About the 60-Day Edit Cycle


During the 60-Day Edit cycle, writers work for sixty days (May and June) to edit the 85,000 words they wrote during the 90-Day Write cycle. Inspired by the red pen, the 60-Day Edit cycle is color-coded red.

Where to Find 60-Day Edit Content on this Site:

  • 60-Day Edit Box (this box – always located in the center of the homepage)
  • Blog (see “Blog” in the horizontal main menu bar at the top of the homepage)
  • Forum (see “Forum” in the horizontal main menu bar at the top of the homepage)
    Note: Our Forum is a members-only Forum. To access our Forum, you will have to register for the 85K Writing Challenge. Membership is free and grants full access to the features of this site.

Areas of the Site Closed During the 60-Day Edit Cycle:

When we are in the 60-Day Edit cycle (May and June) you will not find “new” content in the following sections of the site:

  • 90-Day Write
  • 60-Day Prep
  • 60-Day Publish
  • 30-Day Finish

Content for these sections will open when the respective cycles are taking place.

Content on the Site Follows this Calendar:

Here’s peek at our 12-month calendar. Content on our website follows this schedule:

IMAGE: Year at a glance chart for the 85K Writing Challenge.

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Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from first word to first reader.

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