Goals

Round 2 10th Sunday Check-in

Looks like we’re still having some technical difficulties here at the blog with our linky-tool.  Please, let me know at the comments if something isn’t quite right, so I can try to fix it (though…  not this evening, but soonish).  Otherwise…  leave us a linky to your blog so we can come over, say “hi” and see how you’re doing.

And have a happy, sun-shiny Sunday! 🙂

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 4th Wednesday Check-in

Getting to that mid-point…  just one more week.  It might be a good time to start thinking about how your goals are working for you.  Some of you are just finishing up your CampNaNo counts or the A-to-Z blogging challenges.  Some of you are just plugging along, doing a bit every day to keep the words flowing.

Whatever you do, may it bring you joy.  And then you can tell us all about it at the linky.  😉

Round 2 – 1st Sunday Check-in

The Blank Page

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:

  • a quote from: Problem Solving, Inc.  by Andrew Mocete
  • Staring at that blank page or ugly looking chapter may seem unproductive, but it’s telling your brain what you’re doing is a priority.   It’ll get the message and help you reach your goals.

  • a quote from: Productive Procrastination by Stacy Wallace Benefiel
  • 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.

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