May Motivation

Straight ahead, people. That’s what I’m talking about!


So I meant to actually do this yesterday, but wedding preparations (and avoidance of related chaos) stole another evening away from me. In 3 weeks, I will be Mrs. Campbell, and while most plans are in place, of course last minute things . . . happen. Anyhow, onwards and upwards!

I recently stumbled across the #Writemotivation group & hashtag on Twitter. I haven’t a lot of experience with hashtags, although I use #WIP, #amwriting, and #amediting from time to time, to check in on others doing the same. But #Writemotivation . . . It has the word “motivation” in it, and while I’m dedicated to my purpose of writing, as the thing that excites me and the only activity I do where I don’t feel like I should be doing something else, I am also a terrible procrastinator, and additional motivation is most welcome!

So I discovered K.T. Hanna’s #Writemotivation group just days before the May Roll Call, which I managed to get in on, and I’m still feeling my way around a bit but I’m really intrigued. Everyone’s been so welcoming and friendly on Twitter already, and I’ve hardly said more than a few words so far.

Here’s what I publicly declared I would aim to achieve this month:

1) Rework few small sections of 1st novel based on recent feedback.
2) WIP: finish 2nd draft of first 7 chapters.
3) WIP: finish outline.
4) WIP: write 3 more chapters.

What’s that you say? I’m getting married in 3 weeks and I’m crazy for attempting to get all that done? Yeah. But the thing is, April, while the coldest April in the UK on record in the past 100 years (and also the dreariest, I would wager), it was the least productive for me in the writing realm in months because of all this wedding stuff. So now that the plans are finished, I’m determined to get as much of the above done as possible! Even if I’m doing some work on the honeymoon . . . 😀

My fantasy WIP that I’ve been excited to write for over a year now needs completion. I’ve had the idea and characters hanging around and have a half-finished draft, so now it’s time to kick it into high gear and get one draft completed, whether it’s utter rubbish or not 😉 Just to get it done. Nano helped a great deal with that, but I spent so many words just trying to puzzle together some semblance of a plot that I now need to revisit them and finish the second half.

Time will tell, but I’m getting around to following all those listed in the May #Writemotivation Roll Call on Twitter and their blogs, and hoping to get to my cheerleading duties in the next few days. In the meantime, thank you for stopping by, thank you for cheering me on, and just knowing you’re out there working hard on your own writing is motivation for me. 🙂

Happy Wednesday, and keep it up!

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6 thoughts on “May Motivation

  1. i don’t think you’re crazy at all. in fact, writing might just save your sanity and give you a break just when you need it during the next few weeks. always find time to write and it will make your day feel better, i say. good luck with your goals and welcome to #writemotivation!

  2. Congrats on your upcoming big day. I think I’d be so frazzled I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on writing, but Valerie might be right in that it will be a great distraction.

    Best of luck with your goals, and here’s hoping for a BEAUTIFUL day for your wedding!

    Wishing you a very productive #writemotivation month,

    1. Well, the first week ended in a frazzled state, this is true, but I am determined to make the most of the next two weeks, writing-wise. It’s worth a shot, anyhow!

      Thank you SO much for your encouragement for both my goals and our wedding day! 🙂 Best of luck with your May goals, as well!

  3. Do yourself a favor – get all this done BEFORE the honeymoon :D. Trust me, you’ll want all that time to yourselves. You can do some writing if you get bored, but don’t have writing that you feel you HAVE to do. Only do it if you want to.

    On that note, good luck with #writemotivation, you’ve got a lot on your plate, but no one knows better than you about what you can handle :).

    I just used “you” a lot. O.o

    1. Rebekah- I will definitely try my hardest! Since setting these goals it’s occurred to me I’m biting more than I can chew (well, okay, let’s be real: I knew that from the start ;). You’re right. I don’t want to feel I *have* to do anything for that week after the wedding, given how much I’ve made myself feel I’ve *had* to do since we got engaged. So…. going to push it extra hard over the next week. Nearly ready to check one thing off the list, anyhow 😉

      Thanks for using lots of “you”s. I needed to hear it 😉

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