Finish Line! Celebrate Your Round 2 Wins.

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Round 2 is drawing to a close. This round officially ends on Thursday, June 25 (so we’ve got a bit more time to finish off those last-minute writing sprints and what-not).

Remember to celebrate your successes, big and small! Share your final goals’ check-in with us on Facebook or Discord or in the comments below. And remember to share the love!

We’ll see you next round! Stay safe, be kind, and happy writing!


Round 2 Ends This Week!

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Round 2 is almost at an end–just a few more days before we officially wrap things up on Thursday, June 26. What a strange (and sometimes sad) 80 days it’s been.

It’s okay to be gentle on ourselves if we found our energies drawn to other areas of our lives. It’s also okay to celebrate successes, big or small.

Remember not to compare yourself or your achievements to anyone else’s. After all, the only writer you should compare yourself to is the one you were yesterday!

So, share away–either in the comments below, in the Facebook group, or on Discord!

Stay safe, and happy writing! 

Sunday Check-in: Home Stretch

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Round 2 ends on June 25! We’re so close!

 Are you getting ready to celebrate the sweet taste of success this round? Remember to celebrate, no matter how small the steps taken forward.

Share your goals below, in the Facebook group, or with us on our Discord server. Stay safe, be kind, and happy writing!

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Changes on the Horizon for ROW80

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First of all, thanks to all of you who chimed in during the Facebook Group discussion about A Round of Words in 80 Days. Shan and I are dedicated to making sure this group serves as many writers as possible. To do that, we want to keep up with the changing ways technology is a part of our daily lives.

After much discussion, we’re moving away from blogging as our primary update tool. So, starting in Round 3, if the whole biweekly check-in post thing was overwhelming for you, never fear: you’ll be able to join us on Facebook or Discord for your check-ins (details pending).

We’re also toying with the possibility of doing monthly themed writing chats via Zoom or a similar platform, and hosting weekly writing sprints as well. Stay tuned!

Thanks for being part of the ROW80 community! I’ll be continuing these posts through the end of Round 2, on June 25! So, as always, share your posts and updates below!


Midweek Check-in: The (Amusing) Writing Life

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Whenever I tell people I’m a full-time writer, I often get the response, “Oh, I wouldn’t be able to do that. I’d get distracted and play with the cat.”

Well, there is some of that. I do spend a fair amount of time playing with the cat, staring into an open refrigerator, or delighting in the antics of the neighborhood squirrels. But in between that? There’s writing!

What about you? What response do you get when you tell people you’re a writer? (Full-time or part-time or whenever you can find the time–doesn’t matter!)

Also, we’ve got a few more weeks of Round 2. How are those goals coming along? Share away!

May 31: Sunday Check-in

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Round 2 ends on June 25. How are your goals coming along? I hope you’re making plenty of progress! I started the Round slowly, feeling a bit stuck, but as the sunshine emerges and the days grow longer, a bit more creative energy is buzzing. I hope it’s the same for you!

Share your updates below or in the Facebook group–and don’t forget to share the love!

Dreams with Deadlines: A Midweek Check-in:

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They say goals are dreams with deadlines. How are you progressing with your goals? Are you making your dreams come true, stubbornly shaping your own reality?

We’re here to cheer you on! Share your latest midweek check-in with us below or on Facebook.

Stay safe, be kind, and happy writing!