Recently, I saw a tweet about #ROW80. A round of words in 80 is the "writing challenge that knows you have a life." I like this because 80 days is a decent amount of time, and with 4 rounds it lasts all year. I get to set my own goal, but there is a community to check-in. It will be like a new year's resolution that I keep! I even found a goal tracking app that I can check off each day.
Starting Jan 7th, I will write a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Since I'm working on editing/revising my first novel, I don't want to give myself a daily word count. As long as I'm doing something related to my novels--researching, brainstorming, drafting, editing, or revising,--it counts toward my goal. Facebook posts and tweets don't count.
I'm choosing to set my goal at 5 days a week rather than everyday because I want the goal to be attainable, and I know once in a while something might prevent me from writing. If I can get writing time every day, I get bonus points! (disclaimer: points are redeemable no where.)
During my work week, this endeavor will have to take place after the baby has gone to bed, and so I am keeping the time limit low. My supportive husband has already agreed to babysit for a few hours on fridays so I can have some in-depth writing time. The sad new is, my favorite cafe has closed, so I'll need to find a new writing place. Saturdays I'll have time while the baby is napping. Sundays are hectic for me, but I might be able to squeeze in a half hour.
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