Starting A Round of Words in 80 Days

Finally, a writing challenge for people who have a life or are exceedingly busy, tired, and/or just plain lazy.


Every year, I am gung-ho on NaNoWriMo, and every year, I fail spectacularly. I did complete a 30-day blog challenge, and I couldn’t have done it without writing in advance, using some of my fiction works in progress to prop up the later part of the month, and double-dipping my other blog’s postings.

I am quick to sign up for challenges…and I am quick to admit failure and never finish.

But I am trying again. This time with A Round of Words in 80 Days. This challenge is a play off the Jules Verne novel, and it means what it says. You pick a goal that works for you, and you do it in 80 days.

Word. I can do that because writing 40,000 words in a month and 30 blogs in 30 days damn near wore me out.

For this challenge, my challenge and goal is to complete 8,000 words on my fiction work. That’s 100 words a day. That’s a low bar, but I have friends in low places, so me and low bar know each other quite well.

100 words a day can be done even with the life I have. As of right now, life in my calendar is all about service commitments, Scandal, Sunday brunch, and exercise.
The 2nd round of 80 days started April 1, so I am a bit behind, but so far, I have hit my weekly goal of 700 works. Woot woot!
More to come on the challenge since weekly reports are due Sundays and Wednesdays.

Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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