Tuesday, 30 August 2011

When will I have time?

Next week peace will be restored at home when school starts back and I will have quiet again.

Sadly I've still got to go out and buy a few bits and pieces yet, and I've put off the labelling until everything is gathered. Shoe fitting of teenagers is the worst bit, and still to be done...

I've decided that I'm going to set myself some rewards for getting tasks done- writing tasks that is. It might help with the motivation.

It occurred to me, when I glanced at the book shelf and saw a number of DVDs (history related) that I've bought and haven't had time to watch yet. So I decided that I'd reward myself with time to watch one of the DVDs when I reach a preset target.

My first target is to get the first five chapters of my novella written.

Now the difficulty is choosing which DVD to watch as the reward for getting to the end of chapter 5:
  • Casanova -with David Tennant as the young Casanova.
  • Becoming Jane- about Jane Austen.
  • The Duchess- about Georgiana Spencer who became the Duchess of Devonshire- big hair and dresses a plenty.
  • The first series of Poldark...
There's probably a few modern ones I could borrow from my sons if I wanted something different.

At the moment Casanova is in the lead...:-)

So do you use a reward system at all or just when writing is getting tough?


Helen Baggott said...

The only one that appeals to me is Poldark. I swoon over the clips on TV.

If I have a massive task then I do break it down. Sometimes just succeeding is enough. But if it's something I'm not enjoying, but the bank balance demands it, then I treat myself to something nice.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Good luck with the chapters, Carol. I like the idea of a DVD reward as I love films. My choice would definitely be Becoming Jane - which I've already watched for the second time!

Bernadette said...

Definitely Casanova - I loved it.

Though if it was the second series of Poldark I'd have to go for that as I was in it (I was practically a baby, of course) :)

Carolb said...

I've put Poldark further down the list as it was on one of the digital channels in the afternoon last year, Baggy.

Rosemary, I'm looking forward to having some quiet to watch it.

Bernadette, whose 'practically a baby' were you?

The first reward will be Casanova.

Bernadette said...

I was only an extra.
Blink and you'd miss me - actually you probably wouldn't have to blink.