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The Value of being accountable, blog tours and more

6/29/2015

The value of being accountable
Any Way You Dream It Promo 2015
This month I completed another 50,000 word challenge. This one was run under the auspices of the Romance Writers of Australia. I used the month to do a first draft of the 6th book in the Upper Crust Series.

I finished a little ahead of schedule with story all written (obviously with holes to plug and rewriting to do).

These sorts of challenges work well for me – not because I’m a super fast writer, not because I’m super organised but because I like being held accountable.

I’m a pretty reliable human being (tediously so). I’m punctual, I don’t forget stuff, I never stand people up and I meet deadlines (pretty much all the time). I’m also a shocking procrastinator, SHOCKING! What I can postpone of put off astounds even me.

I let myself down on a daily basis but I don’t let other people down. So if I tell you I’m going to sign up and do something with you, you can be reasonably certain I’ll do it. It could be that being a tragic people-pleaser comes in handy for something.

For me being part of a group and meeting deadlines is easier than doing it alone. So CampNaNoWriMo, which happens again in July, NaNoWriMo and this 50k challenge are great motivators for me. Setting up the #1000wordsaday group on Facebook has also kept me writing this year. I feel I must show up and so I do.

I know this doesn’t work for everyone. Some people find these things have the opposite affect on them. It’s a matter of finding what motivates you and what destroys your creativity. But if like me, you won’t quit in front of a crowd or let the team down (even if that’s metaphorical) you may find these challenges motivate you.

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In other news I am currently on a blog tour for my novel Any Way You Dream It.
http://www.clpblogtours.com/2015/06/book-blitz-any-way-you-dream-it-by.html

Stop by and see the reviews for the novel and you could also win an Amazon Gift Card for your trouble.
29 – Sinfully Good Reads – Excerpt
June 29 – Chick Lit Plus – Review
June 30 – Caroline Fardig – Guest Post
June 30 – Celia Kennedy – Review, Q&A & Excerpt
July 1 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
July 1 – Polished and Bubbly – Review
July 6 – Living Life With Joy – Review & Q&A

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