Just a little reminder that we’re half-way through our third week of this round of words… it’s bound to be a busy one.
Just our of curiosity: is anyone here also doing the NaNoWriMo in November? Tell us about your project. Will you be going full-tilt WriMo or will you be a NaNoRebel (as I will)? Either way, You know what a huge commitment that challenge is. Foryunatelu you’ve got the ROW80 on your side to make it work. Not only do we know you have a life, but we’re here to help keep you afloat when the moment takes over and you cannot resist trying to do that “one more thing”.
Or have to add that extra 1K to your daily wordcount….
You’ve got this, and we’ve got your back while you do.
Let us know what your plans and progress are at the linky:
Yeah, we have them.
Really. Remember when I said some cool changes were the works for the ROW80? Well one of those cool changes went into effect for this Round of Words. We have a great new crew of sponsors intent on helping motivate you ROWers toward your creative heights.
So, if you would join me, let’s raise a cheer for our gallant crew:
These generous folks (and yours truly) will be visiting you throughout the round to cheer you on and support you in your writer’s journey. Be sure to stop by their pages and cheer them on when you can too.
And in the meantime why not let us all know how you’re doing at the linky?
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.
How can a writer be out of cool, pithy (and supportive) things to say to her fellow challenge members? Well, the fever I’ve had the past two days hasn’t helped me come up with any answers, but… I promise, when I do, I’ll be sure to post them here. 😉
Seriously though… it’s hard to do things when you’re sick, and writing is only one of those things. As we change seasons, remember to be kind to your mind and body. Not only are the stories you can tell special and unique—so is your place in the world.
Give yourself time, perhaps only a quiet moment with a cuppa and your muse, to sit back and enjoy being here…
And then… hopefully, tell us all about it at the linky.
We may be just a few days into this brand new Round of Words, but it’s a great time to check our progress and see if we’ve set goals that will both challenge and inspire us. Remember, inspiration is action too.
So whether you’re an old hand at the ROW80, a returning champion, or here to try something new to get your writer’s life off and running, here’s the linky to share your progress.
I hope everyone enjoyed their 10 days of “Between Rounds Break” and are all set to challenge themselves gently for the rest of the year.
Round 4 is often one of the more challenging Rounds of Words we hold. Not only must we deal with the baggage of previous failures (and successes! sometimes succeeding can add so much more pressure than failing) throughout the year, but the weather is changing, and the holidays are soon to arrive with all their inherit distractions and preoccupations.
In my opinion, these very issues make Round 4 the most important ROW80 one can participate in. it is in this round that I have to actively claim every free minute of writing time, where the press of others’ expectations regularly evict my muses from my brain. This is the round where (for me) seasonal depression hits as we face longer nights and alarm clocks breaking through natural hibernation rhythms in the Northern hemisphere. We even have NaNoWriMo (which many of us participate in) to call our energy away from the longterm goals of our writing lives.
All these things mean that Round 4 can be vital. More than any other round of words, Round 4 is where we find our truest pace and form. It’s where we find ourselves.
Hope to find you there!