It’s here – November 1st – another #writemotivation goal check month :D

I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to transfer all the information correctly– everyone’s name should link to their website, and their twitter handle to their twitter handle. This month, we have 20 participants! This is AWESOME, especially considering it’s NaNo month. Get ready to cheer everyone on! ;)

This was the initial sign up page if you’d like to nab the badge! Please remember to give credit for the image. Also – no more sign ups for this month. We’ll have another in January to celebrate the new year. There will likely be a slightly different, more involved format to our 2013 year. Stay tuned! Sign up post will be in mid-December :D

Please note: even if you aren’t signed up for #writemotivation on the list, feel free to take part in the hashtag and cheer and be cheered. Beware of flaming zombie dinosaur cheerleaders and flying cookies … I think that’s our latest addition;)

For a refresher –

The Rules:

  1. Make a list of realistic goals for the month – and achieve them.
  2. Make a Blog Post every week (preferably Monday, but if you don’t post on Mondays just add it to the next day you would normally post :D ). This is to help us keep tabs on our own progress, and for others to cheer us on if it’s a difficult week. Please link to the post in the #writemotivation hashtag
  3. Visit your #writemotivation team mates blogs, and participate in the #writemotivation hashtag to cheer people on

Collect them all!

In the next week or two I will have some #writemotivation cookie buttons worked up :D Collect one every month to have a full set – like pokemon, only cookies ;)

Name/Site Twitter Goals for November 2012
K.T. Hanna @KTHanna 1. Have a healthy baby girl!
2. Cheer on fellow #Writemotivationers when energy permits!
3. Try for a blog post per week
4. Keep up with other #writemotivation blogs
Andrew Patterson @DyadicEchoes 1) Survive NaNo. 😀 I’m starting something new for NaNo and completely different from HJ.
2) I’m supposed to have HJ done by the end of the October. Not sure I’ll make it so I might be finishing HJ at the same time I’m doing NaNo.
3) Blog as I can!
4) Throw chocolate dino zombie #writemotivation cookies at everyone.
Leigh Caroline @leigh_caroline 1. Crits paused except for internship. Anything anyone wants done can wait until December.
2.Nanowrimo- WIN this year! (Then I’ll be at 5/10 nano wins!)
3. Job. Pretty please universe?
Brenna Braaten @brennabraaten 1. Win NaNoWriMo (obviously the most important one)
2. Blog at least twice a week
3. Do one Vlog for the month
4. Write a little bit every day on STAR RUBY
5. Comment on at least five blogs per week
Heather Jacobs @stateofego My goals are going to be pretty simple:
– Continue to work on WIP We the People Rewrite (getting a minimum of 300 or more words a day)
– Continue blogging weekly for Geeks Unleashed.
– Keep up on Motivation Blogs
– Continue my politics series of blogs on my site
Lauren @chickwith_stick 1. Write 30K, with a minimum of 1000 words a day.
2. Get in the habit of writing daily
3. Decide if WIP is able to be finished at this time
4. Get to know people in the writing community
Candace Gauger @okauthor Just one goal for November, reach the 50K mark, minimum, on my nano novel Dark of Duck.  (sucky name, I know)
Lisa Wilton @ltwilton Finish 2 short stories for competitionsComplete 50,000 words for nanowrimo
Rebekah Loper @RebekahLoper 1. Complete my first draft of Undoing – whether it’s 50k or 100k.
2. Keep up with my NaNo daily updates on the blog.
3. Write 200 words a day on Stars for the Dead.
4. Keep up with blogs & twitter.
5. Survive November.
Cheyenne Campbell @chylu 1) 50k on WIP (which will bring the word count to ~70k 🙂
2) Query MS#1 x3
Cate Russell-Cole @cateartios My goals are finishing three critical tasks which are dragging on. I want to focus on them in the NaNoWriMo period. I have joined Nano, but as a non-fiction writer, I don’t really fit. The word counts for these books is much less and the tasks are different.1. Give “The Little Book of Back Care” it’s own angle; update the content and place back on Amazon Kindle. Update in Thomas Bowker.
2. Complete the last four chapters, edit, register and upload to Kindle “Avoiding Back Pain: A Simple Guide.”
3. Complete the forward and final compilation of “Phoenix Rising: Conquering the Stresses of the Writer’s Life” which is to be released in January 2013.
Valerie Lawson @litbeing 1. Write at least 12,000 words on nanowrimo project each week.
2. Write blog post at least once a week.
3. Read and comment on other blogs.
4. Exercise four times a week.
Jamie Dement @I_am_LadyJai 1) Progress
2) Read another book
3) Provide unending support for #writemotivation
4) Write blog posts for both #writemotivation and a few others, if I can think of some.
Michelle @MichellePierce 1. Finish Buzz articles by November 12.
2. Hit 50,000 words by November 30.
Sue Ann Bowling @sueannbowling 1. (and the only one.) Get through at least the first draft of edits for Rescue Operation, and get them to my editor. (and I hope respond.) She’s had a quick look, so I know what to work on, but it’s going to take some new sections from the villain’s POV plus rewriting for more show and less tell.
Lauren Miller @lmillerbooks 1. Write the 1st draft of Aurorae Rising (my 2012 NaNo novel).  My novel is about a delivery guy who is charged with the strangest errand of his life — escorting a sealed package along a cross-country airship race to a foreign land.
2. Blog weekly for #writemotivation updates.
3. Try to attend at least 2-4 real life meetups with other Wrimos this year to network and encourage each other along this November.
4. I read and review pre-release books for a magazine.  I need to sit down and actually read all of my backlog of books which are due in mid-December but if I can knock it out this month then things won’t be so rushed around the holidays.
5. I really, really would like to try and be a NaNo winner this year.  My biggest challenge will be getting past week 2-3 when the novelty has worn off.Thanks for reading!
MAJK @Safireblade 1) average 1700 daily words on Pyromancer (working Title)
2) complete MS for ATR entirely (2500 daily words average)
3) hand ATR off to editor
4) average a minimum of 1 post of To Live a Dragon’s Age weekly (700-1500 weekly average
5) post an encouraging comment to at least 5 other writers blogs per day
Misa Buckley @MisaBuckley Win NaNo!
Nellie @solimond 1:  Keep up with NaNo and use the blog to keep track, maybe even give a six sentence snippet with each post.
2:  Work more on expanding the world that I’m basing my story on.  (Most people would do this as prep, you know before NaNo.  Not me, OH No!).
3:  Keep to the blogging 3x a week.
4:  On top of NaNo, keep up with the flash fiction contests all week.
5.  Actually pulling out my older NaNos and work on editing them, even if it is a page at a time.
Becca @Callmebecks 1) Make progress on PD edits!
Damyantig @damyantig 1) 18 blog post on the 3 blogs I write for
2) 12000 words on my WIP

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to get them answered.

Otherwise! Have a fantastic November. Go NaNo participants! YOU CAN DO IT!

Here’s to achieving our goals 😀

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