Monday, May 2, 2011

Or Suffer the Consequences

Welcome one and all to the Motivational Monday launch party!
(Cue fireworks, confetti, and marching band.)

            We’re so glad you could join us and we can’t wait for the festivities to begin.

            But first…

A trip to the dentist. *groan*

            Everyone HATES going to the dentist. It’s scary, annoying, and possibly excruciating. So we all put it off for as long as we can, but in the end, we put on our grown up panties and head to the office fearful yet determined.

            And what happens if you don’t go?

            Cavities. Tooth decay. Gingivitis. Funk mouth.

            None of which are pleasant and all of which might involve public humiliation.

            (Cue Motivational Monday tie-in.)

            Sometimes getting wotp can be just as uncomfortable and easy to put off. There’s that ever-growing pile of laundry and/or dishes, the moldy contents of your fridge to contend with, those pesky cobwebs hanging from the ceiling that desperately need your attention, and of course those hours upon hours of [insert your current TV obsession] that must be watched pronto.

            And what happens when you put all of those things ahead of writing?

            You don’t write at all. Which is almost as bad as having Funk Mouth.

            So, for our inaugural MoMo challenge, you need to set a writing goal and reach it. Make it tough, but attainable.

            And if you don’t make your goal?


            You must black out one of your front teeth with eyeliner, take a picture of yourself, and post the picture as your profile pic in your choice of online public forums. Facebook, Twitter, etc. If you don’t have one of those profiles (You’re not on facebook?! Hello, it’s 2011!), then you must wear your blacked out tooth to run an errand where people will see your toothless grin.

Here's a fine example:

Post your goal in the comments section and share us with your friends. We will offer encouragement…
            Wait, who am I kidding? We’re not going to offer you any rosy, warm and fuzzy encouragement. That’s not our style.

            We’re going to shove you, push you, and prod you until you meet your goal because it’s what friends do for each other J

            Now, put on the grown up underwear and get to writing!