ROW80 Round 1 – Goals!

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Hello gentle reader,

January 7th, 2013 (that’s today!) is the official start date for Round 1 of A Round of Words in 80 Days (aka ROW80). I have decided to join this writing challenge for the fourth time. Created by Kait Nolan, ROW80 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.

As you may know if you follow this blog, my daily life is pretty crazy. I have a day job that keeps me extremely busy, I travel a lot and I read tons of books. Fitting some writing time in my schedule is a challenge, but I’m still very intent on getting published one day.

So here are my goals for this round (and yes, I know they are the same as the last round’s, but if at first you don’t succeed…) :

Write or edit every day

Writing – Write a short story, and continue writing the first draft of The Cursed King

Editing – I’m currently querying The Last Queen, and I keep this goal in case someone (!) asks for a revision…

This First Round starts today and will end on Thursday, March 28th. Every Sunday I post about an author’s successful journey into publishing. Make sure to stop by if you need motivation to keep writing!

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/or 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?

12 thoughts on “ROW80 Round 1 – Goals!

  1. Lauren Garafalo says:

    Glad to see you back this round!! I’m right there with you on the busy life 😀 Have a great round!

  2. Yay for our gang being back to ROW80! #teamsprint FTW!
    *fingers crossed* you’ll get tons of requests 😉
    Here’s to a great round!

  3. John Holton says:

    I like how you simplify everything by saying that your goal is to “write or edit every day.” I tried to do the same this time around. Good luck!

  4. alberta says:

    you kinda of said in one sentence what it took me a whole page to do:) good goals all the best for this round:)

  5. Ta Da! I want to say to you. Like other writers here… I am busy, crazy busy sometimes… and it is nice to know I have ROW80 friends to settle in with who completely “get it”. With your attitude, you are bound to have a fantastic Round One! I look forward to reading more.

  6. S. J. Maylee says:

    Busy, yeap, here too. ROW80 certainly helps me keep my priorities in line. Here’s to a great round. I’m looking forward to cheering you on.

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