Pathetic Writer Motivation Trick #459

With the unexpected but reasonably healthy royalties from one of your other books (which counts as free money because you’ve already budgeted all your bills, etc), buy yourself a shiny, shiny present. Have it shipped Fed Ex ground. See if you can finish the book you’re working on before it gets to your house.

It shipped at 10:55 am this morning from Brooklyn. I figure it’ll get here on, what, Thursday? And me with one and a half chapters to go.

I can do that.

See you when I’m done. And then I’ll show you my present!