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Welcome To My March 2012 #WriteMotivation Goals


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As many of you know, I participate in cheering fellow writers on in their hour of need on Twitter. I’ve been using the hashtag #WriteMotivation, with originator K.T. Hanna, since January which has a wonderful growing community. If you haven’t heard about it, check out our stream, stop in and say hi! We’d love to have you!

So, my goals for March will be:

  1. Continue with my daily writer-ly duties. So far this year, I’ve only missed one day I didn’t write something, anything, down. But, I did read. With life getting in the way, it was all I could do that day. I read for pleasure. That can constitute “writer-ly”, but maybe not. I’ve had two other days during February where all I did was read, as well. However, that was beta-reading and line-by-line critiquing. I consider that more “writer-ly” than  reading for pleasure.
  2. By March 20th, I would like to complete and submit another story to the 713 Flash call at KazkaPress. I’ve been doing these monthly since they opened in October. If you’d like to read the 3 published shorts, you can see them listed here: Free Reads
  3. Progress in both novels (this kind of falls in line with #1). Currently Chapter 3 of WIP#1 is kicking my butt. Hopefully I can get past that in March. No particular goal really as I just need to write some more, and work out more of the plot, and just write, write, write. Even if I get 30 words, 300 words, or 1000. :)
  4. I am not really good at coming up with regular blog posts. When something hits me, I write about it. I will share with the group my previous #WriteMotivation posts as well as try to create a few more. The main thing is getting the weekly updates.
  5. I would like to read another book this month. I have a goal of reading 20 books this year over on the 2012 GoodReads Reading Challenge. It’s the same number I had last year, which I managed to complete. However, I would like to best that number. I just finished up The Hunger Games Series and am currently looking for another. If anyone has any suggestions, I am quite open to them.

Hopefully, I haven’t overtaxed myself.


  1. Ping from Ann Cory:

    Way to go!! You have such a wonderful wit about you – and mystery – so much fun 🙂 Way to go with your goals – and I soo look forward to reading something more from you! Keep up being your super cool mystery self – it has been a pleasure getting to know you!

  2. Ping from Kenra Daniels:

    Wishing you well on your goals! I’m already behind, LOL, since I forgot to do my Goal Check post today. It’s scheduled and ready for tomorrow though.

    Doing series of posts is a good way to have regular posts – the subject is already chosen, and you can even write them all at one time, and schedule one per week or whatever. Also, writing a post whenever you have a few minutes to spare between doing other things, then just saving it as a draft, and posting it whenever you need content can help too.

    Wow, I remember the days when I’d read over 100 books/year, LOL! I didn’t take part in the Goodreads challenge, never know when I’ll have a moment to read. I figure I’ll come out with 20 or so this year, though, since I review a couple per month for GraveTells.com.

  3. Ping from Rebekah Loper:

    You’ll do great with your goals! The best way to get a regular schedule is to write blog posts whenever you think of them, but not always post them right away.

    As for books . . . hmm. I’m reading Oppression, and have recently read Halflings by Heather Burch (review is going up tomorrow on my blog). Otherwise, I can’t think of any recs right now. It’s not even 8 am yet where I am, my brain isn’t quite functioning . . .

  4. Ping from Alessa Hinlo:

    Those are great goals! I’ll see you on the hashtag!

    As for book recs, have you read any of the following: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, White Cat by Holly Black, or Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake?

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