Today I’m posting the list of #Writemotivation Goal-Check participants for March 2012. We’ve had a total of 33 people sign up (as of now). Everyone’s name links to their blog, and everyone’s twitter handle should link to their twitter page for ease of following and cheering others on.

This was the initial sign up page if you’d like to nab the badge. Please note as of March 1st CST – I won’t accept any more sign ups for the reward round – but anyone can participate in #writemotivation

Please remember: This isn’t a competition – it’s about setting yourself realistic goals and having people who understand where you’re coming from cheer you along. The only competition is with yourself.

A reminder of the rules:

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 teammate’s blogs, and participate regularly in the #writemotivation hashtag to cheer people on (You don’t have to follow them on twitter or their blogs, but it’d probably help the cheering)

If you have goals that might be finished during the month – please comment in this thread and let me know. I’ll strike it off your list for you and everyone else to see 😀

If your goals have changed between signing up and now – please leave me a comment in this post so I can adjust your goals accordingly.

Rewards: I’ve had a few people approach me that they don’t want a reward, but have offered to give one for those that do. We have a lot of line critiques for first chapters, first 1-3 chapters. A lot of beta reads for first 1-3 chapters, and even Query critiques. I’ll list all of the rewards up during the next week. You’re not obligated to accept one – but if you participate and cheer in the spirit of #Writemotivation and achieve your goals – you have the option to accept a reward.


Name Twitter Handle Goals for March 2012:
K.T. Hanna @kthanna 1. Do (hopefully) final pass on TDP-1
2. Revise TDP Query
3. Enter the farking contest
4. Write and revise TDP Synopsis
5. Start TDP-2 transcription
6. Complete Crits for H & M
7. Outline A.I. – 2

Jamie Dement (LadyJai) @I_Am_LadyJai My goals won’t be much different from what they were in January.1) By March, 20th I need to complete and submit the 713 Challenge entry @ KazkaPress
2) work a bit more on my novels. 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. 🙂
3) By the end of March I’d like to have completed the 2nd beta read.
4) complete the blog posts for this challenge.
5) Maybe even read another book in the process. At least begin one. Suggestions are good. I just finished up The Hunger Game Series. I thought about Howl’s Moving Castle next.

Andrew Patterson @DyadicEchoes 1. Finish Chapter 4 of WIP #1 and start on Chapter 5
2. Blog at least once a week
3. Write at least 30 minutes every day (more is better!)
4. Cheer on everyone else! 😀
5. Do my best to not get distracted by WIP #2 as it is insidious and evil.

Marie Frizelle @mariefrizelle 1. Work on only one WIP. No bouncing around to previous, unfinished works.
2. Write at least 500 words per day on said current WIP.
3. Write at least 4 new poems for the month

Rebekah Loper @RebekahLoper 1) Catch up on ALL beta-reading/critiques for others – first week or two of March if possible.
2) Have at least 20 of the A-Z Blog Challenge posts written by the end of March, and ALL April Devotionals
3) Finish read-through of Weeping Willow and have a new outline with plot holes filled and higher stakes for characters.
4) Complete character charts for “Undoing” and “Father Time” and have rough outlines prepared.
5) Keep up with blogs I’m following.

Ann Cory @Ann_Cory 1) Edit minimum 6 pages, 4 days per week
2) Write for minimum 30 minutes 6 days per week
3) Update blog minimum 4 days per week
4) Social Network/blog comments minimum 3 days per week
5) Read minimum 30 minutes per day
6) Study craft minimum 30 minutes per day
7) Eat well, drink water, move body every day

Bonnie Rae @BRLouwerens 1. Send NB out for last and final edits (mainly copy edits)
2. E-pub NB
3. Blog Mondays, Wednesday’s, and Fridays.

Jacob G. Adams @Bendermender88 1. Finish first draft of Treasure Keeper
2. Get critiques applied to White Haze
3. Get back to working on House in the Hills

Carolin Seidenkranz @carolinseidenk – Finish the first draft of my YA contemporary fantasy BLOOD SISTERS.
– Write at least one blog post per week.

Becca C. @callmebecks 1. Clean up and polish WIP
2. Comment on at least three fellow writers’ blogs once a week
3. Start thinking about New Project

Sue Ann Bowling @sueannbowling 1. Learn to use at least one legal method of getting images other than photos I’ve taken on my blog. (I’d love to have some shots of Africa on Jarn’s Journal, for instance.)
2. Continue to blog at least 5 days a week. (I’m doing 7 now, but I’ve signed up for a number of adult classes in March.)
3. Edit Chs 2 and 9 of my WIP to give more showing, less telling.
4. Participate in at least one Platform-building challenge–hesitate to commit for more without knowing what they are.

Ashley Nixon @AshleymNixon 1. Come up with something cool for my “Blog Anniversary”!
2. Edit my short story for Cove and Sara
3. At least finish editing half of Flintlock (this will be about 200-250 pages)
4. Finish all school work and related Graduation/Graduate things
5. Visit more blogs and plan more posts

Tam Linsey @tamlinsey 1. Complete 5000 new words each week
2. Post a revised chapter to my beta reader each week
3. Critique at least 60 pages of someone else’s work each week.

Kenra Daniels @kenra_daniels 1. Put the finishing touches on BLOOD DRAGON revisions.
2. Get BD on submission to at least 5 epublishers.
3. Write 40k words of new material for BLOOD DRAGON II, with a goal of 10k words each week. 4. Get back on schedule for posting here (Blog)

Melisse Aires @Melisse_Aires 1. Finish the rough draft of Nerd Antho entry, 20k due by the end of the month.
2. Write blog guest posts(4) for blog tour in April.
3. Post at least one blog per week.

Theresa Sneed @TheresaSneed 1. I will have Sons of Elderberry ready to publish.
2. I will have my writer’s podcast that I co-host with author Betsy Love, up and running.
3. I will reach out to members of my campaign groups and help them build their author platforms. 🙂

Samantha @ACollegeWriter 1. To have at least 6,000 words done on my WIP (I have 4,592 right now)
2. To write 200 words per day.

 Z.M. Wilmot @ZMWilmot 1. Finish short story “The Woodsman” by the end of the month.
2. Write at least 8,000 words a week in the novel Tal’kan, for a total of at least 32,000 words in it this month.

Stephanie Berget @stephanieberget 1. Edit 1/2 hour every day
2. Complete Pacing class
3. Exercise 5 days a week.
4. Finish first edit of Frannie.

Krista Thorson @wordgirltalks Mine are small, but I have to start somewhere.
1. Write 1000 words each week in my memoir project
2. Get my project organized in a new writing software program
3. Post 1 blog entry each week to get myself back on track.

Brenna Braaten @brennabraaten 1. Blog three times a week
2. Vlog once
3. Re-write my WIP to the mid-story climax
4. Comment on blogs at least once a day.

Gracy @graygracy 1) Write a short story every week.
2) Read more blogs
3) Go to gym (not relevant :P)

Alessandra Hinlo @alessahinlo 1. Work on the WIP (13 Sorrows) everyday. I have a goal of completing a rough draft by April 30 so I want to push hard to make that.
2. Write and preschedule posts for April’s A to Z blogging challenge. I did a great job in February brainstorming topics. I did a less than stellar job actually writing them. I want to aim for 15 posts written and scheduled in March.
3. Comment on 3 blogs every weekday. I’ve been meeting lots of cool people through the campaign and on twitter so I’d like to engage with them more.

Michelle @MichellePierce 1. Upload at least 2 months of BNC archive posts.
2. Add at least 4 new reviews – 2 books, 1 TV show, 1 movie.
3. Edit 5 chapters in my 2006 NaNo novel, and outline the damn thing.
4. Write another 10,000 words on my 2011 NaNo novel.

Morgan J @MorganJ27 1) write 20,000 words
2) write at lest two short story’s

Valerie Lawson @litbeing 1. Complete latest novel revision by the end of the month.
2. Post new blog entry at least twice weekly.
3. Write up notes on Trevor Journal.

Lissa Clouser @LissaClouser 1) Complete final edits on “Farnuckle” and query at least 10 agents by the end of the month.
2) Complete and send off my portfolio application for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, due March 31st.
3) Write at least 3 articles for Yahoo!
4) Complete a first draft of a short story, any short story. (I have a few in the works at varying degrees of rough draft completion.)

Heather Jacobs @stateofego – Finish Chapter 37 and 38 of my #WIP
– Blog Weekly
– (not really a writing goal) Do a deep clean of my condo so I stop getting sick.

Candace Gauger @OKAuthor 1) Start edits on Society of Night and Lies for draft 3.
2) Complete the short story Test of Ascension.
3) Transcribe chapter 1 and start on chapter 2 of Black Friday2.
4) Finish character sketches of Society of Night and Lies main cast.  (written and rough sketch)

Michael Haynes @mohio73 1) Read my first draft of “Adrift” and create something akin to a “beat sheet” for it. – I’m hoping that having a more tightly-define goal for working on this will help keep me directed on it.
2) Have a short story revising day where I get at least three stories into a form where I am ready to send them out for beta or submission.
3) Write 7,500 words of new fiction including at least one new short story.
4) Keep all my writing routines — Seinfeld Chain, revised blogging schedule, etc.
5) On 3/31, have one non-time-sensitive blog post written and ready for future use on a day when I’m not able to post something “new.”
6) Write and submit one or more short stories for the first time.
7) Decide if I am going to attend Marcon (a local science-fiction convention) in April or not.
8 ) Complete a first draft of my non-fiction project.

Leigh Caroline @Leigh_Caroline 1. Actually post content on my writerly blogfor a change.
2. Write at least a short story.
3. Outline a novel. Any novel.

Tia Bach @Tia_Bach_Author 1. Work on my WIP for an hour every day, except Sunday.
2. Do client editing work an hour a day, except Sunday.
3. Read and review a book every 10 days, minimum.

Sarah O’Scalaidhe @BookofSkellS 1. Write 40,000 words to finish my first draft.
2. Write two approximately 5,000 word short stories.

Well that’s all of us :D 

Here’s to a fantastic #Writemotivation March 2012 Goal-Check Month!

Any questions? Feel free to ask and I’ll answer asap 😀