Writing All the Words (or at least some of them) Works for Me

writing with coffee

Oh, friends! I’m so sorry I missed not just one but two weeks of Works for Me Wednesday! Thank you for coming back. I miss you when we’re not here each week!

I have a great little list of things that have been working for me lately, but after bleeding out almost 4,000 words yesterday, I’m spent. However, the thought of missing another week and letting you down another week? Well, that is just too much.

So, here we are.

Annalyn is taking a Super Fun Summer Science class this week, and Adrienne is hanging out with one of her favorite babysitters. So yesterday I got to write to my heart’s content (and possibly an editor’s relief), and today I got to send all the emails I could handle to catch up on some [overdue] work. I guess I could say childcare and a [finally] clear head is working for me, eh?

But instead I am going to say that, this week, writing a bunch of words (not all of them, no, not even close, actually) is working for me. My (in)courage deadline was the push I needed to get back to work, back to writing, back to life. Oh – so deadlines work for me, too! (This is always true. While I used to be so very internally motivated I am currently driven by deadlines and deadlines only.) (Well, I’m driven to start things by my own crazy self, but to finish something? Give me a deadline. And, to be safe, tell me it’s a week earlier than it really is.)

I hope you’ll share what’s working for you this week. I can’t wait to catch up with you and get back in the swing of Works for Me Wednesdays! And in case you missed the two posts I shared yesterday (plus one from last week), here they are:

Mercy House Vision Trip to Kenya: Q&A
On Bookshelves and Babies and Believing in Hope
7 Ways to Help Kids Deal with Change

Spilling some words (and deadlines and childcare) works for me!


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3 Comments Writing All the Words (or at least some of them) Works for Me

  1. Brandi Raae August 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Enjoyed reading all of your words so far about your trip to Kenya. :) And I totally appreciate all of your honesty about how you process things. Good to know, too, that other bloggers have technical issues that keep them from blogging sometimes! ;)

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect August 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Haha, YES, so many technical issues that are actually just me and my issues. ;)

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