Okay, so I was all set to write a blog post about keeping up with your goals. Apparently, people lose track of their new year’s resolutions after three days, and here we are: Day 11. The one time I tried to do NaNoWriMo, that all out sprint to churn out a novel in 30 days, I think I made it as far as Day 10. Beginnings, to me, are all about momentum. Think about losing weight: during those first days, you see the progress fast (and yes, you know, it’s only water, but still, it gives you hope…). Yet 10 Days in? The lethargy has set in. The fatigue. The one day of skipping your writing has changed to two and then three and before you know it, you are NOT writing more than you are writing.
I had visions of motivational speeches, awe-inspiring pep talks, ground-breaking insight and tips on how to keep plodding along… but it occurs to me that the only thing that can motivate you now is you. Can you shift gears? Can you take your joyful start and keep pushing through? That in mind, here are four cheesy music videos to cheer you along:
Journey: Don’t Stop Believing
Because how can I not start with Journey? We are on a journey after all, and the message is pretty simple: Don’t stop believing…
Survivor: Eye of the Tiger:
Hey man, Rocky can do it. And so can Sylvester. I mean, the man made another Rocky movie (supposedly good) even after the flop of Rocky V decades ago…
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire:
::::shrug:::: because why not? I mean, they can really run, no?
Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross & Whitney Houston: That’s What Friends are for
Because that’s what Writer’s March is for. To support you. To motivate you. To connect you. You know, to help you through it. Through good times and bad times.
The message, should you choose to accept it, is simple: Write on.
4 thoughts on “Day 11: A Music Video Pep Talk”
I think Chariots of Fire is my favorite! thanks for he pep talk and the smile this Sunday morning
I’m pretty partial to Journey, me self. But can you imagine putting Chariots of Fire as part of your daily morning writing routine? Wake up. Make coffee. Play Chariots of Fire. Write. 🙂
actually, since I’ve been writing about Hawaii, I’ve been listening to Hawaiian music (slack key guitar, a little Izzy) on Pandora. Puts me in the mood.
Ah, Chariots of Fire: “I believe in the relentless pursuit of excellence and I’ll carry the future with me!” How that line (from the movie) inspired me! I’ll have to watch the video next, because after all, who doesn’t love Vangelis on a Sunday morning?
I actually signed on to make a big announcement: I’m finally writing!!! (Yes, it deserves AT LEAST three exclamation points.) My march has been all blog entries so far, and this morning I begrudgingly set down with pen and paper and have squeaked managed to squeak out a really useful and unexpected scene.
So Sam, this is in response to YOUR post. I’m just now getting down to it, so I’ll come back to this entry when I’m feeling the lull again. For now, though, ONWARD! (After a Vangelical treat, I mean.)