Friday, November 14, 2008

Fantastic feedback

Since I started the TLC mentoring, my writing habit has improved enormously. In order that I have 10,000 words to send in every six weeks, I’ve got to write most days.

I think it’s a bit sad that at my age I still need the help of somebody else’s deadline to make me do something I do really want to do. I hate the feeling of panic when I’ve left everything to the last minute so I am getting better at the motivation thing.

Knowing how brilliant I’ve found TLCs’s feedback, let me tell you about fellow Novel Racer, Caroline, who runs BubbleCow. She’s holding a Christmas Competition with a fantastic prize. It’s a lucky dip, offering a free in-depth edit and report on a manuscript of up to 100,000 words.
The deadline to enter is midnight GMT November 30 2008. The rules and details can be found HERE.

8 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Don't feel guilty - just be grateful it's working!!!! :-)

Flowerpot said...

sdounds like a great idea - and dont we all need deadlines of some kind?!

JJ said...

Liz, you're right of course.

Flowerpot, I guess. I just don't understand why I can't find the motivation myself... you know unaided.

KAREN said...

It's not at all sad - I work much better with a deadline and think it's a great idea :o)

SpiralSkies said...

I'm the same... without the deadlines of an OU course, I'd probably only write an average four words a day.

In your shoes, I'd be doing exactly the same thing.

HelenMH said...

Sounds like you're doing really well - deadlines do help!

B said...

Four words a day Jenny? I see you your four words a day and... lower it to two.

Like Liz says, JJ, just be glad it works :)

JJ said...

Karen, it's got me writing, hasn't it?

Spiral, yes, it's so much easier to have someone tell you when it's due.

Helen, it's just another opportunity to beat myself up!

B, yep, you're all right.