Well I finally got a few spare minutes to get this up! It’s here – March 1st – The first #writemotivation goal check month for 2013. Don’t worry, they’ll be more frequent again now. :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 12 participants! It’s great to have everyone on board again. Get ready to cheer each other 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.

Now for 2013, I’m planning on having a sign up every month. If you want to be cheered on and motivate others while having other people help motivate you – you’re more than welcome to sign up and put your monthly goals out there. Sometimes I find even the simple act of putting my goals out there helps motivate me.

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 ;)

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 we’ll come up with some badges to make collecting them a bit of fun.

Name Twitter March 2013 Goals
K.T. Hanna @KTHanna 1. Begin Edits on AI
2. Finish SW crit
3. Cheer on all #Writemotivation Tweeps
4. Blog
Andrew Patterson @DyadicEchoes 1) Do revisions on HJ
2) Submit HJ to #PitchMadness (end of March)
3) Cheer on my #writemotivation tweeps
4) Blog at least once a week.
Jamie Dement (LaydJai) @I_am_LadyJai 1) Be Positive. This has been the biggest issue for me over the last couple of months. I REALLY need to work on it!
2) Encourage others to be positive and continue to make progress.
3) Continue writing. Progress is progress, one word at a time. It’s just frustrating when you fail to get anywhere because of life. 🙁
Leigh Caroline @leigh_caroline 1. I’ve noticed I’m having trouble getting started lately, so trying an experiment: Spend at least an hour a day working on something writing related: New words, outlines, revisions.
2. Read at least 15 books.
3. Keep up on crits.
4. Walk to work every day.
Rebekah Loper @RebekahLoper 1. Complete a 4th draft & proof-read of Catalyst.
2. Pre-write A-Z Challenge blog posts.
3. Re-read Stars for the Dead & mark plot holes/expansion points for Camp NaNo.
Heather Jacobs @stateofego (1) Finish Editing “We the People” (10 chapters left)
(2) Send off to Betas
(3) Choose an Editor
Candace Gauger @OKAuthor 1) Finally do the edits and revisions to chapters 8 through 15 on SoNL.
2) ?Try to come up with a good name for the book itself while I edit.
3)Try to write at least one more chapter to Black Friday 2.
4) Brain willing, come up with names for Black Friday 2.
5) Revise the beginning to Test of Ascension
Michelle @MichellePierce 1. Finish first draft of NaNo 2012.
2. Read at least 4 books.
3. Pre-write all posts for the A to Z Challenge in April.
4. Work out at least three times a week.
Cheyenne Campbell @Chylu 1. Revise NG chapter 1.
2. Query NG x10.
3. Revise 1st draft of A BREATH OF SILVER.
4. Finish reading all outstanding CPs/betas’ stories.
MAJK @Safireblade 1) Finish WIP
2) Post at least 2 Blog posts a week on my blog
3) Post an article to GE once a week
4) Review 2 books in writing before the month is out
5) Increase activity in my book club discussions
6) Encourage my #Writemotivation mates regularly
Valerie Lawson @litbeing 1. Complete revision of Middle Grade manuscript (Museum Crashers) and prepare for final critiques.
2. Continue making progress on first draft of new Young Adult manuscript (Pretty Vacant).
3.Follow up on submissions outstanding for Young Adult manuscript (Institutionalized) and pursue any additional avenues that arise.
4. Exercise at least three times a week.
Megan @PinkAwayKit 1. Create a character profile notecard every night.
2. Flash fiction Mondays — have a 600-1000 word short story written by each Monday.
3. Blog at least twice a week.
4. Yoga journal entries every day.
5. Average of 500-1000 words a day on Finding My Center novel.


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 March. It’s so great to be back in the swing of things.

Here’s to achieving our goals 😀