Challenges motivate me. Mom and I spent many years working on Depression Cookies. From the idea spark to publication was ten years. We want to write a sequel in one year while keeping our blog momentum going. No small task. It's summer!
Yesterday, I spoke about a community of writers. Just last Friday I participated in Novel Publicity's Karmic-Liking Friday. Through this I met fellow writer, Yves Brown McCalin who yesterday posted about the A Round of Words in 80 Days challenge. The stars aligned! And again I have my writing community to thank.
The concept of ROW80 is for participants to focus on their writing. The challenge happens four times a year with slight breaks in between. This is Session Three, which officially started July 4th. The challenge: choose a measurable goal (not just I'm going to write more often) and commit to it for the 80-day session. There are twice-a-week checkins on Wednesdays and Sundays where you will update the progress on your goal to the website and/or #ROW80 on Twitter. For more details, please visit http://aroundofwordsin80days.wordpress.com/about/.
My Goals for the Eighty-Day Challenge:
* 750 words a day on my WIP (six days a week, even diets allow for a cheat day or life's insanity), otherwise known under the working title of Depression Cookies II.
* Blog 4-5 times per week on Depression Cookies and a minimum of 3 books reviewed per month on Mom in Love with Fiction. The Ultimate Blog Challenge will continue to motivate me to post frequently in July!
* Read two books (in the 80 days) on Writing.
I'm excited to begin this challenge, and I'll update here how it's going. If only there was a challenge for keeping my house cleaned, kids happy, husband happy, etc. I'd be set.
What part of your life is in need of a Challenge?