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March Writing Goals

Another month, another . . . huh. Not sure where I was going with that. 

It’s March! Which means it’s time to set my writing goals and plans for the month and see if I can stick to them! I have two different ongoing projects, so without further ado, let me lay out this month’s goals for each one!


If this is your first time here, you might not know that this is my first ever completed novel. However, I’m using the term “completed novel” very loosely here, because it’s still only a first draft. I spent the month of February reading through my printed first draft (and attacking the words on the page with highlighters and color coordinated pens). 

So, armed with my marked up draft and a few pages of notes, my primary writing goal for March is to march straight into draft two of Project Dragon. Ha. See what I did there? (I give you permission to smack me on sight, honestly.)

I don’t imagine that I’m going to be able to finish the entire second draft in one month, unless some sort of miracle happens. But I do hope to be about halfway finished by April, and then I’ll be using Camp Nanowrimo to finish it up, if everything goes according to plan! 


Right, so this project. Yep. This project. I’m still only halfway through the first draft, a point I’ve been at since I won Nano. So, what can I do about that? 

If you saw my latest writing update you’ll know that I already plan to change up the way I’m drafting this story a little, just so I can push through this first draft. However, I’m not sure how actively writing two novels at the same time is going to work. So all I can really plan to do with Project Genie is write as much as I can without pushing myself to the point of burnout. 

That being said, I would like to get to at least 75,000 words in the manuscript by the end of the month. I feel like that’s a progressive but still realistically achievable goal for this project. Also, I’m not entirely sure if that’s the correct use of the word progressive, but I’m leaving it. You get the picture. 

I just now, like currently as I’m writing this, realized that’s a total of at least 60,000 words for the month, if I achieve both of those goals. Uh . . . yikes? NaNoWriMo here I come? Can I pull this off? Only time will tell I suppose. I guess Draft Two of Project Dragon wouldn’t be all new words, so maybe it will be a little easier. But who knows. All I know is that I can only try my best hahhahaha. 

If you would like to follow along on this writing journey of mine, follow the blog! I’m hoping to get on a regular schedule where I post three times a week, but life has been kicking my ass lately so it’s yet to happen. Soon, though! I swear it!

But that’s all for my ambitious March Writing Goals! ‘Til next time! 


Published by Alivia Haven

Aspiring author, avid reader.

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