The last month has been full of deadlines for university essays, final assignments, exam revision, work, manuscript edits and, in between, jotting down any ideas I may have for new and exciting new stories (they always, always crop up at the most inconvenient times!).
As of today I am three or four essays down, have one end of course assignment done and I only have one exam left. However, I do still have a whole manuscript to edit once more (this time in a very self conscious, technical kind of way), and I do have another novel to write.
I am on the final leg... yes, the final leg. ONE MORE EXAM! Can I hear a "whoop!" "whoop!". Yes. The exam is only a stone throw away and once I am done, I am grabbing that printed-out-manuscript and I am editing like you've never seen before! Bring on the grammar checks, the continuity checks, the line edits - you name it.
This will be my reward to myself.
And the reward for the edits? Getting to write that shiny new novel that is just bouncing around in my head as fragments of ideas and scenes. And I will probably also crack open several shiny new novels to read. Eek! Cannot wait!
This. Is. The. Life.
How do you guys reward yourselves? How do you keep motivated to do the regular stuff when the novel is calling? Tips please! :D