ROW80 Update…What A Ride! See You in 2012?

Hello, all you amazing members of Team ROW80! I am impressed with this bunch o’ scriveners who’ve been writing their guts out for 79 days now. One more day to go!

Now I’ll confess, it’s been all work and holidays all the time here at the Hansen House. Baby Girl’s stocking is filled and ready to go and we’ve wrapped up at least three empty boxes for her to play with (because boxes and rocks are what toddlers love best)!

I’m looking forward to 2012’s Round 1 for many reasons:

  • January is nearly always a very big writing month for me.
  • April 1, 2012 will be the ONE YEAR anniversary of this blog and I’m already planning about how to celebrate in Cowbellicious style.🙂
  • I plan to finish my pregnancy memoir in 2012 and get back to my fiction.
  • I have some really exciting classes and conferences coming up in 2012.
  • Last but not least, I’m sponsoring the next round of ROW80, which is something I’ve never done before. (Can’t wait!!)

If you’d like to encourage your teammates across their finish lines, click here.

Are you with me, riding the Slacker Train into the holiday sunset, or are you finishing strong? Will you be joining the rest of the gang in January for Round 1 of 2012? What goals are exciting you the most as you go into the New Year? Enquiring minds always want to know here at More Cowbell!

Jenny

About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! An extrovert who's terribly fond of silliness. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm (http://writersinthestormblog.com). Write on!
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50 Responses to ROW80 Update…What A Ride! See You in 2012?

  1. showard76 says:

    Im with you on the slacker train for this final check-in! A poorly kitty is my excuse this time, lol but at least I have the launch of the Children’s Book to make my final check-in more interesting than just saying what I haven’t done!🙂 See you in 2012 for the next ROW80!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Oh Sharon, I’m sooo sorry to hear about your kitty! But I’m delighted for you that your Children’s book is ready to launch – that is a HUGE accomplishment. I look forward to “Rockin’ the ROW” with you in January.🙂

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  2. I am with you on the slacker train! I sign up for way too much crap. And,.. I am a slacker! But, along with my other 27 resolutions, I will be hopping back on the ROW 80 train in January 2012.

    See you next year!😀

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  3. Boxes and rocks – LOVE THAT!
    Woot woot – I am heavy on the slacker train as finishing up work and Xmas has totally taken over. Add to that my step-son moved out of the house and one of my BFFs in transition is moving in which meant a mass cleaning I had not planned for. Excuses excuses…it all boils down to the same thing…no words on the page. But I am ok with that. I didn’t finish strong and I didn’t accomplish nearly what I had wanted to and planned to but…I learned a ton and realized where I went “not quite right” on my planning so I’ll do much better next time…
    April 1 is a one year anniversary…eeeeekkkeee…I can’t WAIT to celebrate with you!
    Happy holidays to you and yours…may they be filled with healthy, joy, peace, and love…here’s to a deliciously amazing 2012 ahead – looks like a lot of wow-factor on the horizon for you darlin’! Love it!
    HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      If you are filling the well now, Natalie, you will have more words come January. I say “Holiday your ass off in peace.” (That’s my version of Peace on Earth and goodwill to men…like it?)

      You all help me celebrate every day here at More Cowbell…thanks for taking time to comment and I appreciate the wishes. I return them to you wholeheartedly.🙂

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  4. Love your post! I can’t wait to see what you do for your Cowbellicious celebration! See you in ROW80 2012.

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  5. I was pleasantly surprised at how many of my goals I met this year, due to frequent slacker train pile ups. It makes me wonder what I can do without those frequent moments, at least if they’re a little less frequent. I’m having to push to make a deadline by the end of the year, otherwise I would be jumping on the holiday slacker train this week. Boy do I want to! Glad Sherry introduced me over here, I’m enjoying your blog tremendously and look forward to the New Year and new blogs! Merry Christmas!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Jessica, that is wonderful…what a fantastic thing to look back and see goals achieved. I feel exactly the same way (including those slacker train pile ups)!

      Thanks for the compliment…you know I treasure it. And I’m rubbing my hands with glee over some upcoming fun posts.🙂

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  6. I’m finishing the writing aspect on a whimper🙂 I’ve done nothing all December…yet another reason NaNo isn’t good for me, that race to the finish left me brain dead. Definitely in for Round One 2012. Aw, our blogs are the same age.

    Have a wonderful holiday Jenny!

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  7. Laura Drake says:

    Talk about Slackers! I’ve been meaning to sign up to ROW80 — you and your buds make it seem like a party! Aha! A goal for the New Year!

    It’s still brite & shiny, because nothing’s happened yet to screw it up. I love that.

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  8. Stacy Green says:

    I’m riding the Slacker Train to the end. I think I’m worn out from querying, Christmas, and a round of the flu. I’m looking forward to diving into the next round, though. It’s time for a new year and a new start.

    Have a great holiday!

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  9. Gene Lempp says:

    Woot! Welcome to sponsordom, Jen. I’ve really enjoyed being one and I’m sure you will as well. Right on with the empty boxes (and wrapping paper, another toddler fav). Have a great holiday and see ya in 2012🙂

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thanks, Gene! And good to know about the wrapping paper. I was going to try to keep that away from her, but I’ll embrace it thanks to your recommendation. I’m really excited about sponsordom (great word). Thanks for all you do to encourage the rest of us…you are just a ROCKSTAR.

