AllysonMonthly Goal: Refine 2 articles I want to get published. Create and maintain twice weekly blog posts for my websites www.AlbuquerqueAlive.com and www.TaosBeat.com.
Daily Goal: 1 hour of solid writing
Daily Goal: 1+hr/MWFSun.; 5 hrs/TRSat; i.e. 20 hrs/wk
Monthly Goal: Working on my NYT best-sellers, one fiction, one nonfiction
Daily Writing Goal: 1500 words
Cindy BoutelleMonthly Goal: To begin a forum for discussion on different readings. I miss the classroom discussion that went with writing classes, particularly when we talked about writers’ techniques in published works.
Daily Writing Goal:: At this point, even a brainstorm would be fine.
Marisa P. Clark50 pages toward fiction or nonfiction; blogs don’t count here
Daily Writing Goal: something NOT emails, comments on student work, Facebook posts; blog entry or creative endeavor
DawnMonthly Goal: Finish dream story
Daily Goal: at least 3 hours/weekday + at least 2 hours/weekend day
Wil DeBiasi-BartlemanMonthly Goal: Possibly finish a few short stories.
Daily Goal: at least 30 minutes
Anne DiCarloMonthly Goal: Finish the first draft of my novel.
Daily Goal: One section/1000 words per day
DonnaMonthly Goal: Finish 1st draft of “hen lit” novel
Daily Writing Goal: 30 minutes/day
Aaron EspinosaMonthly Goal: One (scary) creative non-fiction essay.
Daily Writing Goal: 45 minutes non-academic writing.
gettin jiggy wit’ itMonthly Goals: to write stuff. I am a poet and I want to be poetic about poetic things. I have learned recently that I am a bad person. I am creating an anthology about my ways, searching for what makes me bad.
Daily Goal: to write
GinaMonthly Goal: I am hoping to write 10 poems. Each poem 20 lines or less as a finished product. I am also taking black and white photographs using a 35 mm SLR camera. Theme is undecided…hopefully it will emerge as creativity begins to flow. The poems and photos should compliment each other for possible display in a gallery once the project is complete.
Daily Writing Goal: 15 minutes or more
Daily Goal: 1 page of my own
Monthly Goal: I will be working on short stories, story ideas, my in-progress blog, and submitting my work to publications.
Daily Goal: 30-45 minutes per day of writing.
JohannaMonthly Goal: My more general role is to just get into the habit of writing daily. I am working most on a novella tentatively entitled “Long Hair”, but I would also like to get at least three poems edited this month in preparation for submission to literary journals.
Daily Goal: One Hour plus daily.
Cody JonesMonthly Goal: Minimum of 7 hours a week of writing creatively. 1 draft + revision done by March 14. Either a second revision of said draft or a completed rough draft of a second story by the end of the month.
Felicia KarasMonthly Goal: A draft of a new story, submitting some old stories, and maybe some work on my longer manuscript.
Daily Goal: Spend time every day doing it!
Daily Writing Goal:: Three hours a days
Daily Writing Goal: Ten minutes?
Elizabeth McMunn-TetangcoMonthly Goal: Progress on long writing project / maybe-novel / thing. Also: more poems that I don’t hate the next morning
Daily Writing Goal: 30 min/day
Daily Goal: A premise a day.
Daniel MuellerMonthly Goal: Stories and essays Daily Goal: To devote a little of every day in March to writing fiction and/or creative nonfiction.
Sarah OsmanMonthly Goal: I would like to work on more of my own personal work. I am currently working as a contributing writer for a few blogs and I am looking to expand into writing for more magazines. While this is all a lot of fun, I have not had the chance to finish a really good short story or creative non-fiction piece in a while, and I would like to.
Daily Goal: to work on Stories/Essays
Daily Writing Goal: 30 min
Jula PDXMonthly Goal: Poetry and a short story…it’s been too long since I’ve written either!
Daily Goal:: 15 min a day
Michelle Dyer PetersonMonthly Goal: Really, I just want to generate.
Daily Writing Goal:: Write creatively every day in March, even if it’s crap. Taking out periods and changing conjunctions does not count as writing.
Daily Goal: 30 minutes
Bob Sabatini (A.K.A “burqueboy”)Monthly Goal: No specific goal in mind, just following the daily goal to make sure I stay in the practice of writing every day.
Daily Goal:: 1 blog post of at least 250 words
Daily Goal: one to three poems per day
Montly Goal: My goal is simple; start writing again. For too long I have made excuse after excuse to not write (not even a daily journal).
