ROSEMARY: There's a terrific line in the movie House of Games - there are so many, if you haven't seen it, put it on your Netflix list immediately.
The female lead, a shrink who's a best-selling author asks her friend - another shrink - what to do when you've done something unforgiveable.
The friend answers - forgive yourself.
If you've fallen off the wagon a little this week - forgive yourself.
You are approaching the home stretch and, much like a diet, it's not always easy to stick to it after ther initial thrill of getting started and losing those first few punds or seeing those pages stack up.
My hybrid version of the challenge - no email and/or 1000 words a day has been working pretty well even though I had a weekend trip to Birmingham for Murder in the Magic City and Murder on the Menu - and what I wrote on the plane disappeared from my flash drive and computer!
I spent half a day looking for it, thinking I might have accidentally saved it in the wrong file. Eventually I had to write it over so I lost a whole day.
Just staying mindful of the challenge every day has worked for me. And I have posted a sign that says
Do Not Go On Online near my computer.
Sometimes I ignore it, but more often than not it's worked.
Do you have any mind tricks to share that have kept you on the straight and narrow?