I am so excited! I’m signing up for a writer‘s challenge, Round of Words in 80 Days, to keep on track with my writing. My lifestyle is about to change, next weekend, in fact,and I really need this challenge to keep me focused on writing my book.
My husband and I offered to bring my daughter’s two little girls to live with us for six months, while she complete’s her education. It’s such a struggle to make a living in this economic downturn without also not having the skills a person needs. So, we will be hosting our 6 and 2 year old granddaughters full-time until the end of the year.
I full of excitement and trepidation. I absolutely adore these two cherubs and know we have tons of fun. I also love my writing and am trying to finish my first novel, as well as keep up with this blog and marketing. Writing and all that goes with it is very time-consuming, as any writer knows. So, I’m just a teeny bit worried that I won’t have enough time to sit at my desk in quiet, so I can focus.
My hubs and I figured out a tentative schedule to allow me to write, him to work on his website and home projects, and still have time to eat, sleep and play with the girls. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’re able to stick to it more often than not.
Round of Words in 80 Days will offer me the flexibility of changing my goal, if necessary, in order to feel successful at the end and allow for life’s interruptions. What a great find this was for me! I found it only because I read a friend’s blog today. Gene Lempp has a list of links to beat the band! (wow, showing my age with that metaphor.) Go check out his very interesting blog here!
So, wish me luck in this challenge!
My goal for 80 days beginning July 4th will be 34,000 words, or approximately 136 pages.
With nothing else going on in my life, that number would be a snap. Being ‘with children’, that’s a realistically challenging number. Reaching that goal will put me more than halfway to the end of my novel. I would love to surpass that goal, but I will be ecstatic when I reach it!
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