I can hardly believe that Round 2 is over. But it is. You can read about the awesome here. And now it is time to sign up for A Round of Words in 80 Days: Round 3!
If you are NEW to ROW80, WELCOME! If you wandered over and are wondering what the heck ROW80 IS, please allow me to enlighten you. The uber details About post describing where ROW80 came from and why I started it is here, but here’s the short version:
A Round of Words in 80 Days is exactly what it sounds like. It is a writing challenge that runs for 80 days.
How is it different from other writing challenges?
Well apart from being longer than most writing challenges (NaNoWriMo being the one most folks are familiar with), ROW80 allows YOU to set YOUR GOAL (You’ll wanna read this post about what constitutes an actual measurable GOAL). We don’t presuppose that everybody has the same needs, the same level of productivity, or the same schedule. When the challenge starts, you might be in the middle of a WIP. Or you might be on revisions. Everybody’s different. You take whatever project you are working on, in whatever stage it is in, and you figure out a goal for it, share it with us in a blog post that you link to when the challenge begins, and you join our community of dedicated writers and fellow cheerleaders. Don’t feel limited to fiction. We’ve had non-fiction writers on here as well as one participant who was working on her dissertation!
And here’s the clincher about what makes ROW80 different from all the other writing challenges out there: We recognize that you have a life. It’s all well and good to think that you can put your job and family and responsibilities on hold for a month or more to hammer out a book, but it’s not realistic. Hundreds of thousands of people start NaNo and only a fraction actually SUCCEED. Because life happens. It gets in the way. And real writers have to find a way to cope with it and STILL GET THE WORK DONE. So in light of the fact that we know you have a life, ROW80 allows you to change your goal should you need to.
And since we all want to (presumably) be writers rather than hobbyists, we need a challenge that happens more than once a year. A Round of Words in 80 Days happens FOUR times a year.
Round 3 begins on July 4th.
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If you intend to participate, add your blog to the linky below. Do you have to have a blog? Yes. Here’s why. We’ve got a whole 10 days until the round begins, so feel free to just link to your main blog here. Your GOAL POST will be made on the actual starting day, which is, again, July 4th.
Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list of other ROW80 participants…
Done? Great. Now grab your official ROW80 badge from the sidebar there to show your ROW80 pride and don’t forget to TELL YOUR OTHER WRITER FRIENDS.
See you on the 4th!