Round 1 Check-in 1/16/19

Sunday ended up being an interesting check-in.  While I hadn’t planned it, the post became more of a discussion piece than an actual check-in, enough so to make me wonder if I shouldn’t bring back one of the original features of the ROW80…  the Sponsor Post.

To be so skilled…. (Ray Massey  via GettyImages)

Well, a bit of warning…  if I do, it won’t be until Round 2.  I personally have all the plates in the air that I can juggle at the moment (and judging by the shards on the floor, a few more than that).  But I’d happily bring back the ROW80 Sponsor program if you all are interested.

Until then, let me know if discussion topics like this appeal to you.  (If you have questions of your own, please feel free to post them here or in our FB group.  You can even tag us in Twitter at the #ROW80 hashtag.)

For my addition to the conversation, I want to add this article on decision-making I saw in the New Yorker.  After reading all of your comments and check-ins, it seems a lot of us struggle with what we mean when we call ourselves Writers.  I mean, it’s easy to say Writer’s Write as Alberta Ross made very clear in her sponsor post of 2013.  Still, we all have a slightly different impression of what else is involved, the image of a writer that we aspire to become (to use the term of the New Yorker article).

So, let me make a small “challenge within our challenge”…

Post an image of the writer you aspire to be

The image can be a picture, a meme, a descriptive passage… Let’s see what we can discover and share about our craft with each other.

Take some time to think about this and see if you can come up with something by next Wednesday.  Until then, let us know how you’re doing toward reaching those goals you set.  As always, post them in the comments or on our Facebook group.

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6 thoughts on “Round 1 Check-in 1/16/19

  1. I’m making progress. I attempted the Flash Fiction Friday thing this morning but it’s more like a character development bit that belongs with something else than a stand alone story. http://writetothelimit.com/row80-week-3-wednesday-check-in

    I really liked having the discussion topic on Sunday’s check in. It was interesting to see the other responses and see that there are others struggling with it. It also gave me something to add to my check in post where I can go back and see it later. Maybe this time next year, my answers will be different.

    1. Discussion posts can be a lot of fun. Sometimes they can be a burden, but the occasional discussion actually makes doing this “worth it”, if you take my meaning. So discuss away. 😉

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