May 1, 2012

Maniac May & Time for Blogathon

The month of May is bringing out the maniac in me. But for good reason...

Although I officially started this blog on January 1, 2011, I didn't focus on it until I joined May 2011's WordCount Blogathon. It was exactly the kickstart I needed, and I will forever be grateful to its leader, Michelle Rafter, and all the wonderful bloggers I met.

It's a year later, and I am thrilled to again participate in WordCount Blogathon 2012! The goal is to post every day in the month of May.

But to further challenge myself before my crazy lovely children invade my home end school in June, I am also doing #writemotivation and BlogHer's NaBloPoMo (theme = Play) this month. This in addition to A Round of Words in 80 Days. For more information on any of these challenges, please click on their links.

Crazy for me, but should be interesting for my readers!

I hope you'll join me this Month to see what I come up with. If you are stopping for the first time from any of these, please say Hi in the comments and I will visit you back.


Details about #writemotivation, from K.T. Hanna's The Scribble Muse blog:
1. Make a list of realistic goals for the month – and achieve them.
2. Make a Blog Post every week (preferably Monday, but if you don’t post on Mondays just add it to the next day you would normally post :D ). This is to help us keep tabs on our own progress, and for others to cheer us on if it’s a difficult week. Please link to the post in the #writemotivation hashtag
3. Visit your #writemotivation team mates blogs, and participate in the #writemotivation hashtag to cheer people on

My May Goals
1. Write a minimum of five days a week for a total of 2,500 words on my works in progress.
2. Get current novel, Depression Cookies, up on Smashwords by month's end.
3. Read a book every 10 days, plus at least one craft book in the month of May.

I will do #writemotivation check ins with my ROW80 ones on Sundays.


Unknown said...

I'm very tempted to join the #writemotivation challenge!!

Billie Noakes said...

TIA! So good to run across your blog first thing in the morning! Wow, gal, you are one ambitious blogger--and sharing such good information! Gonna be hard pressed to keep up with you. Hugs--and yes! enjoyed the book! (My brain part has been in retro mode for months ... I apologize!)

Jennifer Willis said...

That's quite a list of goals! I'd say you've made a great start on the Blogathon this year.

Unknown said...

After reading all these blogs in this year's Blogathon, I'm too pooped to make a list such as yours. Good luck with that! LOL.

Lisa Carter said...

Impressive as always, Tia, the amount of quality posts on this blog month in and month out! So glad to have met you last year at Blogathon and to still be following your posts today.

Good luck with your maniac May!

Donna B. McNicol said...

Oh my, you are really going after it aren't you. LOL! I'm spending May trying to put some balance back in my life. Finding more time for reading, riding the motorcycle, hubby & pup as well as getting back to my WIP.

Tia Bach said...

Damyanti, You should. It's a great group, lead by the wonderful KT Hanna.

Billie, SO wonderful to see you. Glad you enjoyed the book. I take that as a great compliment knowing what a wonderful writer you are! Can't believe it's been a year since we "met."

Jennifer, Great to see you! I'm a horrible blogger friend for not getting your interview up (lots of family health issues this year). I'm going to read Rhythm next and do a follow up (I did type up my notes). Unless Valhalla #2 is close... *wishing*

Jackie, All these wonderful, friendly faces. Yeah! Looking forward to your posts!

Lisa, My friend!! Hope all is well with you. *hugs*

Donna, June will be balance for me, once the kids are home. They kind of force balance. ;-)

Annette Gendler said...

So glad you're in the Blogathon again this year, Tia! Like you, I started my blog Jan 2011 and really didn't take off with it until last year's Blogathon. It must have been good, right, because here we are again! Looking forward! Kudos for you picking up all these other challenges, I must say one is enough for me.

Tia Bach said...

Annette, I've only embraced an insane May so I feel better about stepping back in June and July to enjoy my kids. Great to see you again!!

Jocelyn Rish said...

Whoa! After just coming off the A to Z challenge, there is NO WAY I could head straight into another month of blogging everyday. You are made sterner stuff than me! :-) Sounds like your May will be super busy - best of luck!

Wishing you a very productive #writemotivation month,

Tia Bach said...

Jocelyn, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, but I love the Blogathon and its bloggers. I'm going all out in May and then chilling it down for June & July.

Thanks for stopping by!