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Monday, August 27, 2007

Inspiration Monday: Getting Back on Track

The future depends on what we do in the present.
- Mahatma Gandhi

I'll be one of the first people to admit that I was a bit lax this summer with my writing. I was doing really well with the writing every day until these past couple of months. And then the loose days of summer just got to me. It was more fun to hang out with the kids, go to the pool, and have fun summer adventures.

Sure, I wrote. And I have to say, I did get some great stuff accomplished. But, if I had worked on a more consistent basis, I believe I'd be further along and ready to send off one of my manuscripts before the end of this summer. Sigh.

So now's the time to get back on track. Move back into the groove and get back into my regular routine. And to do this, I have to start back in again with the...say it with me, folks...the 30 Day Challenge. Anyone ready to do this with me?

I'm on vacation this week and probably won't post until next Tuesday. The 30 Day Challenge will start officially next Tuesday, September 4th and will end on October 3rd, 11pm, EST.

As for prizes...hmmm...let me think about this one and see if I can come up with something interesting. But truly, the biggest prize will be getting your habits and routines back on track after a relaxing summer. Right?

If you're in for the Challenge, let me know in the comments by next Tuesday, September 4th, and we'll get back on track together! So whatever habit you need to get back on track with to reach your dream. Are you with me?

17 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

This is perfect timing! I'm in.

Liz in Ink said...

Yep, I'm your gal. Kids are back in school and this time I'm not kidding. I am putting September 4th on my calendar. WAHoooooo

aredden said...

I am in. I can't decide whether I'm going to commit to doing a load of laundry everyday or writing in my journal everyday. Maybe I should do both.

PJ Hoover said...

Your challenges always start the day I go on vacation. It's the Bahamas this time, but I'm game for when I get back. Consider we a delayed play-along person :)
Hmmm. Which habit? The water drinking? The meditating? The daily nap?

LiteracyTeacher said...

I hope to lose 8 lbs. in 30 days starting on 9/4. Is that cool with you? Can I take part?

PJ Hoover said...

Will you lose them for me too?

Casey said...

I am so, so in! Wahoo!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Oh, I'm in. I have a book I HAVE TO GET FINISHED. Maybe this will keep on track.

monica said...

me too

HipWriterMama said...

Hey everyone! I've got an incredible ocean view in Cape Cod, some great books, and I'm one happy gal on my vacation.

I'm glad you're all participating in the challenge! And anything goes, as long as you're developing a daily habit that will get you towards your dream or goal.

I'm so glad you're going to join me in the 30 Day Challenge!

Anyone else wanna play?

zee said...

I would like to do this. My challenge is to read my Bible every day for at least 15 minutes.

m. thompson said...

This sounds perfect so I can get back on track with my MG manuscript. Thanks! I'm in.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I'm in! I'm not going to do the exercise thing like last time (though you'll be pleased to know that AFTER the challege was over, I got on track with exercising 5-6 times a week), but something both fun and productive: my 30 day challenge is going to be to learn a new story or song every day.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I'm in!

Now, what did I just sign up for, exactly? :)

Ruth said...

Yipee -- This is just the kind of motivation I need. I'm in -- thanks for asking us to play along.
Ruth

CookieBooky said...

I'm in too! I'll commit to writing and drawing every day for the 30 days.

Robin Brande said...

HWM, that photo is just perfect for this post! Getting back in form really is the same, whether physically or mentally.