Daily Goal: Do a form of writing a few pages each day (diary, draft working, free write, etc.)
Jennifer Simpson (
Daily goal: 5 hours a day. Revising some parts of my manuscript, re-visioning other parts, ripping out some words, adding some others, hopefully better ones.
Monthly goal: Draft of Reconstructing My Mother printed out and submitted to my committee by March 29. (note: defense scheduled for Friday, April 13)
Reading goal: Read a chapter a day of writing that is not my own.
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Samantha Erin Tetangco (that’s me)Daily Goal: 75 minutes/day Monthly Goal: To built the habit of writing daily. I’d like to have a “submittable” draft of my novel done in April. That said, if I could to a place where I can really focus on the ending, I would be very happy. Reading Goal: A novel per week
Daily Goal: 1 hour a day
Melanie UnruhMonthly Goal: To get four of my short stories ready to send out/to be a part of my collection…that’s one story per week!
Daily Goal:: One hour per day and at least two per day for Spring Break
Cathy Arellano: Goals: TBD
Randi Beck: Daily Goal: 30 minutes/day. Goal for the month: To finish her short story, “Six.” (If she finishes it this month, it will make the one year anniversary of its beginning. In other words, she’s been working on the same story for a year and wants to finish it.)
Lisa Chavez: Daily Goal: 1500 words/day. Goal for the month: Still TBD, “but it might be vaguely something that I can send out for publication, though I expect some of my writing, like today, will be on the blog.”
Marisa P. C.: Daily Goals: at least 30 minutes per day every day, with these exceptions:at least 90 minutes per day over spring break, time off on driving days to and from L.V., any days I miss must be made up, hopefully in March but in April if necessary. Goal for End of the Month: work on the new blog (Morning, with Birds), finish draft of Gaga paper, already at 8600 words complete nearly completed first draft of short story tentatively titled “Pound Puppy,” look at the behemoth
Blas Falconer: Goals: TBD
Rick Raab-Faber: Daily goal: 30 min/day. Goal for the month: “Let’s say, for grins, 4 raw chapters” of his novel.
Teresa E. Gallion: Goals: 1 hour/day for poetry. To write a poem.
Karen Hogan: Daily Goal: 4 hours/day. Goal for the Month: TBD
Maria Elena Howard: Daily Goal: 30 min/day. Goal for the month: a swift kick in the butt to . . . get going on all kinds of writing projects I’ve neglected for far far too long.
Jennifer Krohn: Goals: TBD
Casandra Lopez: Goals: TBD
Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco: Daily Goal: 45 minutes. Goal for the month: 1 poem/day.
Merimee Moffitt: Daily Goal: ”my set goal was to write + for much more time than I had been and at least two to three times a day.” Goal for the month: tbd
Darlin’ Neal: Goals: TBD
Cynthia Patton: Daily Goal: 3 hours/day for month of March. Monthly goal: to make as much progress as possible on the 3rd, and hopefully final, draft of my book but to at least complete a totally awesome first chapter (because it sure as heck isn’t the chapter currently labeled #1). Additional goal: to submit 3 things (essay, poem, grant, etc) per month for the entire year. 2 months already completed–YEAH!!
Bob Sabatini:Daily Goal: 200-500 word blog post every day. He’s been blogging daily for 200 days and wants to keep the ball rolling. The blog name, however, he’s keeping anonymous
Jennifer Simpson: Daily Goal: 5 hours/day. “My vision is work from 9am to 11:30am, then go to yoga at noon, home by 1:30 and put in two and a half more hours (and eat lunch).” Goal for the month: Complete next draft of COMPS.
Katie Spain: Daily Goals: TBD. Month Goal: TBD
Dawn Sperber: Daily Goal: 5 hours/day. Goal for the month: ”to tighten up as many stories as i can to get my story collection completed. I’d love to finish it up, and will see how it goes.”
Carmela Starace: Goals: 700 words/day. Goal for the month: TBD
Chris Strickling: Daily Goal: 1 hour/day. Goal for the month: Chris is working on a book proposal and will also need to rewrite a chapter.
Elizabeth Tannen: Daily Goal: 1 hour/day. Goal for the month: 20,000 (the first chunk of her dissertation/memoir project)
Samantha Erin Tetangco (that’s me): Daily Goal: 3 hours/day. Goal for the month: 100 pages (revised & rewritten) and the “third” draft of her novel
Melanie Unruh: Goal: 75 hours over the course of the entire month.