You know that song “What Does The Fox Say?” Well, at my house, we’ve acquired a new vulpine friend. Things is, he only shows up on ROW80 check-in days. So… I think this fox is saying… “How’s your ROW80 progress so far?”
Tell us at the linky. Quick before Mr. Fox sees that it’s a cute blue froggie.
Here we go again… time to check-in with your fellow ROWers and share how you’re doing! Is everything going awesome? Are the words getting easier or harder as the weather changes? Has the world collapsed around your MC (hint: it should, at least once or twice)?
I don’t know why, but when I saw this lovely hiding out in the media directory, I just had to post it. Kait had some cool banners that almost never got used. Does anyone have a favorite? Would anyone like to design or add new ones to our challenge pages? Creativity doesn’t just come in words.
And speaking of creative… how are you all doing with your goals? Making progress? discoveries? a mess?
Let your fellow ROWers know so we can cheer you on, hold your hand… and just generally be there for you.
Spring has sprung! At least that’s the case here in Upstate New York… you may have seen such signs for a few weeks now. Or, perhaps they’d come and gone months ago, and you are now looking at brilliant colored leaves and feeling the first hints of snow. I sympathize… after these pretties showed their faces last week, they were chased back into hiding by several days of chill and rain. Then Saturday morning, we woke to an inch plus of snow on the lawn.
Just goes to show how fast things can change.
That’s why, here at the ROW80, we suggest checking in with your fellow ROWers at least once, but preferably twice, a week. So, here’s the linky… tell us about all the new shinies in your creative life:
Can you believe we’ve already made it through one 80 day Round of Words and are hot into a second? That’s a lot of words, a lot of writing, and a lot of commitment (and a lot of alliteration!). But perhaps things aren’t going as well for you as you’d like… Maybe it’s that blank page in front of you. You know the one I’m talking about, the one without distractions that you are sure will keep you from your writing if you ‘give in’ to the temptation…
Well, far be it from me to say you should do things my way, but maybe what you need is to step away from the page for a moment and indulge your muse a little. Let me invite you to spend a moment with me in the ROW80 archives—way, way back to the very first Round of Words our founder Kait Nolan held—and two posts by our original sponsors:
No matter what your writing style is-whether you plot, procrastinate, write 12,000 words a weekend and nothing during the week, we are all taking on the commitment to write something every day for three months.
Remember that this is a journey, not a destination. It’s not how you get there, just that you do. And hopefully you’ll have a little fun while you’re at it.
Those two words are some of the most powerful a writer can use… The End. Sounds pretty intense, hm?
And well they should. This is the final day of the first Round of Words in 80 Days of 2017, and I don’t know about you all, but I feel like I need at least one or two more of these little darlings before things are working the way I’d like them too. That means goals and plans for Round 2 in 10 days, but no more check-ins until April 2nd. I will post a linky this coming Sunday for people to post their goals at, but there will be no post next Wednesday (unless someone wants to volunteer and write something inspirational 😉 )
Speaking of inspirational… do you know all the great people involved in the ROW80 these days? From our founder, Kait Nolan, to our Facebook admins, Shan Jeniah and Denise Young, to our great members… and even myself, the ROW80 is seething with friendly, inspiring creative types. If you have been peeking into our blogs but haven’t joined, why not do so in our upcoming Round 2?
For now, let’s just do our end-round check-in and assessment of our progress. Just add it to our linky: