#WriteMotivation Wrap-Up

There are still a few days left in March, but now’s as good as time as any to take a look at my goals and see how I did.

Conclusion: Not terrible, but I didn’t quite succeed.

  • Clean up and polish WIP: Honestly, it still could use a little spit-and-shine. There are some items on my list that haven’t gotten taken care of, and life kind of derailed me after Pitch Madness. First there was the wedding, then a sort of emotional letdown after the craziness of the contest, and then The Man and I have had some family stuff. I’m trying to get back on track with it. I’m hoping April is a little more even-keeled than this month has been.
  • Comment on at least three fellow writers’ blogs once a week: Total fail midway through the month, but I made up for it last week with double the comments! I’m getting better at going, “I have a thought about that – OMG, I should click the link to POST THAT THOUGHT.”
  • Start thinking about New Project: This is where the utter fail comes in. I guess I managed to narrow down which one I think it will be, but other than that, I haven’t managed anything on this front.

So…not quite the epic productivity I was hoping for. Still and all, there’s been some forward progress, and that’s something. Anyone who has done quite a bit better than I have and is interested in the #WriteMotivation rewards, I’m offering up:

  • A crit of five chapters – any five chapters
  • Query crit/help (I quite like queries, writing them and reading them. I’m a strange creature.)

Until then, since I’m finding there are so many fans, a little more Tenth Doctor from the world of Tumblr.

Adorable, yes? I thought so.

15 thoughts on “#WriteMotivation Wrap-Up

  1. OO! OO! Me! Pick me! πŸ˜€ *raises hand* *jumps up and down* *flails madly*

    Hey, considering all of the craziness in your life, you did really awesome and should be proud of yourself. You’ve been very motivational to everyone, so you can add that to your list as being completely and totally EPIC WIN! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Andrew πŸ™‚ I’m not very good at giving myself a break, but I’m trying.

      I’m trying to guess what the pick me is – for the rewards I’m giving out? Cuz I’m game. I think you just let K.T. know…or something…

  2. I think you’ve done better than you give yourself credit for.

    Stop a moment and think: Not only did you BUY a house, you MOVED. Moving is one of the 10 great things that excuse you from anything for at least a month. The fact that you’ve done anything… is amazing ❀

    I am not biased. I love the Dr. I'm right πŸ˜›

    Here's to an awesome April!

    1. Credit is one thing I never am quite good at giving myself. πŸ™‚ Chocolate = awesome. Credit = meh. But you’re right – April will be a-MAZING!

      And you’re last second-to-last line made me think of this:

  3. Ha! I have that same problem. I read a blog post and have a thought… and then usually scroll past (on Google Reader) before clicking through and commenting. DOH. It does take a little effort to take the next step and POST that thought instead of just thinking it. πŸ˜‰

  4. Came for the Doctor .gif, leaving happy. πŸ˜€

    And I’ll echo what Mr. Patterson said. Considering everything that’s happened for you this month, you’ve done a fanTAStic job.

    I don’t think I’m going to meet all my goals this month (sad face!). However, I made a lot more headway this month than I have since…oh…November?

    Plus, I’ve gotten to “meet” a lot of cool people on blogs and on Twitter. You guys are great! That makes this month a definite win. πŸ™‚

    1. Yay! It was a win for us to have you join the group! And yeah, interacting with everybody is most of the fun. Pushing each other is just part of it, too.

  5. I think you’ve done fantastic – I mean you’ve got a lot on your plate right now! And the fact you took part in the pitch madness is its own achievement. Love the doc gif πŸ˜‰ Anyhow, be super proud of yourself, right now life is needing the most attention. Plenty of time to get back with the writing goals πŸ™‚ Woot!

  6. Becca, if you only knew half of what I have to deal with on a daily basis with my life, you’d be utterly amazed! With a Disabled Vet hubs who suffers chronic pain/chronic migraines, and is laid up most of the time because of the pain, I’m left doing everything. Don’t worry so much about your writing goals. Life always has a way of getting in the way. But it also has a way of working out. Don’t force your writing. It’ll suffer because of it. So, take a step back, breath and let the creative juices flow when they want to! You’ve been amazingly busy, and equally stressed. You deserve a bit of a break. Do not consider this a failure at all! Remember to “Embrace The Suck–Live it! Love it! It’ll only make you stronger!”

    *Hugs*

    1. Ah, hon. You and your hubby are my heroes. What both of you have sacrificed to serve our country is just beyond the scope of my own courage. ❀

      *hugs back* Thank you.

    2. Ah, hon. You and your hubby are my heroes. What both of you have sacrificed to serve our country is just beyond the scope of my own courage. ❀

      *hugs back* Thank you.

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