Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday May 14th #writemotivation Check-In

Each Monday in May I'm posting a check-in status for my monthly #writemotivation goals. This is an opportunity for me to reflect on how things are going with the month and also to communicate with other writers participating in the #writemotivation mutual-encouragement activity.

1) Except for a Memorial Day Weekend blogging hiatus, keep all my writing routines -- Daily Writing Chain (aka Seinfeld Chain), blogging schedule, etc. - Going fine so far.

2) Write and submit one or more short stories for the first time. - I have written one new story (about 1000 words) but will not be submitting it right now. It's for a private forum competition and I'll be waiting to see what feedback I get from that before sending it out for a regular submission. I've got a couple of new stories in process as well.

3) Make revisions to my non-fiction project based on feedback and my own editing of it. - I'm expecting to get going on this later this week.

4) Write 7,500 words of new fiction. - I didn't have any one breakthrough day this week but I did get up over 5,000 words for the month which puts me well above pace.

5) On 5/31, have two non-time-sensitive blog posts written and ready for future use on a day when I'm not able to post something "new." -On target

6) Launch at least one new eBook - Still intending to do this, assuming I have an appropriate item to prepare and launch. I'd say this is down to about an 85% probability, as it depends on multiple factors. Still, it's high on my priority list.

Whether you're part of the #writemotivation community or not, I hope that your goals for May are off to a good start. Lots of month left, let's get some great things done!


  1. I'm going to be revising some goals - and re-evaluating my decision to not do Camp NaNo in June. May has been a bad month so far, but I'm determined to accomplish SOMETHING!

    I'm glad to see that you're getting things knocked off your list! Keep it up :)

    1. Thanks and good luck. Sorry to hear that May has been rough, but rough months come to all of it sometime. Best of luck getting through it all!

  2. excellente! you are kicking butt!