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Round 2 10th Wednesday Check-in

Yes, I know what I said Sunday…  but come to find out (after a small discussion over salad with Shan Jeniah, one of our FB page admins), I had been right with my numbering all along.  I just was messed up because somewhere in all the chaos that is my head (image is accurate representation), I was thinking that a round of 80 days should somehow equate to 10 weeks.  Yeah…  I used to be so good at math too.  :-/

Anyway, for all the other screw-ups I’ve made lately, I do know I’m right about this…  it’s time for another check-in linky (and yes, I know what I did wrong with the last one, and we shouldn’t see that happen again).  So here you go.  A happy little blue froggie just waiting for you to visit and share your progress.

Have a great Wednesday!

Round 2 (2nd) 8th Check-in

Did someone say “Wibbly Wobbly”?

I really don’t know how it happened, but somehow the counter and I just don’t speak the same language.  So according to the counter, we still have one more week to this Round of Words.  Great news for those of us who might be a bit frustrated with our progress (or in my case, my near-lack of progress) with words.  It might even be a relief to those of you who are doing great and don’t really want to lose momentum during our week-long break between rounds.

Either way… THIS is now the end of the 8th week of Round 2 (which of course means, we’re going to have another Wednesday “week 9” check-in too…  Yeah, it seems time travel is a thing).  That means a whole new linky and more chances to write, write, write (and edit and market and…  you know). Whatever you’ve got going, tell all at the linky. (or at least as much as you’re comfortable sharing)

Warning…  this week’s linky is really acting up.  You can try it, but if you want, feel free to leave your progress in the comments section or at our FB page for this check-in:

Round 2 9th Wednesday Check-in

Wow…

I don’t know if I’ve participated in a Round of Words that has rushed by quite so fast for me.  True, nearly three weeks traveling ‘across The Pond’ probably didn’t help my sense of time flying out of control…  Even taking that into account, this Round—heck, this year—seem to be in a hurry to be done.

And I feel like I’ve only just started!  😉

Nevertheless, we have only two more weeks before the end of Round 2.  How’ve you been doing on those goals you set way, way back at the beginning of April?  Progress?  Con…  I mean regressing?  Skating along smoothly?  Chugging along fitfully like The Little Engine That Could (like me!)?

No matter where you are…  let us know at the linky:

PS: If you’re looking for some other writing-related, social media fun, here’s a Google Docs list of writing-themed events you can participate in daily. I you can think of more, let us know. (credit for the list: Mica Scotti Kole)

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:

2nd Sunday Check-in Round 2

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.

And So It Begins…

I didn’t post yesterday (though I probably should have scheduled this for last night) because, as always, our new Round of Words starts on Monday, not on a Sunday.  We are now officially into Round 2, and our first check-ins (official…  I know some people have posted check-ins anyway) will be Wednesday.

If you haven’t set our your goals for this coming round, there is still time to post them at the linky at the bottom of our goals post.

Until Wednesday then…  write well.Oh, and as a quick “Thank you” (and if you’re interested in more challenges) check out Lindsay Lovin’ Life who kindly added the ROW80 into her list of 17 Blog Challenges to Try in 2017.

Wednesday Check-in Week… Hmm!

Well, I miscounted it seems.   I thought today would be the last check-in of Round 1, but it’s not.  We have 8 more days to go.  (At least, the grand “X Days to Go” counter on the sidebar seems to be working right.)

The good news is that gives you an extra week to plan your goals for Round 2!

Until then…  just give us your progress at the froggie: