Confession time: How’s your New Year’s resolution going? Did you set unrealistic writing goals that you now see you have no hope of achieving? Or were you like me and set no resolutions at all because you knew you’d forget about them or give up on them before February even hit?
Yesterday I found out about ROW80, a new writing challenge that aims to help you set realistic goals. The whole point of ROW80 isn’t to write a novel in 30 days like NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) because, let’s face it, most of us have other commitments. Perhaps super-humans can write a novel in a month, but I can’t.
ROW80 intends to help you set goals that will lead to lasting improvement and change.
So here’s my challenge to you–read Kait Nolan’s post explaining A Round of Words in 80 Days: The Writing Challenge that Knows You Have a Life, and tell us your ROW80 goal. Mine is to edit at least one chapter a day on the work-in-progress I’m writing with Lisa. Not a huge goal, but I think it will help get me back on track. The writing I have to do to make money often gets in the way of the writing I really want to be doing.
If you don’t want to start late (Round 3 started yesterday), how many of you would be interested in participating in Round 4 (starting October 3, 2011)? I would love to see as many of us participate in Round 4 as possible and hold each other accountable. What do you think?