Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23rd #writemotivation Update

July is a #writemotivation goal-check month so every Monday this month I'm blogging about my goals and how I'm coming along with them.
July Goals

1) Keep all my writing routines -- Daily Writing Chain, blogging schedule, etc. - On target. Adding in the "Write Every Day" blog posts has made this a bit more of a challenge than usual. My intention had been to have those prepped a week ahead so I could just let them post at midnight each morning, but that hasn't worked out too well so far. I'll see if I can get a better handle on that in the upcoming weeks.

2) Write at least one new story. - I've actually finished first drafts (or more) of six short stories this month. They're all very short; the longest is just over 2,000 words, but I'm very pleased with the overall output.

3) Submit at least four stories for the first time. - I'm still sitting at three here, but I don't think I'll have any problem getting a fourth out the door. I might try to go beyond this a bit, if I can make time in the next week.

4) Write 7,500 words of new fiction. - I'm just shy of this total now; I should surpass it easily.

5) On 7/31, 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." - Adding the Write Every Day blogging which I mentioned above has sort of taxed my blogging time. I don't think it's "too much"; rather, I think I just haven't found the right routine/schedule yet. I hope to get more on track with this in August.

6) Launch at least one new eBook. - I'm not going to be releasing the item I had originally planned as being my July release; I simply haven't put enough time towards it. It still needs another pass through of revisions and then one more round of critiquing and revisions before it's ready to go. I have a mystery short I might release though the one mystery I already released ("Levels of Trust") has been my slowest-selling item, so the incentive to work on another straight mystery title is slim.

I hope that everyone working on #writemotivation this month is having a great go of it! See you for another goal check next Monday!

9 comments:

  1. Excellent progress is being made here. Keep up the awesomeness! :)

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    1. Thank you, David! I appreciate the support.

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  2. Your progress is commendable and inspiring. #writemotivation my blogging bud!

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    1. Thanks, Angela! I hope that everything is going well for you, too.

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  3. Sounds like you are right on track!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  4. Congrats on your goals! It's awesome you can crank those stories out! Wish I was so easily spilling my brains all over the computer like that! ;) Thing's work out for me, though. I know it! :D

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! Some days are easier than others and like I said, these are all really short ones. Good luck with your writing efforts!

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  5. I think you're kicking your goal's butts. Seriously - you always seem to just knuckle down and do damn well. You should be proud :D

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