Round 3 Week 10 Wednesday

Wednesday Cheer courtesy of

Happy Wednesday… hope you all are feeling energized with progress and creativity today.  Let us know in the comments, good or ill (hopefully good, of course, but even if not, we’d like to know so we can be here for you).


Round 3 Sunday Week 9

It’s the Sunday check-in.  Here in the balmy wilds of Upstate New York, we’re also enjoying the end of summer and the approach of Labor Day.  For some it’s time to send kids to school, for others, it’s time to gather up apple-picking equipment for the annual harvest.

Whatever way you celebrate this change of seasons, may you also do so with words and creative energy.

Remember, we’re leaving our check-ins here in the comments, either as a comment or a link for the rest of the ROWnd.

Round 3 Wednesday Week 9

Well come to another week of writing and progress and all-around good stuff.

At least I hope there’s been good stuff for you.  Let us know in the comments (or in the FB thread) how things are going. (We’ll be keeping with this “comments only” style of checking in for the rest of the year… or longer if you all find you prefer it).


Round 3 Week 8 Sunday

image courtesy: Facebook Symbols and Chat Emotions

Good Morning!

This may seem arbitrary… though it’s definitely not, but today I’m trying out the “not using the linky” for sharing our posts and progress.  It’s just that I realized I need a little time to see how the process will work for us (and if there are any adjustments I need to make) before I leave and have no chance of making other arrangements,

So here it is… this IS your check-in.  Post your links or progress here in the comments or on our FB page, and let’ make this thing happen, folks.

Round 3 Wednesday Week 8

I don’t have any specific Wednesday cheer to share with you…  well, save that it’s been a lovely couple of productive days (and that’s certainly reason enough to cheer in this house, wouldn’t you say?)

I do have a linky for you and my decision on how we’ll be handling things for our upcoming Round 4.  We won’t be using the linky (except for the Goals Post that I’ll make at the beginning of the ROWnd).  You’ll still have the option of leaving your links in the comments of the check-in posts here or on the pinned post of our Facebook group.

Just a little streamlining…  If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask

Round 3 Week 7 Sunday

Now smoothly past the middle of our Round of Words here, it’s time (at least if you’re me) to take stock of our progress, our achievements and failures (few though they surely must be*) and set out course to best make use of the remaining weeks.

Me?  I know I need to work on organization and streamlining this whole blogging process.

How about you?  Let us know at the linky or any of our other friendly methods of sharing:

* There are no failures in writing… well, except to not write ever. However, setbacks do exist, and they often have useful things to tell us.

Round 3 Wednesday Check-in 7

Hi all!

How about some more Wednesday cheer…  oh and a serious question from yours truly about the upcoming Round 4?

First, today’s cheer…

As some of you may know, things have been a little cray-cray here at Chez Mabee as we plot our move (first one in almost 20 years) to New Jersey.  It’s a project, and we have a few other projects to deal with just to make it happen.  That said, in the midst of all the doing and more doing, a local ROWer, Elizabeth Anne Mitchell, has helped with emotional support (and lots of writing encouragement even if we aren’t always posting our achievements).  So here’s my cheer to you, Elizabeth

Did I say I have a question for you about Round 4?  Well, I do.  You see, in addition to plotting a move and renovating our house, we’ve also got a decently long trip overseas happening right at the beginning of Round 4.  I can set up some pages, but I can promise to be here to run most of them after the first two weeks…  and that just isn’t fair to all of you.  The big issue is the linky….  so, would you all be okay with using the comments or the Facebook thread for your check-ins for Round 4?

If you hadn’t seen the FB thread, our delightful Denise Young will be hosting many of the blog posts for that time (that Thank You is for you too, Denise).

Think that’s it for today…

Oh! Here’s your linky for today:

Round 3 Week 6 Wednesday

Welcome back for some more Wednesday Cheer!

ROWers are an awesome bunch.  We write, we hold jobs, volunteer, have families…  and some of even publish our stories.  😀  Let’s give a quick cheer to ROWer Gloria Weber who recently published her short story The Mermaid and the Snail with Aurora Wolf publishing.  You can find a link to the piece, and her other works, here on her blog.

Cheers to you, Gloria!

And as always, if you have some Wednesday cheer you’d like to pass along, let me know.

Until then, how about a linky?

Round 3 Week 5 Sunday

Have any of you ever spent too much time browsing Pinterest?  My latest addiction there (beyond the clothing style images, the home design images and the potential character images is now…  word images.

Here’s one that seems perfect for we ROWers:

If only it were always that easy, eh?

Then again, art is art is art. Crafting words involves as much design and detailing as sculpture or orchestration.

So here’s to the perfect (or at least pretty darned awesome) words and phrases we’ll come up with… Tell us about yours at the linky: