Belated #writemotivation Roundup

 On this blog, this is my 501st post. Didn’t realize that I’d crossed 500! Spread over 5 years, that isn’t much, but it is still better than nothing.

Now for the belated #writemotivation roundup:

Author friend and blog + twitter pal K T Hanna runs a twitter hashtag for writers, the #writemotivation , where writers sign up and cheer each other on to their respective goals.

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 ).
    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 teammates’ blogs, and participate in the #writemotivation hashtag on twitter to cheer people on.
So here are my goals:
1. Four Blog Posts a Week, two on each blog
2. 5000 words a week on the second draft of my #WIP
I did okay at the first one, posting
at least thrice last week, which isn’t half-bad, given my general
inconsistency. I haven’t been so good with visiting or commenting
though, and I intend to change that this week.
For the second goal, I typed up
about 4300 words. I’m through 5 chapters now, and feel both scared and excited about the book.
I’m still falling behind, but am determined to hit the finish line this December.
Did you make any writing goals today, this week, this month? How did you match up?

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    • Damyanti

      Not so sure I'll make it by December, though Medeia. I'm barely into my 6th chapter, and possibly have 25 more to go. Le Sigh.

  1. Crystal Collier

    500 posts… That's epic.

    I set a goal for 1000 words a day a while back, and while I don't meet it every day, I usually get pretty close. It's awesome to see how everything comes together when you demand that many words be set in stone.

    • Damyanti

      I would die happy if I could write 1000 words a day everyday on a short story or novel. This is my goal too– 5 working days a week=500 words!

  2. DMS

    501 posts is definitely something to be proud of! Awesome! I think your goals sound great. Best of luck with your second draft. I have been trying to catch up with my blog and some other "To Do List" stuff this week because work has been so busy. I hope to set some writing goals when I am all caught up with everything else. 🙂

  3. Lexa Cain

    Congrats on your 501st post! Your goals sound very ambitious to me, but you're doing a really good job with them. Wishing you good luck on your second draft! 🙂

    • Damyanti

      Thanks, Lexa. I find writing posts easy but a big part of blogging is visiting other blogs and I often struggle with that

  4. Pk Hrezo

    Way to go!! And congrats on 500! These days writers have so much to juggle. Least we can never say we're bored, right?? 😀

    • Damyanti

      I long for the days when writers just wrote, period. But no one's forcing me to blog, really. I keep biting off more than I can chew.

  5. Ella

    Congrats! 500 rocks
    Oh, this is a great idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Yes, you are getting there-life gets in our way and
    creates detours. Keep going 😀

  6. Heather Holden

    Wow, over 500 posts? Very cool! I think you've made great progress with your goals, even though you didn't do quite as much as you hoped. Good luck reaching that finish line!

    • Damyanti

      Heather, I hit 500 in 5 years which doesn't make for a great average. Thanks for the words of encouragement and hope you're having a great weekend!

  7. Patricia Lynne

    Alex is right, just missing is better than not trying at all. It means you're making progress and you still have time to make that finish line in December.