A Kick In The Pants
Written by
PM Kester
January 2013
Written by
PM Kester
January 2013

I didn't start out 2013 motivated.

I was beginning to grown tired of my novel.  I was dedicating so much time and energy to it and it got to a point where I began to doubt my work.  I doubted that the words on the page were good enough.

Twitter was abuzz with people getting agents and winning contests and I was revising - again. 

Then 2 things happened to snap me out of my funk:

1.  I found two great CP's

2.  I finally won a contest.

Finding my CP's.  I have a great CP that I found on shewrites and a great CP that I found via a contest I entered on Twitter.  Having these writers get excited and provide a much needed jab in the right direction is so beneficial.

Winning a contest.  I was on Twitter Friday and read about a flash fiction contest with a midnight deadline.  I played around with entering because I was in a writing funk.  But when I went home I couldn't get the picture of the door out of my mind and BOOM it happened.  That weekend, I couldn't stop writing and regardless of whether I won, I had gotten my fire back. And entering actually paid off and I won: http://typelingsaz.blogspot.com/

I don't know where you are in your writing.  Maybe you are still in the honeymoon phase or maybe you and your work in progress are having a fight.  Search within yourself and go find your needed kick in the pants.  Here's to hoping for continued productivity!

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