Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Beginning of Spring - Row80 Final Check In for Round 1
It is interesting that our final day for the first round of Row80 should be on a day for new beginnings (we are within the energies of Spring Equinox and the New Moon). I know I will be spending time becoming clear about my goals and probably collage them as it is one of my favorite ways for planting new ideas and setting intentions.
Wow... what a ride this round of Row80 has been for me. This was my first round and it was phenomenal! Being new to all of this, I may not have finished a first draft but I have deeply explored my writing and gained so much from all of my new Rower friends and fellow writers. I have explored writing for contests and challenges, I wrote 48 posts on all three of my blogs combined (mostly on this one) since January 27th when I started this blog for my Row80 check ins.
I stalled out a bit on writing my stories. I believe it is because I was having trouble with the structure of where they were going. I did write a total of 91,372 words for most everything I worked on and that is only what I kept track of. That is much more than I have ever written in this period of time before.
I picked up a couple of books to help me with my Memoir that I am working on and have decided that will probably be my main focus for words in print for now as I learn and grow my writing.
Since I began the 750words.com I only recently missed two days and lost this month's challenge. I am not hard on myself about it though. I have been doing so much I allowed myself to become too tired and the days blurred together, forgetting that I hadn't written in it that day.
It is interesting when I go back to the beginning of this journey and look at what my goals were and how they have changed. I know they will continue to change as I learn and grow.
One unexpected highlight that I was waiting until today to share with all of you - I have been invited to be the Community Watch Supervisor at Story Dam that I was thrilled to accept and I begin today. I am looking forward to being a part of their team and community. If you haven't checked them out I highly recommend it especially if you would like conscious, compassionate constructive critiquing.
I must say that you, my Rower friends and fellow writers, are simply wonderful. I know that you are a big part of the reason I have reached so hard and so fast with all of my writing efforts. My heart will always be grateful to all that gave me their support and encouragement.
Thank you Row80 for giving us a safe space to grow.
A few of my favorite posts from my round of 80 days.
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