I imagine all writers need a kick on the butt from time to time–well, I can speak for myself at least, and I do. For the month of May, I’ve chosen to get some writing going by following K.T. Hanna’s #writemotivation campaign:
“where you set goals for yourself and hold yourself accountable to them. You let us know what those goals are, and report during the month how you think you’re going with them. This helps hold yourself accountable.
The aim here isn’t to compete with each other – it’s to compete against ourselves (and that pesky inner-critic and procrastination demon that try to defeat us when we least want them to).”
The goals need to be realistic, so here’s what I put up:
1. Need to write 800 words a day on WIP, 5 days a week= 4000 words a week- I’ve done about 2700 this week– need to step up!
2. Post on my 2 blogs twice a week= 4 posts a week: I think, with this post, I met that goal this week.
3. Work on editing 2 short stories– 3000 words each. This one is tricky, haven’t done anything on this yet.
This is the first time I’ve set up writing goals, other than short story submission deadlines.