When I start to feel exhausted about splitting my time between the bar and the books, I seek some outside motivation to remind me why I’m working so hard.

All I’m really after is peace. I want a little piece of the peace I see in photographs like these.

Since I’m a communist at heart, I’ve decided to share my motivation with you and welcome you to share your motivation right back with me. Hopefully, we can motivate each other to stop complaining about the hand we’ve been dealt, and start creating the lives that we want.

So, without further ado…here is what I tell myself every single day to keep me going…

After I write sixteen books, I will drive this car to my home…

Where I will walk into this airy, calm living room, and put my feet up on the couch….

Then, I’ll go for a dip in my pool, and think about all the hours I spent, writing in a broken rocking chair as my old laptop burned lines into the flesh of my thighs, and think it was all SO worth it….

Once the sun sets, I’ll go to my clean, spacious bathroom and soak in this tub…

Then for dinner I’ll eat…

And drink lots of…

Once I’ve hit the point of inevitable sleep, this is where I’ll go…

So I can have sweet, wine flavored dreams of…

If you’d like to help these dreams become a reality, check out my books: The Red Rock Cafe & The New York Catch.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Michaelia Henry on July 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Love it Amanda 🙂 Just let me know when you need the Architectural work done. And don’t worry, although you’ll be able to afford my full professional fees I’ll do the work for a friend’s discounted rate 🙂


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