I have been interested in joining a ROW80 round for the past year, but there were all these factors stopping me, school being a large one, but overall lack of motivation and writers block being another large factor. My worst issue as a writer is my inability to dedicate an amount of time each day to write. I blurt out my ideas, spending 3 hours one night, 5 minutes the next night, with no consistency or schedule. And I believe this really hurts me. So many times I have received the very smart tip to write everyday. I can not, for the life of me understand, why I don’t do this.
Anyway, so the purpose of ROW80 is to set a manageable goal for yourself, respecting the fact that although we are writers, our social lives through many curve balls in the way of our dedication. Throughout the round there are check ins; every Wednesday and Sunday you post your status, with the hope that in 80 days you have reached it.
I have been struggling with an idea for the better part of a year, and I really want to get a good chunk of my idea down on paper/computer. Hence, my challenge and goal is to write 100 pages by the end of the round. I know to many it may not seem like much, but I am trying to balance school, work, boyfriend and writing, and it isn’t perfect.
So 100 pages in 80 days, that is at least 9-10 pages a week. Here’s to New Year’s Resolution and challenges.