Thursday, December 30, 2010


Part of my goal for 2011 is to regain my life. Step 1? Start writing again. So....I'm going to take up ROW80.

ROW80 or A Round of Words in 80 Days challenges writers to take one, mesurable goal, and accomplish it in 80 days.

I choose, for this round, a very simple goal: write 30 minutes a day. Not research, not plot, but write. I need to keep clear it in my mind that it should be part of my WIP and not a blog post or twitter chat. I also need to state that I can plot and research, but that does not go into the 30 minutes of writing.

So, I've gathered my writing tools into one place (my favorite fountain pen, my notes, and my research books, plus I'm going to update my Scrivener software today to 2.0) and I've made myself a little chart.

Starting January 3, 2011, I'm going to write for 30 minutes straight. If I write more? Great. However, I cannot go less than 30 minutes.

That's my goal and I'm stickin' to it.

For more info on ROW80:


  1. I think that's a great goal. I've tried to establish reasonable goals for myself, too. Things I'm pretty sure I can accomplish on a regular basis for an extended period of time. Congrats on finishing your Masters! I know what you mean about feeling like your life is at loose ends. I think writing regularly will help us both. I look forward to your updates, and wish you lots of luck.

    By the way, have you read Stephen King's "On Writing" or Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird"? Both encouraging books for the writer.

  2. Great goal! Good luck with it. I like your 2011 motto of "Take Back Your Life." I think we could all benefit from that.

  3. I must say that it is very interesting