Goals

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.

Tell us about your experience at the linky:

Rocky Wednesday Check-in

Well, there you go…  off to a rocky start already!

Hopefully the few hours delay won’t cause you all a lot of problems, but at least, the post is here now, right?

As always, post your progress at the linky and check-in with your fellow ROWers.  Let’s make this a great ROWnd (hiccups not included)!

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.

Sunday Check-in Home Stretch

We really are in it now. Wednesday’s check-in will be the last one of Round 1. Can you believe it? That means there’s just ten more days after that before Round 2 starts. 😉

Seriously though, this is a milestone whether you realize it or not. You’ve done nearly 80 days of committing to yourself, setting goals and following them through. Or not… Maybe you started the ROW80 late this year. Maybe you discovered you really hated the goals you were trying to achieve and have only been following them out of stubbornness. Maybe you really were just not keeping up with the goals the way you’d planned.

That’s okay. Round 2 is another chance for you to show your stuff.  Remember it takes at least 66 days for something to become a habit (not 21).

Here’s the linky: let us know your progress, your plans… basically whatever you need

* Linky trivia for the day: When I cleared out the old links for today’s post, I found that we had had 127 click-throughs to our blogs two weeks ago.

Sunday Check-in Week 9

Late again, but here… Been thinking about the upcoming ROWnd 2 a bit more than what is left of this one. Which is not doing me any favors, it seems.

A local Zen teacher/friend of mine says, “A lot of our problems come from not being present in the moment.”  This is one definite example of that.

And yet, it is time to start thinking of what you want to achieve in the next Round of Words.  Maybe the New Year excitement got to you and you set your bar so high that you’ve raced to stay afloat.  Maybe you set it so low because you had iffy progress in previous years and now you really want to challenge yourself.

Whatever you want to share with us, future goals, present progress… here is the link to use today: