Really… Round 3 starts tomorrow, so there is no new linky, no new posts until Wednesday. But I just wanted to stop in an make sure you all knew where to post your goals (and sign up if you’re new to the ROW80). 😀
Let us know what you have planned for the next 80 days..
I know… late again.
I did mean to post this on Sunday, but, well… with our wedding anniversary on Thursday and a lot of chaos that day beyond our planned distractions, the weekend became regulated to all things non-internet, including the ROW80.
We are mid-break, so no one needed to check-in nor did anyone miss a linky, but I probably should have warned people there wasn’t supposed to be a Sunday post.
Sorry. Though… I do have to confess; it was nice. We had lovely weather and spending some time away from my computer enjoying it, felt good. And a long weekend with my awesome family just can’t be beat either… 😀
But now it’s time to get back to the grind, so to speak. Time to make a plan and set some goals for upcoming Round 3. It starts on July 3rd (which may, depending on your nationality, inspire some revolutionary creative sparks).
So here is your new “Goals linky”. Remember… S.M.A.R.T. goals where you can will get you where you want to be. But also. remember to enjoy the journey as much as the dreamed-for destination.
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! 🙂
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)
Yes, we do know you have a life and you are busy getting words written, networking, editing, marketing… but we’d appreciate if you’d check-in with us so we can cheer you on. Here’s the linky so you can:
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. 😉
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.
Tell us about your experience at the linky: