It is March 1st. My birthday is in a few days, therefore, this is my month. Every day of March feels special to me.
I have decided, therefore, to make March special. I’m going to set myself a daily writing goal and really work on my craft. I want to look back at the end of this month and be shocked and amazed at the progress I’ve made.
I’ve tried setting goals in March before, but with little success. I have not yet succeeded at duplicating NaNoWriMo in the Spring. In previous attempts, I’ve focused on word count. I said that I would write 30,000 words in March, or something like that. I set goals that seemed reasonable at the time. Unfortunately, I fell short, and felt discouraged going into April.
This month I’m taking a different approach. I’m not going to focus on word count as much as time. Some days, I may produce thousands of words. Others, I might not produce any. The goal is spend at least 30 minutes writing or editing every day this month. Even Mondays and Tuesdays, when my time is most limited.
I may accompany the writing with blog posts, like this one. I’m not sure yet. Tonight, it’s too late to get any actual writing or editing done. I’m going to go to bed soon. But I can take my manuscript with me and spend some time reading my revisions. I can prepare. It won’t increase my word count, but it will keep me involved, and it will make the next time I sit down to write that much more productive.
At least half an hour each day. I can find a half hour, no problem.
What goal will you set for yourself in March?