Monday, April 18, 2011

It’s Monday. And the only thing you want to do is crawl back in bed and sleep the morning away.

But the kids are hungry. The dog needs let outside.

Oh, yeah, and you have work to do.

For writers in any stage of their career, getting words on the page can be a difficult thing. There is no one looking over your shoulder, with pompoms in hand, screaming your name. No one threatening to fire you for not making our quota.

Most of us have other jobs – you know, because you need money to live. Others are solely committed to writing, maybe because they already have been published, or maybe because they’re just lucky. Or living in their car and eating out of dumpsters.

No matter where you’re at in your writing career, let’s face it. We all need a push. Or shove. Or a stiletto in the back side.

This is why we bring Motivational Monday to you.

Trust us; this isn’t for the faint of heart. We are ruthless, humiliating and downright evil.

The two of us – Vivien Easton and Kimberly Meyer – are here to help you as you wind your way down the steep, rocky, mountainside path to completing a novel.

We’ve set up this blog to help you through the tough times. To bring fellow authors together. To motivate you.

Don't expect flowery words of encouragement here or understanding when you don't live up to your potential.

You may find yourself wearing a prom dress to the grocery, walking through the mall with a piece of toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe, or going on a dinner date with your pants on backwards.

Is that motivation or what?

So what do you have to do?

On the first Monday of each month, we will post a highly effective motivation in the form of public humiliation (like the above mentioned scenarios) on our blog. Your job is to set a goal each and every Monday morning and stick to it. It can be a daily, weekly, or monthly goal. You can set it by word count, chapter, or scene.

Post your goal to the comments section of the blog. Make it reasonable, and be honest with yourself. If you don’t make your goal, you must carry out the punishment assigned at the beginning of the month.

Our first post will be Monday, May 2nd and we look forward to seeing your goals.

And please, spread the word! We want to torture help as many people as we can. We assure you, you will never look at Monday the same way.

We’re on twitter: @momowrite


  1. Brilliant idea! I can't wait until May 2nd.

  2. Interesting idea. I might have to try it out. Provided I remember, of course!!! I follow blogs, but don't always visit. I'm bad like that!