Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Madness is Here! #WIPMadness

Hi, and welcome to all my dedicated writing friends! As  many of you know, in March each year, I hold a secondary NaNoWriMo-like challenge here on my blog. This year it's a little lower key, but we can all still support each other with our goals, right?

So set your goal for the month in the comments below. This can be a first drafting goal or a revision goal or an illustrating goal, or even a blogging goal! We don't have all the stringent rules of NaNoWriMo (but still just as much camaraderie and fun!)

Join in! Even if you've never dropped by here before, you are more than welcome, and we hope to have a few little prizes along the way to bolster motivation.

As for my goals, they are going to be split this month. I had hoped to finish a project by the end of February, but with my fabulous ability with keeping track of details, I neglected to remember that February only has a short amount of days (Thankfully ONE extra this year!) It would have been a challenge to finish by the end of the month even if February had 31 days, but keeping that in mind, I plan to challenge myself and finish this project by March 3rd. Then, on March 4th, I plan to start on a revision for a novel which I just got some fabulous suggestions for from a critique partner. My goal is to complete this revision by the end of March.

These are both challenging enough goals that I think I'll have to work very hard to complete them. What are your goals for March? I encourage you to set a bar that's not overwhelming, but will still motivate you with its challenge.

I look forward to keeping up with you this month to see how we are all progressing! Happy writing, revising, and whatever else you are working toward this month!

13 comments:

  1. I'm starting a new project. My March goal is to complete a "discovery draft" -- a bare-bones first draft that lets me explore my ideas and figure out what the story really is. You plotters might call this an outline, lol.

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    1. LOL, sounds like fun, Shari! Can't wait to hear more about it!

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  2. Attempt 8. Yay. It's March madness time with the lovely Denise.

    This month I plan on finishing some projects so I can write something new for Camp Nanowrimo in April. For my YA fantasy, revise one chapter per week. For my YA science fiction, revise manuscript based on beta reader feedback and send it out into the world. Whatever I manage to do will be more than I have done today.... onwards, march.

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    1. Yayyy, glad you could join us, Bonnie! I haven't done Camp NaNo yet. I think I signed up for it once and then promptly forgot about it. LOL. All the best with your revising!

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  3. My goals for March Madness are: finish writing the 1st draft of my WIP by March 13th (I'm currently at 55k words and hope to make it to 60k), and revise my short story once more before I send it out to try and get it published. (I update my Facebook almost everyday with word count updates, so feel free to send me a friend request if you want to follow along)! :)

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    1. I think we are friends on FB, Breeann, no? Anyway, all the very best with your first draft this week. I hope it is going swimmingly!

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  4. My goal is to finish the 2nd draft of my WiP In Truth & Ashes.

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    1. Awesome, Nicole. Great to have you here!

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  5. My goal is to complete a 50k first draft of a novel. I've been writing for three days and so far so good!

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    1. Great, Sara! (I always get weirdly jealous of people who are fast drafting a 50k draft when I am not. Strange, right?) Anyway, all the very best with it. I look forward to hearing about your progress.

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  6. I've dusted off an almost-discarded w.i.p. and am hoping to add a few new chapters...dreaming of drafting one chapter per week. We'll see how it goes. :o

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    1. Awesome, Carol. I'm always amazed when I go back to older projects how much I actually enjoy them. I'm still not always sure that I can make them strong enough, but it does take me back to a nostalgic sense of the enjoyment of my writing, which I think is important too.

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