About ROW 80
Kait Nolan created a writing “challenge” meant to be more flexible, meant to foster butt-in-chair-every-day habits for writers to contrast the kill-yourself-working style of NaNoWriMo. It’s called A Round of Words in 80 Days. Each round is 80 days long, four rounds a year with breaks in between. Goals are whatever you want them to be as long as they’re measurable.
- 5000 words a week on In Need of Luck, until done. [Edit: Oh, I guess my CampNaNo goal makes this more like 7000/week. That seems much more intimidating!]
- Reading, related to writing
- Finish reading River City Empire (related to next possible writing project) by the end of April.
- New descriptions/categories/tags for Weordan books. (April 15th)
- Brainstorm alternate tags for books already published.
So, I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo in April. But! Only with a 30K word goal. My goal in April is to write 30K on In Need of Luck *or* finish the book. I’ve maintained pace for the first four days and the manuscript is at 58,138. I don’t know if there’s 26,000 more words of story left. (I’m never good at figuring out how long a novel’s going to be.)
My goals for June and July are a little hazy at this point. If I finish In Need of Luck on time, Eric will give it a read/rewrite and, if there are no huge problems, it’ll go off to beta readers. In the meantime, Eric and I are going to workshop some plot ideas for the David P. Abbot novel. If we hit upon something compelling, I’ll be writing that until critiques of In Need of Luck come in. If we don’t come up with a good idea for Abbott, we’ll start thinking about the next Luck book.
Please, check out how other Round of Words participants are doing with their goals.