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  10. I’m finishing strong. Even ended up doing more than planned this last week lol
    See you on the next round!
    Happy Holidays😉

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Woo-hoo!! Go Juliana!!!!!! You’ll notice you’re the first person who’s commented on a strong finish. Should you wear yourself out at Christmas, I’m sure you’ll find several of us in the cocktail lounge on the Slacker Train.🙂

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  11. kerrymeacham says:

    MORE COWBELL!!! You Rocked it, Jenny. Have a great holiday season, and I’ll see you in the ROW80 2012 1st round. ~clink~

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  12. Julie Glover says:

    Yeah, I’m sponsoring for the first time in 2012 too! I logged more words in December than November for sure, but then someone mentioned something about Christmas and poof! there went my plans. Apparently, as the mom in the house, I’m supposed to do the decorations, send out the Christmas cards, and buy family presents. Yes, yes, I stay at home. But it’s to write, right? Alas, I want to make Santa Claus’s Nice list, so I put the WIPs down and got busy with the holidays instead. See you in January!

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  13. You rock Jenny! A sponsor next year? Ooh, that sounds interesting.

    I can’t wait to start with you all over at ROW80 in January!

    Check out Anglea Peart as she totally did a awesome job at explaining “the Row” at my digs! I am gonna have to grab you for a guest post next year that’s for sure. You are forwarned. LOL!!!

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  14. Tia Bach says:

    I’ve learned so much, and met so many wonderful people, in Rounds 3 & 4 and can’t wait to join again for Round 1 2012. I am a sponsor, too. Should be fun.

    Wishing you the best of the season and many blessings (and words!) in 2012!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      That’s you, me and Julie (which is a complete trifecta of groovy ROW fun)…I can’t wait to see who else is on the Round 1 sponsor list!

      What a beautiful wish, Tia…thanks!

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  15. Your awesomeness level just skyrocketed out of the universe. Wow! 2012 is going to be so freakin exciting for you (and us, the readers!). Can’t wait to see/read all the superfabulous things you have coming up.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Dude, my Holy Cowbell blushing ego just skyrocketed when I read this comment. THANK you!!!!

      It’s the Cowbell Posse that makes it such a blast over here. I’m just the hostess.🙂

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  16. the entire process sounds fascinating. Don’t think i’m ready to commit for the next go-round but I’m here, watching so I can make the spring sign up.

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  17. Marcia says:

    Your coming year sounds fabulous! My one year is January 16th. I’ll be having a party, too! I hope you’ll all join me!
    I fell off the ROW80 wagon and off the Slacker Train. I had so much esle going on that I couldn’t hold it together. I may jump in at ROWnd 2, but I’m not ready for ROWnd 1. Have fun. Enjoy your holidays and good luck with all your goals, Jenny!

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  18. I’m clapping for you, Jenny, because you rocked this round of ROW hard even through illness. I slid of the ROW train and then had it run over my calf and leave me muttering next to the tracks. My November work craziness just zapped me, my brain, and energy. After some much needed self rest and care, I wasn’t able to wander back on target. Like some others have said, I’ve taken time to reflect and see what worked and what I need to “get out of my way” on. I’ll definitely be back on board in January. Happy Holidays!!!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Whew! I’d have been sooooo depressed if my party buddy bowed out. You know, you and Lena Corazon are on deck for the next Twitter party, right??

      You were one of my discovered treasures this round.🙂

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  19. Fabio Bueno says:

    Hi, Jenny! Angela Peart convinced me to join the next ROW80 round in January. See you there!

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  20. You are a star, Jenny! So glad to hear you will be sponsoring the next round of Row80. I’m definitely signing up (I’m hooked). Can’t wait for your one year anniversary. I’m sure there will be an awesome party.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I’m happy to be your star, my dear…sending you a huge virtual squeeze! I’m really excited about it and will be delighted to chase goals with you in January.🙂

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  21. amy kennedy says:

    Ha! Three empty boxes wrapped — I hope it’s true, she’ll love it!

    Love your goals — you are always such an inspiration and a hoot!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      You’re a sweetie pie, Amy! And while Baby Girl does have presents, I’m already positive she’ll spend more time playing with the boxes and the wrapping paper.

      I’ll be posting next week but I’m delighted to hear that you’ll be ROWing it with us in 2012.🙂

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  22. Woohoo!!! What an awesome ROW80 sponsor you will be – that’s a given! You have some serious boots to fill with the list of great sponsors before you but there’s no doubt you are more than up to the challenge. Those of us from Wana711 who didn’t join ROW80 have been on the sidelines with our pompoms waving like crazy, reading everyone’s updates and cheering our hearts out! (Barb M doing the choreography and Tameri in charge of those awesome jumps and flips!) We’ll be there again for the next round. I’m posting on your ROW80 link to let all the ROWers know how proud we are of all of them! ROW on in 2012!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I KNOW!! The sponsors have been amazing so I’m gonna have to find me some Big Writer Chick Titanium Sponsor Panties…if I do, you can expect to see an Undie Chronicle on them.🙂

      We depend on you cheerleaders so thank you! We’ll keep trying to temp y’all to the ROW side…

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  23. Cowbellicious, baby. I’m thinking about joining ROW but am a little commitment-phobic after my disastrous NaNoWriMo 2011.

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  24. Oh, you’ll love sponsordom, Jenny, and you, Julie, and Tia will be great at it! I met so many wonderful folks through the last two Rounds. I ended up pretty strong; even though my writing was for job interviews, that still counts, right? LOL

    Have a wonderful holiday with boxes and paper (Gene called that one totally), and I’ll see you in 2012!

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