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A Round of Words in 80 Days – My Goals

While this is technically the 4th Round of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) this year, it is my very first time participating.

I therefore might not have given this as much thought as others surely have, but I’m pretty spontaneous once I’ve switched on my mind’s “Creative” setting, so here goes, I suppose.

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My writing goals:

  • Write a short story each day. Poems also permitted. No matter what word count.
  • Alternate often between writing in English and German to build up more German stories (it IS my native language, after all)
  • Write in at least 4 genres other than fanfiction (but fanfic is also fine!)

My blogging goals:

  • Update Study. Read. Write. five times per week, even if it’s just a picture with writing prompts or inspiration
  • Update my travel blog Fernweh & Wanderlust at least 3 times a week, even if it’s just a travel-inspiring picture or recipe
  • Start German to English translation of Gap Year journal to include on Fernweh & Wanderlust

That’s probably a lot to be getting on with….


15 thoughts on “A Round of Words in 80 Days – My Goals”

  1. Welcome to ROW80! It was my first round last time and it was a pretty impulsive choice but it was great fun and I met heaps of new people. 😀 Best of luck with all your goals, especially the one to widen the genres you write. 🙂


    1. Thank you very much! I would just like to practice other genres. I’ve written action/drama before, an a subplot that was decidedly murder mystery,but I want to try others and see how I do! Impulsive choices are the best!


  2. Welcome to ROW80! I’m totally jealous of your ability to write fluently in two languages. How very cool! Do you notice that writing in German brings out different kinds of stories or cultural markers than writing in English does? Do the different genres bring out different themes or different aspects of recurring themes in your writing?


    1. I’ve lived in English-speaking countries for years and it’s got to a point where I consider it “my” language. Now I find that I can express myself better in English. I’ve worked as a journalist in Germany, so a lot of my German stuff seems to be a bit blunt as I’m so used to writing to the point that I find it hard to be more descriptive.


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