March #WriteMotivation: UK to California installment

A wall, a tree, and a fence in Dartmoor. Amazing!
A wall, a tree, and a fence in Dartmoor. Amazing!

When we decided to take a rather last-minute, unplanned (given that I like to plan trips MONTHS in advance) trip to California to snowboard in Tahoe and visit all my old favourite spots around the Bay area, I’d already signed up for March #WriteMotivation. How could I not? πŸ™‚ It’s the first one of 2013 and I’m always up for exchanging encouragement with other writers. There’s never a time when it’s *not* a good idea. I was chomping at the bit.

(If you know me personally, I know you’re likely still hearing “snowboard” in your head and wondering how on earth that’s going to work, given that I’ve never skied or snowboarded in my life. I’ll have you know I had a whole TWO HOUR lesson at the Snowdome in Tamworth the other day, so I’m all set for lessons on the bunny hill πŸ˜‰

So, as it now stands, I will be rather busy for part of the month but I’m not throwing in the towel so we’ll see how much I manage to get done around and during the trip.

Here are my writing goals for the month:

1. Revise NG chapter 1.
2. NG x10.
3. Revise 1st draft of A BREATH OF SILVER.
4. Finish reading all outstanding CPs/betas’ stories.

And I’d like to add, cheering on my fellow writers more on Twitter than I have been recently. In February I had another last-minute trip, from the UK back to NY State, so I’ve been absent a lot from catching people online. But I did FINALLY finish reading 2 more CP’s stories before March began so that’s good news. I think I have another 5 to go. Sorry, folks! I’m not usually this slow!

Revising the WIP is hilarious since I didn’t get to finish the first draft in Feb like I hoped (thanks to that trip to the States). But one can accomplish great things when one puts one’s mind to it (and stops wasting one’s time surfing the web for half the evening), so you never know!

Good luck to all you other #Writemotivation peeps taking part this time around! It’ll be nice to see more of you and your progress reports this month! πŸ˜€

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4 thoughts on “March #WriteMotivation: UK to California installment

  1. 2 hours of lessons? of course you’re now a pro. i’m pretty sure that’s all the skiing instruction i ever received before i was pushed off the lift, surely snowboarding’s the same way. i hear your frustration with rejection and feel your pain. i am currently awaiting to hear back from THE agent and it’s been long enough now that i’m thinking – what if it’s bad news? guess i better get plan b ready. good luck with your goals and i hope to see more of you around twitter. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Valerie! Well, I survived day 1 on the mountain πŸ™‚ It’s super hard work but I’m glad to be facing a fear (heights) and a challenge πŸ™‚ Skiing looks even harder! Fingers crossed your wait yields great news but either way, keep at it and good luck this month! I’ll be back around more in a few weeks :-/

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