What are your February writing goals?

January was a very successful writing month for me. I set out with the goal to write 1,000 words each day of my new novel and I’ve done that. Wrapped in Darkness  just hit 35,000 words and if I keep going at this pace, I’ll have a completed first draft by the end of March.

To add to that, I sporadically started writing a YA contemporary tentatively titled Chemicals Collide which is hovering around the 4,000 word mark. I have also been making some revisions/edits to Sector12, which is very exciting.

I stumbled upon this post which encourages writers to set goals for the month of February, so I figured, why not?

My goals for February:

1. Continue adding 1,000 words each day to Wrapped in Darkness.

2. Continue to update my blog every second day and build my platform.

3. Write at least 500 words a day of Chemicals Collide.

What are your goals for the month of February? In writing or life in general? Let’s inspire each other 🙂

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

Book blogger & aspiring author.
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82 Responses to What are your February writing goals?

  1. justaddtea says:

    Congrats on a successful January!

    My goals are to write purely for entertainment at least twice a week, to write consistently on my blog (again, at least twice a week), abd to get organized!

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  2. justaddtea says:

    Congrats on a successful January!

    My goals are to write purely for entertainment at least twice a week, to write consistently on my blog (again, at least twice a week), abd to get organized!

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  3. Shane Wilson says:

    Wow. What consistency! I am a little blown away, and I am inspired. I guess I could do better. I KNOW I should do better. Thanks for the kick in the rump!

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  4. Shane Wilson says:

    Wow. What consistency! I am a little blown away, and I am inspired. I guess I could do better. I KNOW I should do better. Thanks for the kick in the rump!

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  5. Jixi Fox says:

    tip my hat to you

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  6. Jixi Fox says:

    tip my hat to you

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  7. Hi! Glad you’re joining in! See you at #WriterRecharge!

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  8. Hi! Glad you’re joining in! See you at #WriterRecharge!

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  9. embrystical says:

    My goals:
    1. Finish the final Miriam chapter for Volume III, with no crying (preferably).
    2. Be nice to my teacher when she gives me a chapter of her story to read.
    3. Speed through ‘Fly By Night’.
    4. Write a few good chapters of A Solution Undone AND A Date With The Darkness.
    5. Make Alexandria a shivering, whimpering wreck of guilt and mournfulness.
    6. Make some killer brownie cupcakes.

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  10. embrystical says:

    My goals:
    1. Finish the final Miriam chapter for Volume III, with no crying (preferably).
    2. Be nice to my teacher when she gives me a chapter of her story to read.
    3. Speed through ‘Fly By Night’.
    4. Write a few good chapters of A Solution Undone AND A Date With The Darkness.
    5. Make Alexandria a shivering, whimpering wreck of guilt and mournfulness.
    6. Make some killer brownie cupcakes.

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  11. Love it! Definitely feeling inspired after reading this, my goals are very similar, I think I do need to push myself more at first I thought gee 1000 words is a lot, but when you grab that creative moment by the tail it’s pretty easy to punch out! 1000words a day for my novel, one blog post per day!

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  12. Love it! Definitely feeling inspired after reading this, my goals are very similar, I think I do need to push myself more at first I thought gee 1000 words is a lot, but when you grab that creative moment by the tail it’s pretty easy to punch out! 1000words a day for my novel, one blog post per day!

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  13. A.D. Everard says:

    I’ll settle for just cleaning up the mess I made in January. 🙂

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  14. A.D. Everard says:

    I’ll settle for just cleaning up the mess I made in January. 🙂

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  15. Shari Risoff says:

    Amazing productivity! I’m inspired!

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  16. Shari Risoff says:

    Amazing productivity! I’m inspired!

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  17. It’s so inspiring to read all these goals, and also encouraging to see many other people also have to keep pushing themselves to keep writing in February! This time of year gets really busy at work, and it’s hard to keep writing. My only goal this month is to try to do something towards my writing each day, even if it’s just reading something which will feed into it, or proof-reading what I’ve already written.

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  18. It’s so inspiring to read all these goals, and also encouraging to see many other people also have to keep pushing themselves to keep writing in February! This time of year gets really busy at work, and it’s hard to keep writing. My only goal this month is to try to do something towards my writing each day, even if it’s just reading something which will feed into it, or proof-reading what I’ve already written.

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  19. drusual says:

    I love that 1000 word per day goal, that’s an excellent amount! My goal is to finish the current YA novel (which should only be about another 8,000 words) and get moving on the next project. Taking time off in the middle of this one has made it take far too long. 🙂

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  20. drusual says:

    I love that 1000 word per day goal, that’s an excellent amount! My goal is to finish the current YA novel (which should only be about another 8,000 words) and get moving on the next project. Taking time off in the middle of this one has made it take far too long. 🙂

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  21. I’m in editing mode right now and haven’t written anything new lately except blog posts. I hope to finish editing my fantasy novel ‘Canticle’ this month and get onto editing my second novel – a sci-fi. All this editing is making me feel like very distant from my writing, so ‘m not sure if this is the right approach. What do you think? Best of luck with your goals, it sounds like you’re doing pretty well so far!

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  22. I’m in editing mode right now and haven’t written anything new lately except blog posts. I hope to finish editing my fantasy novel ‘Canticle’ this month and get onto editing my second novel – a sci-fi. All this editing is making me feel like very distant from my writing, so ‘m not sure if this is the right approach. What do you think? Best of luck with your goals, it sounds like you’re doing pretty well so far!

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  23. jlhugar says:

    I’ve been on the same 1000 word a day writing goal since February. I don’t always make it, but it definitely keeps me motivated and focused. I’m at 40000 on my first novel now. Hoping to have my first “stream of consciousness” draft done by the end of March. That’s the goal anyway.

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  24. jlhugar says:

    I’ve been on the same 1000 word a day writing goal since February. I don’t always make it, but it definitely keeps me motivated and focused. I’m at 40000 on my first novel now. Hoping to have my first “stream of consciousness” draft done by the end of March. That’s the goal anyway.

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