Last year I did this challenge, but didn’t make it very far. I know Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results — true words — but I believe in “if at first you don’t succeed, try again.” That means that I’m going to have to go about it a little bit differently in order to improve, but that’s part of the maturing process.
#WriteMotivation comes from KT Hanna and it’s basically a way to set goals for the month and write up progress reports that other participants can see. As a veteran of NaNoWriMo, these are the kind of things that make me happy, but that are much more difficult for me to keep up with than they first appear. I’m rather late to the game this month (I just decided on my goals this morning) but as it is still only the first day of March, I haven’t quite missed the train yet.
Here are my writing goals for this month:
- Flash fiction Mondays — as in writing a 600-1000 word story a week, “due” each Monday. That gives me time to write them on the weekends.
- Write in my yoga journal every day.
- Blog entries 2-3 times a week.
- Write 500 words a day (average) in a first draft I’ve only just started on.
- Create a character notecard each day.
In the meantime, I’ll be looking for jobs and taking care of the house the best I can. And so there is a need to prioritize my activities. Time management is something I need to learn and practice, and for that reason, this should be good for me, if I can remain disciplined.
Here’s to a productive (and, hopefully, warm) March!