Tags: writer's block


How do you stay motivated to do things?

Short answer... I don't.

Long answer... hard slog and forcing oneself often accomplishes as much, if not more, than motivation. Still, I still frequently suffer total motivation failure.

Oddly, when I AM motivated to do something it can become more difficult as I end up setting impossibly high standards for myself that I can't meet and so end up paralysed with the inability to do anything - because it won't be good enough.

Another problem is that I am a person who has at least ten 'cool' ideas a day and my motivation frequently switches from whatever I SHOULD be focussing on to something else from the scattershot concept firing range that is the interior of my skull.

What few little tricks I've found mostly revolve around giving myself little rewards if I manage to do X. It's surprising how effective that can be.
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Writer's Block: Looney times

What was your favorite childhood cartoon, and why?

We were early adopters of satellite television, a gigantic dish in the back garden. As such I was able to see special, secret cartoon treats that nobody else got to see. This made them extra special. Of these, what stuck in my mind the most was Robotech, showing on Roustabout on Eutelsat. The first series with the Zentraedi got me hooked, but it was the Invid invasion that stuck with me. Definitely my favourite childhood cartoon.