Round 3 Check-in August18

Just a quickie check-in today, ROWers… because, along with sharing our progress, it also has been a creative couple of days.  Lots of things going on  and the need to write it all down is there,

So,,,  off to  itI  (Well, at least that’s my plan.)  But even if you don’t have words to share, you can always tell us what you;re researching and creating in other forms….  We love to know what you’ve been up to,


Round 3 Check-in August 14

Oh, the plots we can make…

Ever read a series to find that the author seemed to have reworked the whole story-line 3/4s of the way through and suddenly the characters you had grown to love were no longer the same people you’d enjoyed spending so much time with before?

What do you, as writers, do when this happens?  Do you create your own versions of the stories?  Do you plow through,hoping that the author will once more capture your heart?

Do you set the series aside and/or leave a low review on Goodreads or Amazon?

I had this happen twice recently, once in a TV series I was watching (instant Fanfiction fodder!) and then again, more recently in a book series I’d enjoyed.  I realized that, as a writer myself, I found these shifts harder to bear than a lot of non-writers I’ve spoken to.  And so wondered, is it a result of writing, reading, both or …. something else?

Opinions, and check-ins, appreciated, here in the comments or on our FB page.  As always….

Round 3 Check-in, Wed Aug 7

Rest Time is Creating Time

Lazy days, hazy days…  up here in the northern hemisphere, we’re feeling the draw of beaches and playgrounds, not to mention air-conditioned libraries and cafes, over the urge to work toward goals for fitness and careers.  Strange how summer has become the time to relax… it used to be the other way around, when we were a more agricultural society.

Wonder what we’ll become in another hundred years or so…  What do you think, writers of the ROW80?  All you speculative fiction peeps in our group, why not give us a glimpse of your futuristic visions in your check-in.  You can tell us what you see coming up in the comments, in a link, or on our FB page, as always.

Weather Delayed Check-in 8/4/19

Sorry for the late post, ROW80 peeps. We had “weather” last night, and I couldn’t get online to make this check-in.

Life Happens!  It’s what the ROW80 is about.  Life and dealing with it as we focus on achieving our dreams.

So how have you been doing at that second part (the dreams bit)?  Making progress? Need some encouragement?  Tell all… here in the comments or on our FB page.

Round 3 Check-in 3 7/31/19

Yep, like our furry friend above, we’ve got grand plans too (you do, don’t you?), and every once in a while, it’s good to take some time and see if you’re doing things that will help you reach those heights you’re dreaming of.

That’s why we at the ROW80 host these bi-weekly check-ins.  What better way to keep on track and let your your fellow ROWers know what you’re up to…  as well as discovering what cool things they happen to be up to as well.  So leave us a note or a link an share some news.  Good, bad, not sure?  We’re always curious to know.

Late Check-in Round 3 July 28

Mea Culpa

I did it again…  Sorry.  The good thing is that all this fuss and bother around our move and settling in a bew life is almost over (YAY!), and I’ll soon be able to concentrate on the Row80, my writing and my aspirations with you all too.

It sure is a good thing we’re ‘The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life‘, right?

Because sometimes it can’t be helped. Life happens, and we get too busy or too tired, and we just CAN’T make that check-in or post or even those Five Sentences after all.  Still, we ARE writers and creators and doers; if not yesterday, today then…  Let’s get going and do it now.

As always, let us know how things are going on your own ROW80 journey.  Comment below, write a post or check-in at our FB page.