This is it, ROWers! The final (official) check-in of 2019 has arrived. Though, because the calendar is a bit twiggy this year, I will be posting, along with our goals linky, a check-in next Sunday (not the Wednesdays as they are holidays for many).
Just to update all of you, this will be a longer than normal break between ROWnds. Traditionally, Round 1 of the ROW80 starts on first Monday of the New Year. Since that puts us on the 6th, you all are welcome to jump in for our unofficial between-rounds check-ins or enjoy a long goal-free break.
It’s your ROW80, they are your goals and aspirations, and you know what your spirit needs right now to achieve them. Hopefully we’ll all be raring to go by the time January 6th comes around. 🙂
For now, here are those linkies you need. First of all the All Powerful Goals linky 😉 You should click here if you’ve got plans for our upcoming Round 1 2020.
Next up is your regular check-in linky, and we have that one below. Remember this is also the End of Round check-in, so you may want to assess your progress for the past 10 week. Click away and tell us all how it’s going (or you can leave something in the comments or on our FB page). We love to hear from you. In fact, you may want to get in touch by the other two methods if you’re interested in Sponsoring or are looking for an Accountability Partner for Round 1 2020.
Here we are folks, just a few more days before Round 4 ends and Round 1 of a whole new year looms before us. Are you ready?
Here it is…
Of course, this is your Wednesday check-in too, complete with linky (below). Why not have a click and share how you’ve been doing lately. Or, if you prefer, you can leave something in the comments or on our FB page. We love to hear from you. In fact, you may want to get in touch by the other two methods if you’re interested in Sponsoring or are looking for an Accountability Partner for Round 1 2020.
We are entering the homestretch here, folks. Almost to the end of the ROWnd, end of the year, and the beginning of new dreams.
Yep, every ending is a chance to begin something new. 🙂
And since we know you’ve got dreams and aspirations, why don’t you start planning (and posting) them. The Goals Linky IS active, ROWers. Here it is…
Of course, this is your regularly scheduled Sunday Check-in too. And do we have a linky for that? You know it. Click away and tell us all how it’s going (or you can leave something in the comments or on our FB page). We love to hear from you. In fact, you may want to get in touch by the other two methods if you’re interested in Sponsoring or are looking for an Accountability Partner for Round 1 2020.
You know it. We’re headed into the very last days of Round 4—there very last days of 2020 for that matter. And we’re headed for some comfy changes here at the ROW80.
In fact, the first of those changes for 2020 is up… We are bringing back our LINKY list. 🙂
(Yeah, I missed it too.)
And with that, we’re also setting our goals for 2020. Since I’ve been mentioning planning and adjusting for a while now, I thought “Hey, let’s do this thing; let’s start planning for Round 1 2020 right now!” So, here it is, your Wednesday Check-in and your goals post for the New Year.
And remember… if you have any suggestions for improving thing here at the ROW80, let us know. We can’t fix what’s broke if we don’t know about it. 😉
I have to say… I miss hearing from you guys. I mean, yeah, I know a lot of you are checking in to our FB page (Super Kudos to Shan for her maintenance there), but I know a bunch of us still peek at blogs and post our own check-ins on them. Are we not giving you what you need in our ROW80 blog? If not, you should let us know (and if we’re giving you exactly what you’re looking for, let us know that too.)
This is YOUR challenge, folks. Kait Nolan may have started it, but it’s you, all of you, that make the ROW80 what it has been, is today and can be. So let us know.
Oh, and let us know how you’re doing this week as you work toward your goals. It’s check-in time. And as always, you can check-in here or on our FB page. (It’s also sign-up time for Accountability Partners and Sponsors for Round 1 2020, so… let us know your plans.)
Often, during the fall and into winter, we feel ourselves settling in, slowing down and wondering if we have enough energy to finish all the projects we signed ourselves up for at the beginning of the year. It can seem daunting, especially as the days get shorter, and we’re drawn into holiday festivities and family gatherings and….
Well, you know. You’ve been there just as we all have.
Thing is, we’ve been there all year, we just let ourselves see the deadline of “The End of The Year” or the upcoming “New Year” as having real value in our decision making.
They’re not, of course. They’re as arbitrary as most lines in the sand are, tools that help for many situations, but tools we’ve also allowed to rule our lives. You can set goals, plan for your future, do and achieve your dreams any time you decide to put the effort forth. Winter chill (or warmth of you’re in the Southern Hemisphere), summer heat (again reversed for those south of the equator)… they may add their own special flair to the challenges you’ll face, but challenges or no, you’re on your way as soon as you pick up that pen, type those first words, hit send on the manuscript… or put on your shoes and go for that healthy walk.
You, my ROW80 friends, are the ones who will get your dreams fulfilled.
So let us know how you’re doing today, what your next plans are, and what steps you’ll be taking to achieve them in the comments or on our FB thread.
Wow! Less than a month of this last Round of Words in 80 Days for 2019!
It’s time to start thinking about what we’ll all be doing in 2020. Time to start planning our next stories, our next projects…. how we’ll be ROWing.
We will be activating sign-ups for Sponsors and Acountability Partners in the next week and a half. If you’re interested in either (or both), let us know. You can post comments here or on our FB page just like always.
Just like you can with your check-in today. Yep, it’s time for that too. 🙂
Hey! Yep, that’s me, talking to you, saying “It’s Check-in Time, all you ROW80 folks!” You got words, stories, creative streaks, let us know. And if you’re having issues, we’d like to help you with those too.
So tell us what’s going on, peeps.
As always, you can leave your posts in our comment section or in the bi-weekly FB page thread. And have a wonderful day!
As we approach our national feasting day in the US, Thanksgiving, thoughts of harvest and preparation for the scarcity of Winter fill our minds…. Really, even in these modern times, there is an almost instinctive need to gather our resources and prepare to settle in for the changing seasons. We may fight these natural urges with holiday parties and NaNoWriMo write-ins, but as daylight grows shorter, so does our energy.
A great thought or the spark of an idea can change this for us in an instant though, and off we go, running toward the next story or novel….
Ideas abound. And may you have a great, filling harvest of them.
Tell us how you’re doing in the comments or on our FB page, and have a wonderful Sunday.
This year has flown by for so many of us… I think it seems to be a universal phenomenon. Doesn’t seem as if there are progressively more things to do and fewer hours in the day to do them?
Well, that’s not exactly true. The stuff I need to do isn’t usually as huge of a list as it seems, but those extras, the stuff I want to do, the stuff I dream about doing…. That stuff fills weeks and months to come. And it’s ALL necessary. (Well, it IS! 😉 )
It is. The necessities are, well, necessary, but who we are, what makes each of us unique and special, comes out of those dreams and wants.
Those dreams make us writers and authors and all-around nifty people.
So, let’s keep moving forward through these dreams…. I mean weeks and months. 😉 We’ve got this.
And, as always, let us know in the comments or on our FB page… how are you doing?