You know what keeps me coming back? The camaraderie and the incredible community. After watching a round or two from the sidelines, I’d heard about it. But you’ve got to be IN the Row, checking in and checking on your peeps to really get how many comments, tweets and visits are flying back and forth.
You’ve got ROWBros, Gene Lempp and Kerry Meacham, keeping things lively at all times. Our pal, Sonia G. Madeiros, is back in action at her lovely blog. Plus, I gain tremendous joy keeping up with friends I found at the beginning of this ROW80 round – Jamila Jamison and Nicole Basaraba.
The most recent additions to my ROW80 posse are our fearless leader, Kait Nolan, Elizabeth Anne Mitchell, L.S. Engler and Ozlem Yikici – all are full of fun and encouragement. Oh, before I forget…Oz, I’m dying to know how you got the progress bars that are tracking your progress. I want some of those for the next round!
Row 80 Check-in
- I walked at least 10 miles this week. The incentive of walking to a meal continues to work! Plus, when the baby is on board, you’re pushing about 40 pounds schlepping her and her gear around. That counts for extra work-out points, right?
- Blogging continues to go well with about 5 posts a week.
- I have mixed my writing goals with my blogging goals in an effort to push the progress forward on the high-risk pregnancy memoir. Two weeks ago, Risky Baby Business (my new Saturday feature) was born. Not only am I enjoying it, the comments are giving me some new direction for the book, which is a win-win to me.
- I’m trying to go on vacation this month with all my blogs posted, both here and at Writers In The Storm, where it’s my turn to be blog mistress. I’ll let you know how that goes.
If you wish to encourage any of the other Team ROW80 members, Click here.
Did any of you see Laura Drake issue the challenge on Linear vs. Non-Linear Writing over at Writers In The Storm? Today, I am answering her challenge with a post called Non-Linear Writing – Focus On Your Story’s DNA.
Last but not least, thank you to everyone who entered the Dirty Fighting Contest! I’ll be sending my 5 favorites to Tiffany Lawson Inman – NakedEditor and she will pick the final THREE Grand Prize winners. Tiffany’s edit and analysis will be posted here on September 20th. For a sneak peek at what a NakedEditor make-over means, click here.
Have a great rest of your week. Keep trucking with those goals! Remember, this is Life List Club Friday and I will be over at David N. Walker’s blog, writing about achieving your dreams. Emily Moir will be guest posting here. There’s a big Life List Club milestone party happening on September 23rd…stay tuned for more details!
What are you working to accomplish this week? Do you have any exciting things that you’d like to share? If you’re in ROW80, do you plan to participate in Round 4? Enquiring minds always want to know here at More Cowbell!