Monday, October 31, 2011

My New Star Chart

My husband is in his last year of his undergrad, and therefore has been suffering senioritis for several weeks. Alas, with midterms and the elusive GRE looming over his head, he needed to study even more than usual. But, as is the case with senioritis, he couldn't find the motivation.

In comes the star chart. Yes, he is a grown man, but earning stars for ever 30 minutes of studying gave him the battery he needed to conquer his classes. The final prize?

A Nerf gun.

Meanwhile I've been working on getting these prose edits done. I'm about 1/3 of the way through the book, but to meet my goal, I need to get hammering. I must focus, really put effort into my sentences instead of glossing over them in my hurry. So my husband decided I too needed a star chart--one star for every 1,000 words I edit. 60 of these stars will earn my a wall-hanging jewelry holder, which I've coveted from multiple sellers on Etsy for some time.

Must. Earn. Stars.

What's your motivation for writing?

(Also, Happy Halloween!)


  1. Haha! Brilliant, Chuck. I approve of the Holmberg star charts.

  2. BEST IDEA EVER. I now want stars. lol :)

  3. I love your star chart. And keep up with the editing. You rock.

  4. Your husband gets a nerf gun for his stars? That's hilarious! It's too bad we don't live near each other, because our husbands would probably get along great.

    Happy Halloween!

    p.s. Be sure not to let those stars make you rush, like you said you're tempted to do!

  5. I'm sure you'll pound out those stars in no time. Though for future reference, that's not the right nerf gun. Just saying...

  6. Husband, darling, you're signed into my Gmail name. ;)

  7. hmm...I was wondering why my picture looked so good.