One Very Cool Way to Meet Your Writing Goals (Plus a Temporary Change)

Let's cut to the chase. I will no longer be blogging on Wednesdays. I'm having to cut back to posting once a week, and I chose Friday Features. I hope you agree that Friday Features offers the most value even though it does take more time to put together. So it stays.

Why am I cutting back?

Mostly school. It's my senior year of college, and it's crunch time. I have to finish up all of my classes before I can student teach in the spring, and I'm a bit behind. So I'm focusing on finishing those classes on time. I also have an 8-month old daughter who requires a lot of attention. You know how that goes.

However, please know that this is temporary. I will be back to blogging twice a week by early to mid-December. Meanwhile, you can expect Friday Features every...you guessed it: Friday. I might post on Wednesdays and Sundays, but it won't be the usual posts, except for the monthly WIP update and excerpt.

Which brings me to the next part of this post.

Here's what I might be posting on Wednesdays and/or Sundays instead.

One Very Cool Way to Meet Your Writing Goals

As you know, NaNoWriMo is coming up in a couple of weeks. A lot of people participate but admit it's a real challenge to write 50K in 30 days, especially when that includes Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

row80, row 80, writing challenge

So here's another neat writing challenge that "knows you have a life." It's called ROW80, and Kait Nolan started it. It's A Round of Words in 80 Days (get it? Around the world in 80 days? Yeah, it took me a while, too). You write a blog post with your writing goals for that round, then you check in every Wednesday and Sunday with your progress. You can also get creative with it, like E.M. Castellan does.

This round of ROW80 started a couple of weeks ago but feel free to jump in any time. I really want to, although I'm still trying to think of how I can make it a bit more fun than just an update on my writing goals. What would you like to see?

How's your writing (and life) coming along? Have you done ROW80 before?