I’m so excited! My boyfriend is coming to town. He’s been living in Minneapolis for a while. I can’t wait for him to see my new place. Unpacking and organizing things has been leaving me exhausted lately. (Depression also plays a hand in that but that’s a less body-aching kind of tired.) His visit gave me a bit more push to get me through some big tasks though. I’m finally in bed and my feet are asking me why I’ve been so cruel to them. It will be worth it to show him all the progress I’ve made though. It’s left me thinking about what would motivate my characters to push themselves just a little bit further when they’re already like bone deep tired.
Writing Prompt: Write a scene about your character pushing past exhaustion to achieve something they weren’t sure they could complete. What gave them the strength or motivation to reach their goal even though their energy was waning?