The journy begins…a round of words in 80 days

ROW80LogocopyDespite the dismal weather, the dark skies and freezing temperature, I’m feeling sunny this morning! It’s the first day of my new adventure – a round of words in 80 days (ROW80). I’m sure some of you will be wondering how I’m going to achieve such a feat – I mean, it involves setting goals. I actually have to plan for something. So you’ll be shocked to read the rest of this post because I actually have things in black and white! Make sure you’re sitting down because, here they are – my writing related goals for the next 80 days.

Blogging Goals

  1. Develop Author Spotlight Section at Writing Room 101
  2. Update the adventures of Lance Legion at least once per week
  3. Find a theme and update the layout for Nat Hobson (pen-name)

Writing Goals

New project (no title)

  1. Decide on title for new project!
  2. Write 8,000 words per week

Editing Goals

Fractured – Novella to form part of an anthology

  1. Edit 1 Chapter per week

ROW80 Sponsor duties

  1. Visit my group twice weekly
  2. Visit other ROW80 contributors as time permits

So there you have it, my goals (baby-steps, people!).

I’m really looking forward to my duties as a sponsor because it’s one of the things I love about blogging the most – supporting other writers. So, with that said – I look forward to spending time with you all 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.


Published by mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

28 thoughts on “The journy begins…a round of words in 80 days

  1. I won’t do this this year, but maybe next. I need an inspiration for my fiction writing. Right now, I’m in the middle of non-fic series that I want to finish. I’ll be tracking your progress, Melissa!

  2. So glad you are joining in. the accountability factor really has helped me. Look forward to getting to know you better. Great goals by the way. I tend to write novellas as well. Is there a market?

    1. I definitely think there’s a market for the novella. I’ve certainly noticed a trend. I look forward to getting to know you better too. Thanks for the feedback and your kind words of welcome 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tammy. I feel blessed to be part of this diverse and wondrous group 🙂 I met some of the team by taking part in WIPpet Wednesday – best decision I ever made! Hope to catch up with you soon.

    1. Yes, I’m not a goal setter…I still have hives from yesterday! I do have them – in my head…so maybe I’m just afraid of commitment 😉 Thanks for the warm words of welcome – I hope to catch up with you soon.

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