I used to ask for homework in grade school before they actually gave homework. I think I drove my teachers a little crazy. I just loved going home and doing the work instead of in the classroom. I also think that part of it was the recognition from the teachers. Getting that proverbial gold star from outside myself. Somebody else recognizing my hard work. As an adult and a writer I have to learn to give myself the gold stars, to recognize my own hard work and reward myself for the process of showing up, not merely the finished product.
How about you? How do recognize your own hard work?