Monday, May 16, 2011

Motivation Monday

Happy Motivation Monday, everyone!  It's a special one, too, because this week I have a guest blogger!  Amber LaShell at Amber LaShell Rants.  She's a fellow writer, who has just self-published her first novel.  Show her some love and visit her blog (after you read her awesome guest post, too) 

I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share!  To participate just write your post, and comment on this one, leaving the link to your blog so I can link you up!  Without further's Amber LaShell!


Hello! In case you don't know me, My name is Amber LaShell and I run a little blog called AmberLaShell Rants over at and even though it's hard for me to say this, I am a writer.

Isn't that wierd to say? When I think of a writer, I think of people like J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Nora Roberts. All people who make the New York Time's bestseller list, but being that I get paid to write, I am in fact a writer, even if I don't think of myself that way. In fact I have my first book up for sale right now and you can find all the information about it on my blog. (How's that for self-promotion?)

Now that you have a little background information, I can get to the Motivation part of Motivation Monday. I am working on a new book (will technically be my 2nd) and I need the motivation to work on it every single day. You see I have set a goal for myself to write at least 1,000 words every single day. That way I should be done with the first draft in a total of 2 months. This may sound easy, but is in fact quite hard and I need extra motivation for this. There are days when I don't want to write at all, but when I sit down and make myself, these end up being days I get the most done! 

If you are interested in how I do everyday, word count wise, run on over to Twitter and follow me, I keep my followers informed! My twitter name is @amberlashell and I need everyone to kick my butt and tell me to get writing and get off twitter! Besides, it's what all the cool kids are doing. I would like to thank Nain for letting me take over her blog for a day, and I promise to clean up after myself.

Amber @ Amber LaShell Rants 
Chantel @ My Thoughts and Treasures
Kristin @ the Spoiled Menagerie


  1. Oh, here's my post, it's just telling people to hop over here to your blog and read my guest post.. Thanks again!

  2. That sounds like a hard goal, but totally worth it. I should do something like that with writing plays :-)

    here's my post

  3. That sounds like quite the goal! Best of luck with it!!!

  4. Nice to meet you Amber! and congrats on the first novel!! I imagine there is a lot of pressure in writing the second. Good luck! I will follow you on twitter to keep your butt writing!


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