snacks too).

Amparo Ortiz said...

I was struggling with this exact issue back in December. I wrote TWO CHAPTERS of my WIP. Two!! Talk about lame... Anyway, I rededicated myself to the story and the main character's struggle, and I forgot all about mine :D

And yes, we can always do better than we think.

Excellent post!

Candyland said...

Well said. Can I have some of that enthusiasm please?

WindyA said...

I think I'm going to go out and find a T-Rex I can get to chase me around ...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

YES. YOU. CAN!! I believe in you. :-)

Stacy Henrie said...

LOVE that poster! My DH and I are having a little friendly competition for who can excercise the most days this month. For me having that support and an end goal helps me push myself even when I don't want to.

Bethany Mattingly said...

L.O.V.E. the picture! Totally describes my exercise motivation needs. :) Yay for new dedication.

Shari said...

Of course you can do more than you think with a T-rex chasing you!

Go Carolyn!!!

Kristina P. said...

You go!

Elena Solodow said...

Sounds like a plan!

Tess said...

absolutely! My sweetie says to me "You are good. You can be great. I think you will." It is so inspiring :D

Angie said...

Yes! Good for you. Love that picture!

Sara B. Larson said...

Ha ha! That is awesome. Yep, when life or death is at stake, it's amazing what we "can do," isn't it? (As opposed to trying to run on that treadmill.., "eh, five minutes of cardio is pretty good right?") Not with Mr. T-rex on your tail! WHere can I get one?

L.T. Elliot said...

LOL. Great poster!

Go for it! I know you can do it!

Jolene Perry said...

Well said Carolyn.
LOVE that pic. Awesome.

Patti said...

If you could bottle that motivational speech, I bet you'd make a fortune and for the record yesterday as I was playing soccer I kept thinking, you can do more.

Melanie Jacobson said...

You go!

Medeia Sharif said...

I always feel like I can more than I currently am. This is both inspirational and scary as I have to commit more of my time to something.

Susan Fields said...

Great attitude (for both writing and exercising). Thanks for the inspiration!

Good luck with your ms!

Lola Sharp said...

I think I need a T-rex to chase my spreading butt.

Yeah, you're right, of course. We can always do more.

This post is timely, because I rededicated myself to my WiP over the weekend. I was struggling with it so I let it 'marinate' (aka stall) over the holidays.
Then I got busy revising a previous novel and allowed the neglected unfinished WiP to grow cold and stagnant. Over the weekend I made myself a promise to get back to it, even if it means ripping it to pieces and starting it over. Because the premise is good.

Thanks for the T-rex motivation today, Carolyn. :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Such a powerful realization -- one I should consider for myself. Best of luck with your MS!

Talei said...

I agree! I certainly think I can do more writing at the moment - although at times I feel swamped...today I made it to the pool for 30mins at lunchtime. Tonight I'll get back to some writing.

What a great motivational post! :-)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Good for you! Go for it! :D