I followed along on the Kid Lit Chat on Twitter on Tuesday night, which I rarely do since it isn't my genre (and since I don't really keep track of when it happens). But so much good advice was free-flowing that I had to stop and read. And then I felt all energized to start writing, just from people talking about writing. It's like yawning, I guess-- very contagious.
Motivation is a funny thing. It comes, it goes, it takes all forms, and turns up in unexpected places. It drains away when you need it most. It's predictable in its unpredictability. And-- here's the really fun part-- it varies from person to person and circumstance to circumstance (what motivates me to write might motivate you to read and motivate the next guy to take out the rubbish, for instance). It's available, it's everywhere, but sometimes it's ridiculously hard to find.
So, in case you need some motivation today, here you go:
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-- that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius
"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability." - Zig Ziglar