Where do you buy your retail therapy? What do you buy when you need a pick me up? Is it candy from your local store? Is it ebooks? Or is it some fancy coffee from Amazon?
Today is the day we are going to make a rewards list for ourselves.
In the past I would have said buy yourself goodies and wrap them, or set them to be delivered when you are supposed to be at a specific spot in your word count. But this is 2020, so fuck that pressure.
If you can get all of the items you drool over (and can afford) from Amazon, add them all into your cart, or put them on a digital wishlist.
Are you going to write 20k in November? Pick some goodies to get yourself for every 5k you write.
Are you going to go to the store and buy yourself a candy bar as a reward? Copy the image of the one you want, and make a list of what you will get for each word count milestone. Hell, print it out and put it above your desk where you can see it, and check it off when you achieve it.
I know lots of authors will send each other wrapped gifts to open as they hit milestones. But we are our own people (with more limited budgets) and we can decide our own goodies.
Fuck...this has been a hell of a year. Have you made it through these five days? Did you make a list of goodies? I think you deserve to buy yourself something for taking these first baby steps back into creativity.
So tell me...did you do my #Preptober During a Pandemic list? What did you buy yourself or do for yourself as a reward? I'd love to hear about it. And good luck to all of us in November. We are going to need it for many reasons. Until then, may your wine glass be full, and your word count be plentiful.