I have a short story idea I’ve got kicking around. It’s pretty cool. I should write it.
But I have so many reasons not to write it, and the biggest two are my xbox and my boyfriend. I love them both so much! It’s hard to tear myself away from both of them at once- if I’m not playing with one, chances are I’m, er, playing, with the other. Or sleeping. Or working.
So promising myself a reward helps. I think. So if I write this story, I get to buy myself an xbox game I wouldn’t necessarily have bought anyway.
(You’ll note that it’s not phrased as ‘No Games Until I get this Story Done.’ That would be a carrot. And Left 4 Dead 2 is coming out next week, and let’s be realistic: I’m totally buying it.