So glad I have an accountability partner. If you don’t have one, you need to find one. They could be a family member, a close friend, or even a work associate. Some people have accountability boards. If you are like me, you are going to need that someone around that will occasionally ask you how things are going.
I like to think I’m disciplined enough to get things done without someone looking over my shoulder, but I have to admit, that at times I need that somebody to keep me motivated.
In my previous blog, I openly confessed my struggles with writing and keeping my commitments to this blog. I have just finished my official first draft of my first novel and of course the holidays are coming up. The excitement and hustle and bustle of the season are enough to distract anybody from what they are doing.
I need that accountability partner more than ever to keep me focused right now. My partner as I have alluded to in the past is my husband. I love and respect him and want to succeed at this for him just as much as myself. I don’t want to let him down. This is something to keep in mind when you choose that accountability partner.
You want someone who sincerely cares about you and your success, but even more so, you want someone who you care about and whose opinions matter greatly to you. You don’t want to let them down. Talk about a motivator.
I am slowing down for the holidays, in part to allow time away from my novel before I start the big revision at the beginning of the year. But I will continue to blog, research, and prepare myself for the task ahead of me. I have set goals, and I have an accountability partner to ensure my success.
We all have commitments and goals that we want to achieve, but I would encourage you to take time to spend with those that you love and to enjoy and celebrate the season. Quality time with family and friends is a must and should be provided without guilt or concern about taking some time from the project you are working on at the moment. Your mental and emotional health impact your writing. Take care of yourself and the ones that you love, and if you don’t have that accountability partner, this is a great time to find one 🙂