My Addiction Support Group: #WriteMotivation

My Addiction Support Group: #WriteMotivation

You name it, and it’s probably an addiction for someone. But I propose that not all addictions are bad, like chocolate or writing–both of which are needed on a daily basis for me to be happy and sane.

Lindt Truffles in Every Flavor

Since I have definite goals about eating chocolate, tracked with the hips and scale method, I decided to do the same for my writing goals. #WriteMotivation is the group that helps me acknowledge the good I’m doing, and I get to cheer others on as well. For any addict-writer, here’s the place to join and get help. I can see things getting done! Here’s how I’m doing this month:

1) Write fifteen pages per week of new material.

See below.

2) Edit five hours per week.

Week 1: Edited 6 hours.

Week 2: Edited 10 hours.

Week 3: Edited 16 hours.

I’ve learned that I prefer not to edit and write new material at the same time. I tried, but my brain can’t switch very well on the same day, and while I can switch every other day, I would rather not.

3) Read one book per week.

Week 1: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexander Dumas

Week 2: Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

Week 3: The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

4) Critique SS for my critique partner.


5) Read/crit L for my other critique partner.

Somewhere in the middle.

For all my #WriteMotivation buddies, thanks for all the intervention! These cookies are for you.

Feel free to take one.
Feel free to take one.

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  1. Rebekah Loper

    You’ve done fantastic so far!

    1. heathercashman

      Thanks! I’m hoping that I can keep it up.

  2. I think you’re kicking butt! I KNOW YOU ARE! Also – I’m so in awe of you just ploughing through those edits. I’m starting TPR tomorrow 😀 Can’t wait to see you again!

    1. heathercashman

      I hope you like it! Am looking forward to seeing you too!

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