#ROW80 Round 04 of 2012 – Goals

Hello friends! Tomorrow starts the next round of ROW80.

Don’t know what ROW80 is?

A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life.

We are all different and we all have different demands on our time.  Why should we all have the same goal?  The simple answer is that we shouldn’t.  If you want to be a writer, then you have to be able to roll with the punches and adapt to your changing circumstances.  If that means changing your goals when your life blows up, so be it.  ROW80 is the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life.

And the best part? The friends we make. The support. The sense of belonging to a tight group. Good stuff.

Anyway, I should talk about my goals, right?

My writing/revising/editing schedule is a wreck, so I’ll stick to weekly goals set every Sunday—which is also the day I post my check-ins. So I’ll state here the goals for this week, and next Sunday I’ll tell you how it went and state the goals for the next week. Okay?

Here it goes. The goals for the first week of ROW80:

  • Writing: work on DESTINY GIFT pre-edits. The deadline is Nov 20, but I want to send it to my editor at least a month earlier since I have too much on my plate … also, HHSW next set of edits should drop in at anytime and those need to be work on asap.
  • Reading: read book #56 of the year and finish critiquing my CP’s manuscript.
  • Social media: I want to spend LESS time on twitter and blogging—so I can get more writing done!
  • Exercising: at least 4x.


How about you? Even if you’re not on ROW80, what are your goals for the last three months of the year?

Let the fun begin!


8 Responses to #ROW80 Round 04 of 2012 – Goals

  • *mouth drops* You’re on book #56 this year? Wow! You are just killing it. I’m at #16, which is record for me. Best of luck with your goals :)
    Ryan King recently posted: A Round of Words in 80 Days – Round 4 GoalsMy Profile

  • This time, I WILL EXERCISE twice a week. You do well with that goal, so I’m hoping to get inspired by you, Juliana! Maybe your editing will inspire me too. ;)

    I like your goals. I also need to make my social media time more of a reward after meeting my writing/editing goals for the day. I love hanging out with friends and writers, but I need to get more done.

    Have a great round! I’ll be here to cheer you on!
    Julie Glover recently posted: #ROW80 Goals and InspirationMy Profile

  • Hi Juliana! I hope you kick this round off with a bang. Best of luck!!

  • Good luck with all your goals, Juliana! :)
    Lauralynn Elliott recently posted: Goals for Round 4 2012My Profile

  • Very nice goals for this week!! Especially all the ones that mean getting your stories ready to out into the world. Are you excited yet?

    My goals are half writing/reading and half get-my-life-in-order-before-2013. We shall see how that works out lol!

    Good luck with everything this round. I have a feeling it’ll be a great one!
    Lauren Garafalo recently posted: Hello, Round 4!My Profile

  • Right with you on spending less time on “platform” and more time on writing. I’ve been working for a while to teach myself to multi-task my platform activities. Not blog posts, but looking at email, while looking over tweets, tweeting out to people, perusing my blog subs, reading and tweeting a few – all in the same block (15-30 minutes in general). It does take some practice, but the result is a tighter more productive cycle for handling all of this.

    Best of luck in Round 4, Juliana :)
    Gene Lempp recently posted: ROW 4 – The SequelMy Profile

  • After a rough Round 3, I’m focusing on writing and being very flexibility with the little bumps we call life. I love that you are doing week-to-week goals. I look forward to cheering you on this round. I agree with you… it’s about the support.
    Tia Bach recently posted: Embracing Chaos: ROW80 Round 4 GoalsMy Profile

  • Hi Juliana! I toyed with the idea of having weekly goals for a while (since it works well for you) but I ended up deciding against it for this round. Best of luck with your goals, I’m sure you’ll do great! Oh, and I realized today that I wasn’t actually following your blog, although I have been visiting it almost everyday for the past few months, so it’s now done: I’m following your blog ;)
    EM Castellan recently posted: ROW80 Round 4 – Goals!My Profile

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