May Motivation

The A to Z Challenge got me into a habit and I don’t want to break it. Writing every day feels good. But how do I carry that into May? First, I missed participating in the writing prompts I follow. I enjoy them; I believe they have improved my writing and some of the photos are screaming at me to tell the story they invoke.

Then there is the half-written novel nagging at me to write an ending. The plan in my head is crazy big, even bigger than the April A to Z.

Are you ready?

Photo credit: HockeyBroad via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

     Goal #1: Catch up on the writing prompts I missed during April.

     Goal #2: Continue with the writing prompts for May.

     Goal #3: Write 1,000 words a day on the novel.

Numbers 1 & 2 are do-able by themselves and number 3 by itself is also achievable. All three of them together, along with the 9 to 5 and the rest of my life?  That’s another story. That’s the challenge.

I might be certifiably crazy. Still, I bet I score more goals than the Blackhawks in the playoffs.

How about you? What are your plans for May?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “May Motivation

  1. It’s funny. I didn’t feel this way after last year’s challenge, but I think because I got to know the blogs i read each day, I too feel the need to keep writing. My goals are a little different, since I have tons on my writing plate right now but I plan to add “post daily” to my to-do list and beside it I wrote, check out my blog buddies too.

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  2. Thanks for motivating us with “your goals.” Makes me want to step up to the plate, focus and tell you SOON that I submitted my children’s book to some publishers for consideration. I have a goal of submitting a book in June/July timeframe. GEE, we are almost halfway through the year! PROUD of you for writing every day. How do you find the different challenges? I liked the A-Z challenge you just did, you had some great short stories there.

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    • I have always been very aggressive with my goals. My favorite poem as a child was Emily’s :

      We never know how high we are
      Till we are called to rise;
      And then, if we are true to plan,
      Our statures touch the skies—

      The Heroism we recite
      Would be a daily thing,
      Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
      For fear to be a King—

      Still like it. My wish for you is to get your book submitted and published. ❤

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