About the 60-Day Prep Cycle

60-Day Prep: August & September

During the 60-Day Prep cycle, writers work for sixty days to prep for publishing. Prepping to publish encompasses a variety of tasks, from marketing and branding, establishing an online presence, and connecting with others at industry events. Inspired by traffic cones and construction sites, the 60-Day Prep cycle is color-coded orange.

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

  • 60-Day Prep Box (this box – always located in the center 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.
  • Content from last year’s 60-Day Prep cycle is now located under “Blog Archive” in the horizontal main menu bar at the top of the homepage

Areas of the Site Not Active During the 60-Day Prep Cycle:

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

  • 90-Day Write (Jan-Mar)
  • 60-Day Edit (May & Jun)
  • 60-Day Publish (Oct & Nov)
  • 30-Day Finish (Apr, Jul, Dec)

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: 85K Writing Challenge Year-At-A-Glance Calendar

Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

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