I’d ask if you’ve ever been stuck in traffic, but given roadways these days, it’s pretty likely. I do have to ask though… how did you react? Did it stress you out, frustrate you, relax you, feel… “it’s unenviable, but inevitable”?
What about curious and creative? Or perhaps even awed?
I had all of those experiences the other day while stuck in some traffic on Interstate 78 on my way to our old house. Yeah, it slowed my already long trip home down, but I saw stories; I saw gorgeous scenery (there are some sandstone “cliffs” where the hills had been blasted back to make the road that were stunning contrasts in colors and textures, even to a point where runoff had virtually melted the choppy stone into liquid floes; I got a lot of people watching done…; heck, I even got the chance to b-bop to my favorite song without worrying if I might wiggle the steering wheel too much and cause an accident.
Being stuck in traffic—or on the page—doesn’t have to be negative or annoying. It can be a blessing in disguise, if you give it a chance. And, it is inevitable (and unenviable), so why not make the best of it?
Let us know how you’re doing in the comments, on FB or in your blog check-in (don’t forget to leave a link for us to find you there).
This is…. late. Very, very late… I should have posted Wednesday, but…
But hey, the ROW80 is the Challenge That Knows You Have a Life, and so we move on to a glorious Round of Words in 80 Days, never grumbling about the the small mix ups. It’s the effort we put forth to improve our futures that matters the most. And we’ve got that in the bag.
So… as always, tell us about how you’re doing so we can cheer you on. Here, in the comments or on the FB page.
Are you ready? Ready to write, create and finish those stories you’ve been working on?
Good, because we’re approaching the final Round of Words in 80 Days challenge for 2019. Let’s make it a great one, folks.
Why not get a headstart on your progress by getting your goals posted and tackling a smalll bit of one or two of them before Monday rolls around. You’ll feel better at having started, and you’ll have begun a habit of honoring your creative endeavors.
A “Win Win” if I might say so.
The Goals Linky is up and ready for you to stake a claim to your creative future. Just click here (or on the little blue froggie below) and add your link to the page. Or if you’d prefer to not use the linky tool format, you can pop a comment below or on our FB page.
Well, technically, I should wait until tomorrow to say that, but… what’s a day or two between friends here?
Not only have you made it through 80 day of words, whimsy… and a fair share of mayhem, but you’ve also made it through a whole year.
Aren’t you just the greatest? (say “Yes”—you deserve it)
So why not take some time to let us know how you’ve done since your last check-in and then, once you’re done with that, pop back to Monday’s Goals Post and start planning for Round 1 of 2019. As we’ve done all round, you can leave your check-ins as comments below or on our FB page.
We’re almost there, folks! The end of Round 4… the end of 2018(!) is in sight.
Now, what that means to you with regards to your Round 4 goals and progress… it may mean “End in Sight”; it may mean “Time to get working”….
It might mean relaxation, because you’ve met your goals.
Here, at the ROW80, it means we’re thinking about changes and how to best implement them for next year. Wednesday I suggested a possible change we could try: accountability partners. I’m glad our Mythic Writer, Kim came up with such a cool idea; the response has been enthusiastic.
Since Wednesday though, I’ve fielded a few questions about how this system would work. I will make a page with the rules and the pairs (if they wish to be listed), as well as contact info if you’d like to get an accountability partner mid-round (or in case you feel you need to change partners… hopefully you won’t). Until then… here’s the general groundwork I’ve envisioned:
partners will be paired on a semi-random arrangement
partners are responsible for arranging and agreeing to the level of contact they have between them; we can suggest, but we can’t demand you check-in at least every other day or that you choose to focus on your word count and edit totals over social media engagement
you can request a different partner if you are having problems, but I’d like it if you try to work things out between yourselves first.
That’s it. No more rules unless you set them yourselves.
The intention is for you to feel more inspired by the direct support. Just remember your partner will your support as well. Knowing that someone has your back might get you poking at those Works In Progress more often, editing and even submitting and selling (if that’s your dream). We can all use a little extra support here and there. Hopefully this addition to our regular check-ins and sponsor visits will give you that.
Have a great few days, folks.
As always, leave your check-in in the comments section or on our Facebook page, where Shan does great things with them.
If you would like an accountability partner for Round 1 2019, you can msg me at mousefir (at) gmail (dot) com. Or directly on Facebook.