So, today I signed up for #writemotivation March 2012 Goal Check. This is KT Hanna’s baby. The idea is to form a group of writers to help encourage and motivate each other, even on those days when our Inner Critic is a bitch.
For March, each writer is asked to set attainable goals to work toward for the month. On Mondays, participants will blog about their progress, and visit each other’s blogs to encourage and motivate each other. All through the month, we’ll use the #writemotivation hashtag on Twitter to give each other that extra little push.
I signed up because, right now, I need an extra kick in the pants to keep moving forward. Most of the time, I’m pretty productive, and keep things moving at a good pace. But…
There’s always a BUT, isn’t there? And this one is pretty big. A few months ago, my daughter and her husband split up following an extremely rocky relationship. The break up is a very good thing, for several reasons. But there were unintended negative consequences. My daughter is bipolar, and despite her meds, her moods have become unstable.
So far, she’s been able to continue working most of the time, but we’re afraid she can’t provide consistent care for her sons. Sooooo…
Her three little boys, 3 yrs, 2 yrs, and 9 mos, have moved in with hubby and me. Thankfully, the oldest goes to preschool, and the younger two go to daycare – otherwise, I wouldn’t have time to even open a document.
Because my work time has been reduced drastically, I need to become more efficient in how I use it. With #writemotivation Goal Check, my work goals for the month are public, and I will be accountable to myself and others for achieving them. Since I’ll have to post my progress here, I’ll work harder to achieve them.
What are these goals, you ask? Well, here they are:
- Put the finishing touches on the Blood Dragon revisions
- Get Blood Dragon on submission with at least 5 epublishers
- Write 40k words of new material on Blood Dragon II
There’s one other goal I should have added, but I didn’t think of it until I’d already clicked “Submit”.
- Get back on schedule for posting here
There are tons of other things I’d like to add, but these are the ones I feel are most important. And if I add more, the likelihood of achieving any of them will decrease. So, I’ll stop with these four.
I hope you’ll follow along as I post my progress, and help hold me accountable.