Round 2 8th Sunday Check-in

I want to mention something this check-in that we normally don’t talk about in the ROW80.  Yes, we call our challenge A Round of Words in 80 Days, but we usually focus on the writing end of that ‘word statement’.  But…  writing needs reading (even if it’s only writing for personal pleasure).

Some of our ROWers make a point in their check-ins to share their RIPs as well as news about their WIPs (Read and Works respectively, of course), but a lot of us don’t.  That’s okay…  Just wanted to say it’s awesome to hear about your favorite reads too.  Or if you’ve enjoyed a new blog or found a cool article on the web, let us know.  You might make someone else’s day just a bit more interesting (in a good way, I hope!) for the effort.

For your your wordly progress…  here’s your Sunday check-in linky:

PS: for those who might be interested, there is a Wednesday “What Are You Reading” bloghop hosted by Sam at “A World of Words“. Participants share their reading adventures: Past, Present, and Future…

Round 2 8th Wednesday Check-in

Art is everywhere

We all know that being creative is challenging… especially when it involves trying to make a living on that creativity. But there are good things about being writers and creators to be found in so many places. I took this photo tonight across the state-mandated ‘wet land’ the developers had to provide for drainage between our local Walmart and Lowes stores. It’s a bit of an environmental wreck, filled with litter, but… somehow in this waning sunlight, it was beautiful.

Our stories are like that too. Sometimes we get caught on the flaws and miss the magic of the words we’ve written until just the right light shines through. Then suddenly, we know we’ve got something good. It may need some work… but we’ve got this.

When was the moment you first realized you had something? Tell us about it… and let us know how you’re doing on those goals. Just follow the little blue froggie to the linky:

Round 2 7th Sunday Check-in

Round the Bend, Deluge in sight

I’m really starting to feel the end of the round inching its way up toward us already.  Wow!  How this year just seems to be flying by….  and it seems to only be getting busier and busier.

So how are you doing?  Do you have a pet project you are looking forward to as we head into the last few weeks of Round 2?  Any news you’d like to share with your fellow ROWers?  Leave a comment here or on our Facebook feed, and I’ll add it in upcoming posts.

And be sure to share news, progress and even the occasional giggle here at the linky:

Round 2 7th Wednesday Check-in

And…  we’re back on schedule (somewhat…  I almost forgot to do this several times today).

Round 2 is heading into the last weeks.  Time to look at your progress, or lack thereof, and start thinking about what you want to do for your next Round of Words…  besides just writing.  😉

Until then, here’s your linky:

Round 2 5th Sunday Check-in

Now that we’re in the middle of the round, it might be a great time to look over our progress and see if what we’re doing is working for us.  If you’re like me, pure pantser, yet struggling to keep track of it all… maybe you might want to take a page from Fallon Brown and try corralling that chaos.

You have to do what works best for you. Some may say so much organization will wreck creativity. But without it, I can’t even focus enough to tap into that creativity.  — When Chaos Descends

Be true to what works and doesn’t…  you can’t fix problems you don’t see.  Be “who you are” not what you want to be, as Elizabeth Mitchell says:

…let your voice ring true through all your writing, both on the blog during Row80 check-ins and in your longer creative writing efforts. A passion for a subject lights up the core of the writing done about it, and is mesmerizingly attractive.Be Who You Are

You can do this.  Just let us know at the linky: