Round 4 Check-in Oct 6, 2019

This is….  late.  Very, very late…  I should have posted Wednesday, but…

Life Happened

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.

Round 4 Check-in 12/18/18

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.

And ENJOY the rest of the year.

Round 4 Check-in 12/9/18


Have to say…  I don’t know what to write to you all today.  The mind wobbles…

If your week has been anything like mine (and it probably has given all I read in your check-ins from last Sunday and Wednesday), your heads are full or goals and plans, and holidays, preparations, discussions, ideas…

So very many things, and here I am asking you to tell us all about them again.  😉

The comment section, Facebook, or your blog… or all three, as usual.

And a quite FYI, the Round 1 2019 Goals Post will go live on Monday the 17th.

Round 4 Check-in 12/5/08

Apologies for not getting over to visit your blogs, ROWers.  It’s been a challenging couple of days.  I’ll be making my rounds a bit late, but I’m already buoyed by all the progress I’ve seen mentioned in the comments.  Yes!  Rowers Rule!

Short check-in, here…  as I said, a challenging (not bad, just challenging) couple of days.  Hope you all are having a great half-week.  Let us know in the comments or at our FB page.

Oh, and a small PS here: Will be announcing plans for the next Round of Words (officially starts on the 31st, but we’ll be doing our first check-in on Jan 2), this Sunday.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for things you’d like to have us do, let me know.  And have a great week of creativity.

Round 4 Check-in 12/1/18

I confess…  I added this picture because it reminds me more of my cat, Fluffle than any other reason, but…I do have to wonder at how fast we seem to have passed through this past November.  Even this Round of Words…  heck, even this year has flown by with wild abandon.

I feel like I’ve only just started!

How about you?  Is the nearing end of year feel unnatural to you?  Are you ready to start anew in 2019?

Or are you more like me, seeing this upcoming “end” as really more of a soft bend with angles?  Like a spiral…  I won’t presume what direction your spiral takes, but it’s always moving, always circulating with so many similar points to be hit on its way around.  And yet…  you are never in exactly the same place as you were the last time you passed by this point.

It’s kind of magical actually.

But with only a few more weeks in this Round of Words, and with the upcoming new year, it’s time to start evaluating our progress and start plotting our goals for next year.  And for those of us who just finished NaNoWriMo, it’s time to start editing (or maybe simply finishing) our recent WIPs.

Thankfully some of the best blogs for writers out there have some great advice for us.  Here’s just a small sampling of what I came across today:

And villainous twosome of:

Just a small sampling of my browser tabs (beyond the myriad house links from and Zillow) these days…

Hope you find them helpful in working toward your goals.  Tell us how you’ve been doing on those in the comments or on our FB page.

Round 4 Check-in 11/28/18

The usual short Wednesday check-in post….  with a question for you all.  Anyone interested in starting up sponsor posts and visits for next year?  I think the ROW80 works best when we’re checking in with each other and offering mutual support.  I know we all have busy lives, but sometimes taking that bit of extra time out to visit a fellow ROWer adds to your energy and your ability to get things done.  Knowing you were able to offer support to a friend is a strong personal boost as well.

Let me know what you think.

And as usual for this ROWnd, leave your updates in the comments or on our FB page.