Ring that Bell

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's Topic: How do you reward yourself when you meet your writing goals?

That YA Highway is asking me this and that tons of people do reward themselves is maybe an indicator that I forgot something important along the way. I promised myself a second tattoo once I sign with an agent, but I have nothing in place for short term goals. It's almost too Pavlovian for me*.

In fact, I have no idea what kind of reward would be good for me.

Good thing you guys are here to help me with the problem. My goal is to complete my second draft of Phoenix Rising by May 31st**. Because there's only 13 days left to do this in and with at least 4 of those taken over by life, my reward needs to be wicked enticing. And cheap. And not food***.

I can think of three things:
  • Use a salon gift certificate and get a massage.
  • Get new sneakers.****
  • Catch up on the last six months of comics.
Yeah. Please help me find something that will make my lack of sleep more worthwhile.

* This may or may not have something to do with the nickname "Leesh."
** That I'm nowhere near the halfway point hasn't escaped my notice.
*** This waist line needs to shrink, not expand.
**** Not cheap, but a much needed item so I can work off said waist line.
Last.fm hit of the day: Nowhere by Murderdolls