Saturday, August 28, 2010

Accountability is everything



I did a really dumb thing.

I said I would not read Mockingjay until I finished my novel.

That wasn't the dumb part.

The dumb part was saying it in front of my husband.

Guess who's not reading Mockingjay till they finish their novel?

You've guessed correctly.

Pssst...when you talk about the book, please whisper, as I can't cover my ears right now. I'm typing...

20 comments:

Jolene said...

See I'm one of those wives who would type "the end", read the book and then "edit" ;)
Also, I don't mind when my husband makes fun of me for not doing what I said I would.

Valerie Ipson said...

Right off, I love you, Jolene.

Debbie Davis said...

husbands are great! He using it as an incentive for sure. and I love what Jolene said, she is thinking out of the box for sure. But I think your hubby will catch on anyway. But again, I love what Jolene said =0) I love your comment about whispering too! Look forward to your finished wip! =0) it will be great!

Tristi Pinkston said...

That's hysterical. :)

Susan G. Haws said...

You have a smart husband with good intentions. But I have to say I like the way Jolene thinks! Keep typing.

Rebecca Talley said...

I decided the same thing so it'll be a while before I read it.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

Too too funny! I hope you're close to finishing! :)

TKAstle said...

Now that's sacrificing for your art!

Joyce DiPastena said...

That's motivation for you!

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KJ said...

You will get there, just keep plugging along. Remember sometime very soon you will be someone's must read!

kbrebes said...

Ditto!! I'm working and not reading, too!

Valerie Ipson said...

Welcome Rebecca and Kathleen to my writing misery...I mean FUN! May we be done quickly!

Lydia Kang said...

Ha ha! Never make promises out loud when it comes to writing...I've learned the hard way.

Rachelle said...

Now that is some serious motivation! You can do it! Good luck and here's to hoping you'll get to read soon.

Jennifer Griffith said...

Great motivator! I can't read it until the 12 year old finishes. Wah! So I'm stuck working on my novel. Sniffle sniffle. Nobody tell me how it ends!

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

But you are finished writing your novel darling. You're in rewrites now--and that continues until publication.

Pooh said...

has he got willpower or what. i know you can finish the next big best-seller. (Without spoiling the contents of thee book-you're NOT missing much)

Marilyn said...

I bought the book and let Jackie Kennedy read it before me cause I was in the middle of reading The Great and Terrible series. Well I am finished, dying to read Mockingjay and she hasn't finished with it yet. Maybe I'll get a chance to read it when you finish your novel!!

ali said...

ROFL! Ouch!

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