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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?
Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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