Just a snowy (for us in the “Great White North”) Sunday check-in near the end of the round.
Have a great word-filled day….
Can you believe how fast this 80 day journey has gone? With only 14 days left, and this being Round 4 already, time really is just whooshing by. For some of us this a good thing, for others… perhaps not so much. The available moments become fewer and further in between the din of other demands, but while they’re here, we need to take those precious bits and hold onto them. Carpe Diem isn’t just an old saying. And it’s not just about the words or the stories, but the lives and the people that make those things meaningful.
It’s also time for me to start asking for sponsors for Round 1 2018. The duties are few, but the rewards are pretty awesome given our friendly community. If you want to know more, feel free to email me at mousefir (at) gmail (dot) com or leave a comment here or on the FB thread. And look here for some of the basics…
And as always, since this is a check-in… here’s the linky. Feel free to post here or on our FB page, whichever suits you best:
I see you peeking.
It’s okay, really. It’s just it’s Sunday, that’s all. Hope I didn’t disturb you too much, but since you’re awake now, why don’t you get that check-in post you’ve been writing in your head the last two days on the page? (Yeah, I know November was a busy month, but look how much you accomplished! Don’t you want to celebrate that?)
Rest well, but let us know about all your awesome progress via the linky or on our FB page (or as our awesome sponsor, Shan Jeniah says, both!):
As Shan Jeniah noted on our Facebook page, we’re now well past the half-way point and heading into Week 9 of this Round of Words. Time to start looking at how things have been going and shift focus if necessary to end this year and this ROWnd out with a bang. And maybe time to even peek into the future to see what the next ROW80 could bring…
Whatever your state of being is at the moment, why not take a few minutes to let us know how you’ve been doing—here or on the FB page—so we can help cheer you on toward a climatic finale.
Well, at least here in the US, that’s what a turkey might say this weekend, now that national feasting day (otherwise known as Thanksgiving) is done. For us more featherless peeps, it’s a bit more stressful. But there are little celebrations going on here and there… Hopefully you are already planning yours. And if not…
Well, why not tell us at the linky?
I’m so sorry, ROWers! Between death by a thousand papercuts (my husband’s name for when one suddenly is landed with a bunch of little errands—often requiring little trips in several directions) and having a blow out migraine on top of a head cold, I was just not with it last night and totally forgot to post the linky.
Hopefully that didn’t slow you all down and now that our amazing Shan Jeniah has alerted me (she already posted a link for you to use on the Facebook Page)… here you go, a brand new progress linky.
Hope you have an amazing week!
Have you ever tried doing something you’ve always believed you couldn’t do?
How did you feel about that moment when you finally chose to take that step? Did you even feel like you had a choice? Was it simply the best choice you could make in a sea of bad choices? Or did you boldly step forward, knowing that you needed to try this thing, to prove something to yourself or to another.
How did you feel?
This is the place our characters need to be… maybe they actively want this thing you’re having them do. Maybe they dread it horribly.
But they need to change, to be frightfully aware that they are leaving their comfort zone.
Because that is where the story is… and we want to hear about it.
We’re going into our seventh week of this round, and it’s becoming one of those challenging Rounds of Words that leave one gaping. That’s why the ROW80 works though. Because Life Happens. We don’t always roll smoothly through the tossing and heaving that occurs when the more cataclysmic events take us along for the ride, but we do roll. We roll, and then we write about the experience… somehow.
Whatever Life is tossing at you, may the ROW80 help you find the balance to keep rolling.
Today, in the US, it is Veteran’s Day (I am writing this on Saturday). In other parts of the world, it is called Remembrance Day. Whichever the name you use, the theme is service to one’s country and people and the losses of war. For those among us who have served… matter how they have served… or love(d) someone who has served, may today be full of memories of comfort and joy and welcome. Since we’re writers, perhaps today is a perfect time to celebrate the lives of those who have given of themselves in story.
If you have a tale to tell… here’s the linky. If not, just share your progress and news.
Another week, more words… well, perhaps not a whole week, but that’s no bad thing, is it? We’ve got words coming, we’ve got holidays coming… even if the days are getting shorter, there’s a lot of great things to be excited about.
Here’s a huge cheer for you all and everything you’ve done.
Oh, yeah, and a linky too: