Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Maintaining momentum #AtoZChallenge

This post is part of the A-Z Blogging Challenge 2015. If this is something new to you, check out the website here to find out all you need to know.

My topics this year are covering studying and/or writing advice and guidance, to maybe help you as you cope with everything else in life.

Maintaining momentum

Maintaining momentum when studying or writing can seem like an uphill struggle at times. When you begin something, a new module or a new work in progress, there is a rush of excitement and enthusiasm that what you're doing is the best thing ever and you're going to achieve so much in its wake.

And then after a few weeks hard work, focusing on little else, that interest begins to wane. This is a completely normal way to be. It's much like the pain barrier I suppose, and you just have to keep pushing through, doing what you've been doing. Get through that lull to the end sections and the enthusiasm bounces back as you near completion.

I'm having this lull right now, as I guess a lot of us are, as we hit this mid-way point of the challenge. I've been writing my posts each day this time around, and I'm beginning to feel that burn, that pain of having to keep turning up each day to write the next post. 

I know though, that by the end of next week I'll be buzzing again as the finish line looms on the horizon, and I'll have the sense of satisfaction that I've achieved what I set out to do.

So, next time you're part way through a large project and your heart just doesn't feel in it anymore, remember it's only a temporary dip, and if you can just keep it going at a steady enough pace for you, you'll get to where you want to be.


  1. Yeah, momentum can be very hard to keep up. I find it easy during rough drafts, but then my motivation can really wane during edits.

    1. Oh yes, the dreaded editing phase. Drafting is fun, and I can feel like my fingers are in control, running away with the story all on their own. Editing can bring me back down, sometimes with a bump.

  2. I feel your lull, me too. I keep telling myself it's Spring Fever. LOL

    1. Most definitely, I agree it's Spring Fever!