When Delays Happen…
This Round of Words is all about finding a way to keep going even when things are in flux and myriad commitments (and surprises) take our time. The fact that this (and the last) post were somewhat late is an example of that.
We keep going, and we get the job done, even though the deadline in passed. And though there are reasons, we don’t dwell on them. We just keep plugging away and get something done.
I hope your writing, your editing and marketing—even your ROW80 fitness goals—are all moving along steadily. But even if they aren’t… do what you can today and tomorrow.
You’ll get there.
And as always, tell us at the linky:
Courtesy of Memegenerator.net
You all have probably heard the saying “Time flies like an arrow” and its humorous second half “fruit flies like a banana.” Well, we know how crazy life can get, allowing deadlines to whirl past us at breathtaking speeds. Heck, I’m writing this post late because I just got caught up with other things.
But Life shouldn’t stop us from writing—not if we’re determined to write, and we love our craft. Still, it can be hard to find the right words and sort through the multitude of possible ideas out there into a literary sense. So we’re offering something new here at the ROW80… a bi-monthly flash fiction prompt, just to grease the cogs a bit, courtesy of our sponsors.
I’ll start with today’s offering:
It’s the party of the Century… last century, and it’s happening in the wax museum.
Feel free to share your offerings with your check-ins or if you’re shy, keep them to yourself (we hope you share). Here’s the linky:
Oh, and, if you’re looking for some history on the phrase “Time flies”, here’s a fun Wikipedia entry.
Forger of Worlds, via hunsci.com
Howdy, howdy creators and explorers of words and worlds…
Welcome to week 2 of this third Round of Words for the year. Who knew it would take this long to regain our stride after the passing of the reins last fall? I mean, really… it’s blogging. isn’t it?
Well, no, and yes. Maintaining this page is blogging, but the ROW80 is so much more that. Or at least it’s supposed to be. Which is why I and some of our other dedicated volunteers, many who you’ve met as sponsors in previous years, are working to bring you some changes in the next month for our community. Some of the changes that will be coming:
- a monthly Featured Author, because we have so many wonderful creative people in our community
- a Writer’s Resource Page of ROWers, these are your choices of pages and resources you’ve found useful
- a services offered by ROWers page are in the works, because many of your fellow ROWers offer those services we all need, copy-editing, marketing, beta-reading … and who knows? You might find your perfect match in our friendly community.
…and if you have other suggestions, let me know.
For now, it’s time to check-in with the linky (here and/or on our Facebook page) and your fellow ROWers. Letus know how you’re doing on those goals. And let us know if you have ideas for the new pages or would like to be one of our monthly Featured Authors either in the comments or via email: mousefir at gmail . com
Officially, the Round ends on Thursday, but that’s mostly because we have to give a few days for everyone to tally their progress (even if I’ve commented on the arrival of the end of the round for weeks now, I’m sure I’m not the only procrastinator here who hasn’t done a solid run-through of their accomplishments).
Truth be told… there’s a lot to be said for any progress is good progress. We have a lot more to do as writers these days, a lot more hats to juggle and a lot more “bosses” (or at least audience members) to answer too. But, hey… Let’s go for broke; let’s aim for a solid 99 and 44/100 % success. Ivory Soap success…
You can do it.
BTW, a cool thing about Ivory soap? It’s easy to carve. You can make a lot of things out of it.
Kind of like the progress you are making on all these goals you’re setting.
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:
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)!
I have nothing inspirational for you today. Right now, I am lying on my couch trying to set this up on my tablet with my foot elevated and running a fever (after the medicine), Wish I knew exactly what I did, but…. nope, not a clue.
Since we are now in week 10, it is time to think of goals and plans for next round. For now let’s just share our progress,