Itâ€™s here â€“ September 1st â€“ another #writemotivation goal check monthÂ Â (I’m actually in denial of it being September already, because this means I’ll be a mom in 2.5 months ARGH.)
Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™ve managed to transfer this correctlyâ€“ everyoneâ€™s name should link to their website, and their twitter handle to their twitter handle. This month, we have 32 participants! This is AWESOME. Get ready to cheer everyone!Â
This was theÂ initial sign up page if youâ€™d like to nab the badge!Â Please remember to give credit for the image. Also â€“ no more sign ups for this month. Weâ€™ll have another in November (NaNo’ers need cheering on too!). Sign up post will be in mid-OctoberÂ
Please note: even if you arenâ€™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 â€¦ I think thatâ€™s our latest addition
For a refresher –
- Make a list of realistic goals for the month â€“ and achieve them.
- Make a Blog Post every week (preferably Monday, but if you donâ€™t post on Mondays just add it to the next day you would normally postÂ Â ). This is to help us keep tabs on our own progress, and for others to cheer us on if itâ€™s a difficult week. Please link to the post in the #writemotivation hashtag
- 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 upÂ Â Collect one every month to have a full set â€“ like pokemon, only cookiesÂ
Please note we have a non Twitter participant this round. Make sure to visit their blog to say hi 😀
|Name||Twitter Handle||Goals for September 2012|
|K.T. Hanna||@KTHanna||1. Compile Edit list
2. Execute Edit list
3. Finish A.I.3
4. Outline G.G.
5. Plot G.G.
6. Blog regularly (pick and stick to specific days)
7. Keep up with friend’s blogs!!!
|Andrew Patterson||@DyadicEchoes||1) Write 15K on HJ
2) Blog once a week
3) Try and squeeze in some fun reading in there (non-beta/crit stuff). Not sure how that will pan out though!
4) Cheer on my #writemotivation peeps!
|Cheyenne Campbell||@chylu||1. Reach 70k word mark on WIP first rough draft.
2. Revise 1st MS based on any beta feedback received.
3. Send feedback for beta reading (if not done by end of August).
4. Query 3 more agents for 1st MS.
5. Revise query for WIP to include changes.
6. Set aside specific time weekly to read blogs/comment/cheer!
|Rebecca Enzor||@RebeccaEnzor||1. Final edit on The Nameless Warrior.
2. Polish the query.
3. Write/polish the synopsis.
|Jamie Dement||@I_am_LadyJai||1) <b>Forward progress.</b> No numbers. Those are not allowed in my world! I’ve decided. There will be a blog post about this.
2) Complete blog posts for #writemotivation and hopefully have a few extras in there as I’m all dried up lately.
3) If I get crits, do those in a timely manner
4) Read another book for pleasure. If I get a novel for crit, this may fall through the wayside. But I’ve listed it, just in case.
5) And always, ALWAYS, provide unending support, cheering, and cookie flinging, to anyone who needs it.
|Bonnie Rae||@BRLouwerens||1. Format and Convert Nether Soul for publication
2. Publish Nether Soul
3. Write the first 5 to 10 Chapters of Aftermath
4. Blog at least 3x a week.
5. Comment on at least 5 Blogs a week
|Jody Neil Ruth||@JodyNeilRuth||To bash 25,000 words of The Book! It’s important I hit this goal, as I’ve been so busy on short stories, websites, and rewriting for stores in my home town that I’ve been neglecting it for a while.Time to pull the finger out.|
|Leigh Caroline||@Leigh_Caroline||1. Keep up with crits/edits
2. Keep trying to follow writing plan.
(As things are likely to be nutty with work and internship and such, that’s all I’m committing to yet. If I think of anything else, I’ll let you know)<3
|Heather Gilbert||@hrebel||1.) Revise/rewrite at least 50 pages/week on IMMUNITY draft 3.22.) Read at least 1 YA book in the same genre as mine a week
3.) Get to the gym at least 3xs/week (I’ve had many resolutions to problems in my MS pop in my mind while I’m on the treadmill or elliptical)
4.) Tweet at least once a day on something writing/reading relevant
|Michelle||@MichellePierce||1) Finish Buzz stuff by Sept. 10.
2) Edit 5 chapters of the ’06 NaNo per week.
3) Post to the blog twice a week.
4) Post at least 2 reviews.
5) Comment on at least 3 other blogs each week.
|Candace||@OKAuthor||1) Polish and revise chapters 4 (or five as the case may be) through 7 of Society of Night and Lies.2) Write another two chapters of Black Friday 2 and maybe come up with an actual name for the book.
3) Study the craft.Â Reading project for the month to learn more about creative writing, scene and structure, and other writerly things.
|Brenna Braaten||@brennabraaten||1. Write every day, no excuses. Can be as little as 200 words.2. Blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
3. Make one video blog during the month.
4. Visit and comment on at least one blog per day.
|Rachal||@rachmoonflower||1/ 25,000 words to be completed by Oct 1st
2/ complete Sleep Tight and 1st edit
3/ complete planning for Garden Keeper
|Seti||@squidkiller||I’m trying to think of realistic goals, as I will (hopefully) be moving into my new house and getting my condo ready to sell.Â There will be a lot of painting involved.Â I want to keep writing during that time, though.Goal 1: Write something on my WIP, each day.
Goal 2: Update Twitter and Facebook at least once/day.
|Stephanny||@HiphopDinosaur||So glad I finally get to sign up for this. I need the motivation.1) Continue to write at LEST one chapter a week. (Now that I have my new laptop this shouldn’t be as big as a problem).
2) Keep up my blog. Post #writemotivation once a week and if I’m lucky an additional one for sits and giggles.
3) Don’t let myself get worked up and stressed over my WIP.
4) Work on a title for my WIP. Create a list and ask for opinions.
5) (This is the hardest). DON’T get distracted my the internet and other side projects and become Queen Procrastinator of the year 2012.
|Diana||@dianalong87||1. Sit down for at least an hour m-f to write.
2. Keep blogging consistently.
|Rachel Russell||@RachelxRussell||1. Finish an outline for a new novel.2. Post twice weekly on personal blog, as well as keep up with posts for group blogs.
3. Complete beta reading at least three manuscripts.
|Tam Linsey||@tamlinsey||1. Contact 5 (minimum) review sites to ask for reviews of Botanicaust.
2. Write 15K words on next manuscript by month’s end.
3. Harvest the garden and shut it down for winter.
4. Read and critique 4 (minimum) stories on SFF.Online.com.
5. Hunt moose 1 week.
6. Read and critique CP partner’s manuscript.
7. Butcher pigs 1 week.
8. Post a blog a week (minimum)
9. Eat lots of #writemotivation cookies
|Elizabeth||@ElizabethMelle||1. Write 5000 words on WIP
2. Blog consistently and keep others informed on progress
3. Write something every day
4. Take some breaks to read for enjoyment every day
5. Organize research on WIP
|Abigail||@abigail_kern||1. Write something every day on my WIP. For a while I was managing three hours every day, but with fall coming, one boy is doing a half day of school in the mornings and the other is taking gymnastics classes. I can’t see keeping up that pace. For now I’ll count it a success as long as I accomplish any single thing every single day.2. Finish working on my office. We’ve completed the shelving and the walls, but I still have to add a few more touches to my desk. And then take photos of the genius!
3. Finish reading the beta I’ve been asked to read and send back my comments.
|Lissa Clouser||@LissaClouser||1) Complete 5 poems.2) Read 3 novels I haven’t read yet.
3) Get at least 1/3 of the remainder of the first Forbidden novel outlined in preparation for NaNo.
|Angela Brown||@neostateofmind||Name: Angela L Brown
Goals for September 2012:
1: Prepare for and blast off cover reveal for NEVERLOVE as part of Partners in ParanormYA.
2: Work out any final kinks of final draft of NEVERLOVE so it can be formatted and set up for self-publishing endeavor.
3: Participate in/Assist with Gearing Up To Get an Agent.
4: Post 3 blogs a week.
5: Comment to other blogs, at least 20 a week.
|Mia K Rose||@miakrose||1) Start on rewrite of Tainted. Aim for at least rough first rewrite draft done.
2) Support fellow #writemotivation participants
|Damyanti||@damyantig||Write 16000 words on my WIPPost twice a week on both my blogs
Post once every two weeks on AtoZ Challenge blog
|Viklit||@vixatthemovies||My goal is:1) Write 25,000 words in the month.
I am just making one goal as it’s a big one for me to achieve!
|Talynn Lynn||No Twitter – Visit her blog!||1. Finish Edits on current manuscript.
2. Write 500 words per day on both WIP
3. I am determined to perfect the art of the Query letter.
|Heather Jacobs||@stateofego||(1) Continue to blog regularly for http://geeksunleashed.me
(2) Get working on my wip, We the People, again. I’m so close to finishing this rewrite, but lost my mojo.
(3) Blog weekly #writemotivation
(4) Get back on top of blogging weekly “Uncomplicated Mr. Dobbs” serial
|Laurie||@laurietomlinson||1. Work on WIP four times a week.
2. Write 20,000 words.
3. Finish first draft of WIP.
4. Rewrite a few middle sections, if needed.
5. Create revision plan.
|Valerie Lawson||@litbeing||1. Finish revision suggestions for interested agent and send off manuscript as soon as humanly possible.
2 .Finish up novel revisions on my Middle Grade manuscript for November workshop and mail off copies to my group.
3. Read through manuscripts received from my group for the novel revision workshop.
4. Continue first draft of new YA WIP.
5. Exercise at least four times a week – yeah, it’s time to step it up another day.
1) Complete the synopsis for the current work in progress
2) Finish the first draft of my current work in progress for a total of at least 75K words
3) Find a better/ more fitting title for my current work in progress (After the Return)
4) Write a minimum of 3,000 words a week on my Serial Fiction
5) Write a minimum of 5,000 words a week on my current work in progress (After the Return)Blogging related Goals:
1) Complete the necessary blog posts for #WriteMotivation.
2) Complete ISWG post
3) Post a short/flash story 5 days a week
4) Actively comments on friends, team mates / tribe mates blogs
5) Get the new design for the site up and functioning
|Michael Haynes||@mohio73||1) Keep my Daily Writing Chain going.
2) Decide on and publish revisions to my blogging schedule once my hiatus is complete.
3) Submit at least six of my previously-completed stories for the first time.
4) Write a story and submit it to Criminal Element.
5) Write the first draft of my story for the Codex Halloween contest.
6) Get a revised version of my novelette out to beta readers.
|Jocelyn Rish||@JocelynRish||1. Revise at least three pages a day in my WIP.
2. Post two blog posts a week.
3. Spruce up at least one of my short stories and submit it for publication.
|Misa Buckley||@MisaBuckley||1) Write at least 500 words a day
2) Finish rough draft of TQ&TU
3) Send TQ&TU to my editor
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 September. Here’s to achieving our goals 😀