The Positive Bucket (Monday Inspiration)

We all have two buckets inside of us, the negative bucket and the positive bucket.

Focus on filling up the positive bucket. Save every compliment, every kind word, every award, every success into that bucket.

When times are hard.

When you’re scared.

When you’re wringing your hands.

Bouncing your leg.

Heart pounding.

Remember the positive bucket. Remember you’ve done this before, and remember those kind words others have given to you before.

You’re not useless. You’re not worthless. You’ve got your bucket of positive memories and your defiance at a bitter world to smile.

And you will be invincible.


#Mondayinspiration is a chance for me to share my own motivational post it notes with the writing world at large. In the hope, maybe that someone else finds it as helpful as I do!


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    This month can be summarised with one phrase: I am so f**cking tired. I intended to use September as an achievement month. A time to set myself a ridiculous 30k word goal and go smash out those words to get my novel to the next stage. A time to bake some more bread, finish the … More A Bit Too Tired
  • August Thoughts
    August has been a lot like July in terms of creativity. A month to be outside, doing things rather than sitting at a desk writing. One thing I’ve been trying to tackle is the middle plot for my ongoing WIP. You can read more on my update here. Outside of writing, I’ve been fiddling with … More August Thoughts
  • Stuck in the Middle
    I’ve got pages and page and pages of notes trying to work out the sequence in the middle of the story. It’s the bridging piece between the beginning setup and the key middle sequence and by gods does nothing I write work. (This is also a lesson in not trying to have too many POVs, … More Stuck in the Middle

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