New Month, New Goals – February #WriteMotivation


I can’t believe January is already over, good grief, but I’m ready for a new month! Time for another round of #WriteMotivation

Here’s what I’ve got on my plate for February:

  1. Get at least one-third of the way through Catalyst revisions. – Wheee, revisions…
    • Stretch goal: Halfway through.
  2. Get half of personal A-Z Challenge posts written. – I’ve got my theme picked out, and I think I have all the topics figured out too. Just lots of writing ahead…
  3. Get all of assigned Ferret A-Z posts written. – Ferret business meeting over the weekend was mostly devoted to figuring out our posts, and at least one of mine might turn into a fairly long essay. Wheee! My assigned letters are E, J, O, T, and Y, if you’re curious.
  4. Finish world map for Undoing. – Still gotta find the map. *shiftily glances around the office*
  5. Start organizing filing cabinet. – There’s a box on my office floor. I’m ignoring it. Because I don’t think everything is going to fit in the filing cabinet.
  6. Read at least one writing craft book, and one non-fantasy fiction book. – I honestly have about three writing craft books that I’m in the middle of. I need to pick one and finish it. And I’ve had ‘The Help’ checked out from the library for a month.

I’ve got a post up over at The Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society today! Go see what I have to say about first drafts.

What do you have planned for February?

Recent Comments

  • Maria Zannini
    February 3, 2014 - 11:40 am · Reply

    Oy! Filing cabinets. That job has been sitting on a backburner forever. LOL. I’ve got to get it done sometime, but I might wait until hubby is retired. We need to do a serious document purge.

    • Rebekah Loper
      February 3, 2014 - 11:49 am · Reply

      I wish I could wait until my hubby was retired… but that’s at least 20 years off, if our generation CAN retire with the way the economy is going (which is the whole reason – besides trying to be more healthy – for striving to be self-sufficient in the first place).

      But… even so, if I waited 20 years to catch up on the filing, that would be a monster pile of paperwork, ha!

    • Rebekah Loper
      February 3, 2014 - 10:45 pm · Reply

      I’ve already figured out all my topics, so now it’s just a matter of sitting down and creating the content. It’s going to be brain exercise, that’s for sure! Thanks!

  • Lissa Clouser
    February 4, 2014 - 2:31 pm · Reply

    You always amaze me at how many things you put yourself to each month. I’ll be waving the pom poms no matter what! I know the non-writing goal of dealing with the filing cabinet isn’t your most exciting on this list, but I know you’ll feel infinitely better when it’s done. GO BEKAH!

  • heathercashman
    February 4, 2014 - 6:36 pm · Reply

    It’s better to make yourself stretch as long as it doesn’t get you down in the end. I think planning for a bit more makes us work as productively as possible. I think you’re doing great and plan on cheering as much as possible for you to get your goals accomplished.

    • Rebekah Loper
      February 5, 2014 - 4:42 pm · Reply

      Thanks, Heather! I seem to go back and forth – I can either accomplish EVERYTHING, or nothing. So it always seems better to have a longer list in case of the former. 🙂

  • writerlaine
    February 5, 2014 - 9:57 pm · Reply

    As a geographer, I want to see that world map, and I find myself very curious about the RR Ferret Society….Good luck on all your goals!! And I love the way you customized this theme.

    • Rebekah Loper
      February 5, 2014 - 10:51 pm · Reply

      I will think about uploading the map when I’ve found/finished it.

      The RRFS can be found at We try and have fun while being educational over there, but a lot of the time we’re just having fun, lol.

      And thanks, I had a lot of fun with this theme, and I’ve been pleased with the feedback so far. 🙂

  • Amy Fahrer
    February 5, 2014 - 11:46 pm · Reply

    Lots of wonderful goals, Rebekah! I’m easing myself into WriteMotivation this month, since it’s a short month and my first time. Office organization and reading goals are definitely going to be on my list for March, though. You reminded me how badly I want to reclaim my home office, and I need to get some research reading done for my revision project. Look forward to watching your progress, especially the A-Z challenge. Sounds like fun! 🙂

  • Bess Gilmartin
    February 6, 2014 - 1:13 pm · Reply

    Your filing cabinet should say hello to my desk- bet they’d get along great! Good luck with your goals this month, and maybe let us know what you thought of the craft book when you finish it. We’d love to hear!

  • LadyJai
    February 6, 2014 - 2:11 pm · Reply

    I’m working on my A to Z challenge posts as well (sort of the same type of thing as last year) but for you to do TWO sets of A to Z challenge….that’s a challenge!! Go you!

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About Rebekah

Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.