The journy begins…a round of words in 80 days

ROW80LogocopyDespite the dismal weather, the dark skies and freezing temperature, I’m feeling sunny this morning! It’s the first day of my new adventure – a round of words in 80 days (ROW80). I’m sure some of you will be wondering how I’m going to achieve such a feat – I mean, it involves setting goals. I actually have to plan for something. So you’ll be shocked to read the rest of this post because I actually have things in black and white! Make sure you’re sitting down because, here they are – my writing related goals for the next 80 days.

Blogging Goals

  1. Develop Author Spotlight Section at Writing Room 101
  2. Update the adventures of Lance Legion at least once per week
  3. Find a theme and update the layout for Nat Hobson (pen-name)

Writing Goals

New project (no title)

  1. Decide on title for new project!
  2. Write 8,000 words per week

Editing Goals

Fractured – Novella to form part of an anthology

  1. Edit 1 Chapter per week

ROW80 Sponsor duties

  1. Visit my group twice weekly
  2. Visit other ROW80 contributors as time permits

So there you have it, my goals (baby-steps, people!).

I’m really looking forward to my duties as a sponsor because it’s one of the things I love about blogging the most – supporting other writers. So, with that said – I look forward to spending time with you all 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.




I admire you for taking on so much. Best of luck with it all 🙂

Welcome, welcome, welcome! =D

These seem like solid, attainable, fun goals to me! You’ve got this!

They seem like great goals! You may be a sponsor, but consider optimistic Rachel your cheerleader! Goooooo Mel! 😀

Cool! I’ve actually never heard of the 80 day thing. What is it?

I won’t do this this year, but maybe next. I need an inspiration for my fiction writing. Right now, I’m in the middle of non-fic series that I want to finish. I’ll be tracking your progress, Melissa!

Hi, there! Nice to “meet” you, and best of luck with your ROW80 goals! Add another fellow writer to your cheerleading section… 🙂

So glad you are joining in. the accountability factor really has helped me. Look forward to getting to know you better. Great goals by the way. I tend to write novellas as well. Is there a market?

    I definitely think there’s a market for the novella. I’ve certainly noticed a trend. I look forward to getting to know you better too. Thanks for the feedback and your kind words of welcome 🙂

Great goals, Mel! Baby-steps all the way to the finish! I’m sure you’ll do just fine; you seem to have a large cheering section already. 😀

    Thanks, Tammy. I feel blessed to be part of this diverse and wondrous group 🙂 I met some of the team by taking part in WIPpet Wednesday – best decision I ever made! Hope to catch up with you soon.

ROW80 definitely brings out the enthusiasm and support. Goals in black & white…that’s scary stuff. 😉

Those are some impressive goals. Good luck!

Welcome to ROW80 & congrats on your goal-setting! I take it it’s out of your comfort zone to set goals? Your writing goals appear to be ambitious but achievable. And happy sponsoring! I too love connecting with and supporting other writers. =*)

    Yes, I’m not a goal setter…I still have hives from yesterday! I do have them – in my head…so maybe I’m just afraid of commitment 😉 Thanks for the warm words of welcome – I hope to catch up with you soon.

Wow! You’ve set some pretty lofty goals! (And here I am, still thinking about the novel I was supposed to start during NaNoWriMo 2013, lol!) I hope you’re able to get through your list with ease. Good luck!

Lots of nice, measurable goals. Good luck this round!

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