Round of Words in 80 Days

Here I am, talking about New Years Resolutions again! In my last post, I talked about making realistic goals and having a plan. Well, I have a plan!

It’s called ROW80–Round Of Words in 80 days. It’s a writing challenge that happens 4 times a year and lasts for 80 days. And your goal can be anything you like as long as it’s measurable.

There are check-ins twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesday…keeps you accountable.

So, I made a list of my goals. Some are writing goals and some aren’t.

Writing goals for 2018:

Novel: I want to finish editing 1 chapter per week. I’ll do this on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Short Stories: I plan to write three short stories this year. I’ll do one for each of the first three quarters of the year and I’ll work on them on Thursday and Friday mornings.

Non-Writing Goals for 2018:


Painting: I’ll work on my painting three times a week in the afternoons, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Yoga: I walk everyday but I think I really need to do more physically active stuff. Yoga is amazing for the body and the mind. I used to do yoga regularly years ago and I felt amazing, more centred and relaxed. My plan is to join the YMCA and go to yoga classes in the evenings.Yoga







Blog: I know I’ve been away from my blog for a while–


I miss posting regularly and visiting my favourite blogging friends. Well, I’m baaaaaack! I’ll do my ROW80 posts on Sundays and Wednesdays and keep you posted on how the resolutions are going and how the novel is coming along. I enjoy posting the Friday 57, too. It’s a great way to get some insight on a novel and what the writing style is like. And I can’t forget my Daily Walk.  I’ll be posting pics of my walks throughout the week as well as some book reviews.

So there! That’s my plan. I hope I can stick with it. I find I get tired easily and have a hard time concentrating, so we’ll see how it goes. Having some structure and a plan in my life is a good thing. 


6 Replies to “Round of Words in 80 Days”

  1. Sounds like a great plan, Jo-Ann! Painting and Yoga are very relaxing and I need some similar activities in as well.

    You’re so organized. ❤ My biggest plan is to catch up on ARC’s. Best wishes!


  2. Welcome on into the ROW80, Jo-Ann. Looks like you’ve had a good look around and formulated a plan that should carry you for some time. To me, these seem like nicely focused goals. They feel flexible enough to move with your life and still allow a sense of structure.


    1. Thanks for the welcome, Eden! I just discovered ROW80 in the fall, and thought, that’s something I want to do in the new year to keep me accountable and on track 😉 Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be off to visit our other ROWers shortly!


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