Monday, May 12, 2014
Story Club: thinking positive thoughts
Posted by Alysa Stewart
Hi! So, remember how I said I was working on Story Club five days a week? Well, I fell off the wagon. But that's ok. Remember how I said I might need help to stay excited once the initial rush of the project wore off? Well friends, that day has come.
With life being what it is, and with some new responsibilities at church, my tidy work schedule got derailed. But then this afternoon I got a lovely message from Marie. She said that she had never thought of telling stories with her preschooler until I mentioned it here on Everead. She started telling stories with him at lunch, and now they're hooked! They love it! That just thrills me. It warms my heart.
I turned to my co-author here on Everead for some encouragement this morning, before I got Marie's message. I had let Ashley look at some Story Club stuff a couple weeks ago. I said this morning, (looking for motivation to carry on) "was it fun for you to read those story ideas? Do you think having story ideas like those might be valuable to a person?"
I loved her answer: "Yes, I enjoyed reading the ideas. Yes, I think they could definintely be valuable. I would love more of them myself."
Yippee! Ok. I can do this. I was kind of (quite) worried, since it was all crickets over on the post about the story that started it all. But I totally trust Ashley's judgement. If she wants more of something, it is something worth having.
Can you relate to the feeling of having the excitement wear off of a project? Tell me your best tips for keeping yourself motivated, please. :)