Hello gentle reader,
Monday 1st April 2013 (that’s today!) is the official start date for Round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days (aka ROW80). I have decided to join this writing challenge for the fifth 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.” Each ROW80 round runs for 80 days and the participating writers have to set themselves writing goals for that time. 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 is my goal for this round (and yes, it is the same as the last round’s…) :
Write or edit every day
This Second Round starts today and will end on Monday 17th June.
If you would like to join in this writing challenge and become a part of the ROW80 community, here are the rules:
- Post a goals post in which you lay out your goals for this round.
- Post a check-in post every Wednesday and/or Sunday, in which you share your progress with the other ROW80 participants.
- Comment on other participants’ check-in posts.
Here is the Linky for the other participants’ posts. If you decide to join in the ROW80 fun, you may want to take part in our Twitter sprints as well, hosted by the ever awesome Lauren Garafalo under the #ROW80 hashtag.
But this Spring, I have a novel to finish, and I’ve decided (prompted by Lauren!) that ROW80 won’t be enough of a writing challenge to get me where I need to be by June. So I have also decided to take part in Camp NaNoWriMo. Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo “provides the online support, tracking tools, and hard deadline to help writers write a novel in a month… other than November!” Thus my goal is to finish writing LILY IN THE SHADOWS by 30th April. We’ll see if that happens…
What are your ROW80 goals for this round? Are you joining Camp NaNoWriMo? Let me know your writing plans in the comments below!
I’m impressed with your pace and goals. This is editing summer for me (when my semester ends). I have a children’s novel on last draft and then to pitch. Then I have my NaNoWriMo for Rewrite #1. My daily work begins after Mother’s Day.
Traveling Mercies on the journey.
Great goals! Good luck with the finishing of your first draft. That’s actually where I hope to get myself by the end of April.
Yay, I’m back to ROW80 too! *high five*
Good luck, dear!
Thanks for the mention, lovely!! I’m glad you’re joining again. I think I’ll do it forever 😀 Keeps me somewhat organized lol.
So excited for Camp!!! Been on the researching/plotting/outlining track for way too long, and ready to write again…and with everyone! Have a great first week!
Good luck finishing LITS during Nano. Exciting Times!! 🙂
Em, I think your goal is perfect (probably why you haven’t needed to change it). It’s about getting into the pattern of writing regularly more than about wordcounts. Those are just gravy…
Have happy words!
The way you fit it all in is an inspiration. Real life has been derailed the writing lately, but I recently read an article about goal setting and writing that has me back at the drawing board determined to carve the time out – and protect it.
Hey EM, you doing Campnano. Good for you. Good luck with finishing your WIP.
Very excited to hear you are taking part in Camp to finish Lily in the Shadows….YOU CAN DO IT! By the looks of things on twitter you have got off to a great start! Have a great week!