About the 60-Day Publish Cycle

60-Day Publish: October & November

Every October and November, for sixty days, discussion on the website focuses on how to publish that year’s 85,000 words. Whether traditional, hybrid, indie, or micro, the path toward publishing is unique to every writer and every piece of writing.

The 85K Writing Challenge encourages writers to pursue publishing when the time is right for them, which may or may not be during the months the topic of publishing is discussed.

Whether querying agents or hiring book cover designers and placing your book on sale, October and November are dedicated to publishing efforts, knowing the actual outcome of desired results may take much longer the 60-Day Publish cycle.

Inspired by prosperity and growth, the 60-Day Publish cycle is color-coded green.

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

  • 60-Day Publish 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 Publish cycle is now located under “Blog Archive” in the horizontal main menu bar at the top of the homepage

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

When we are in the 60-Day Publish cycle (October and November) 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 Prep (Aug & Sep)
  • 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: Year At A Glance

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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