A Round of Words in 80 Days – Round 3 – Check-in #1

Hello gentle reader,

My blog is four months old today! And I am very close to have 100 followers, how exciting is that?! Thanks to everyone who has supported me and this blog in the past few months. You’ve made this blogging endeavour worth it…

So it is now July and I have decided to join the awesome writing challenge that is A Round of Words in 80 Days (aka ROW80) for the second time. Created by Kait Nolan, it is “the writing challenge that knows you have a life”, or “the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life.” Unlike NaNoWriMo which runs for only a month, each ROW80 round runs for 80 days and the participating writers have to set themselves writing goals for that time. Each Wednesday and Sunday, we check in and let the others know how we are doing. The idea is to form writing habits that writers will hopefully continue once the challenge is over.

Thus after my JuNoWriMo debacle (during which I have learned that one cannot spend an average of 9.1 hours per day at work AND write a 50.000 words novel), I am back to doing a writing challenge that will actually fit into my crazy daily schedule.

So here are my goals for this round:

1-      Write everyday

2-      Self-edit The Last Queen

This was one of my goals for the last round and I did complete it, however since then I have heard Back from a few beta readers/agents and I have some new editing to do.

3-      Continue writing the first draft of The Cursed King

This is the second book in my DARKLANDS epic fantasy trilogy (more info here) and I really want to finish a first draft during this round.

Round Three starts on Monday, July 2nd and will end on Thursday, September 20th.

If you would like to join in this writing challenge and become a part of the ROW80 community, here are the rules:

  1. Post a goals post in which you lay out your goals for this round.
  2. Post a check-in post every Wednesday and Sunday, in which you share your progress with the other ROW80 participants.
  3. Comment on other participants’ check-in posts.

Here is the Linky for the other participants’ posts. What are your ROW80 goals for this round?

8 thoughts on “A Round of Words in 80 Days – Round 3 – Check-in #1

  1. “Write every day” is one of the great goals. It’s something on which you can base every great habit you may ever want to acquire.

  2. I love the poster. I should have that above my computer. Great post. Good luck with your writing.

  3. Juliana Haygert says:

    Short and sweet list. Nice 😉 I’m sure you’ll have plenty of work still. We’ll be here cheering you along 😉
    Good luck!

  4. Gene Lempp says:

    Love the poster and congrats on four successful months blogging. Nice simple and powerful goals. All the best for the coming round, you’re going to do great!

  5. Dahnya Och says:

    I hear you on the work + Nano issue. I failed miserably for JunoWriMo myself. I just couldn’t keep up the expectations.

    Although I am doing Fast Draft these next two weeks… orz.

    At any rate, good luck to you this round!

  6. EM Castellan says:

    Thanks for all the encouragements! It means a lot to me 🙂 Happy writing to you all!

  7. Great goals, EM! Good luck. 🙂

  8. Good luck! I hadn’t heard of this, but now I’m thinking about signing up … I could definitely use the encouragement/kick in the arse.

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