Tag Archive | ROW80

Kristin’s ROW80 Check-In for 01/25/12

Happy Wednesday fellow writers!

Whew, it has been another chaotic week for this girl!  I have been on the house hunt for almost a week now, rushing around after working hours to find the perfect home.  It has been hectic!  I haven’t been getting in until after nine in the evenings, so you can imagine how I have been scurrying around trying to keep to my normal, daily routine.  🙂

Here is the breakdown for the first part of the week!

Monday-  I managed to get out 129 words toward my short story. **WOO HOO**  I also wrote out some more ‘future’ ideas, hoping to eventually get around to them. 🙂

Tuesday-  Yesterday wasn’t very promising.  Due to my exhaustion and inability to focus, I wrote for 20 minutes and crashed!  (I did manage to get en entire 8 hours of sleep last night)

Wednesday-  Today has been a little better.  I get an hour for lunch and wrote for 45 minutes of it!  After work, I plan on writing up this week’s blog and hope to work on my story a little more.  This has been the longest short story to write!! 🙂

After a lot of consideration, I have decided to tweak my goals just a little!  Reality is a little crazy for me right now, but I am determined to find a good routine.


1.  Instead of forcing an hour of writing every evening, I am going to shoot for 100 words per day!  I’ve discovered that is an easier feat!  Slowly yet surely…

2.  I will keep my blog posting to twice a week; however, they may not fall on Mondays and Fridays. Plus, I’ve decided to do an author feature (either weekly or bi-weekly).  **This excludes my ROW80 updates and Six Sentence Sunday posts**

3.  I’m still shooting for the completion of my story!  (I know, pathetic!)  The timing is still uncertain. 🙂

4.  I plan on writing 2 more flash fictions.  One is already in the works!

5.  I’m going to be commenting more on other blog sites and doing more with RTs on Twitter!  I love to interact with other writers, so please feel free to follow me on Twitter ( I FOLLOW BACK) or look me up on Facebook.

As for my fellow ROW80ers, I do read your check-ins and try to keep up with other posts.  I apologize if I haven’t commented very much!  I try to catch up throughout the week via Android, so commenting can get a little tedious!!

I am so proud of everyone who is maintaining their goals!  Mixing writing into reality can become a challenge!!  Kudos to all!

~Happy Writing~


ROW80 Check-In for 01/18/2012


Happy hump day fellow ROW80ers!!

It has been a great week for writing! **YAY**  I hope that everyone is doing well!

Here is this week’s breakdown:

Monday- I posted a blog entitled “Lost In Transition…My Awkward Journey Through the Unknown!”  My word count for the day totaled 1,293. *WOO HOO*

Tuesday- I actually made decent progress on my short story.  It feels like it is beginning to flow! My word count for the day was 300. I also managed to write out some details for my flash fiction and came up with three prompts for my blog.  🙂

Wednesday- I did some blog hopping today (trying to catch up).  It was a late evening for me, but I am going to at least get in 30 minutes of uninterrupted writing in after this is posted!

I have no complaints so far!  The week has been pretty slow for me, which means I get to write!  Best wishes to all for the remainder of the week!

***Happy Writing***

Sunday ROW80 Check-In 1/15/2012

Hello to all of my ROW80 friends!! 🙂

I can’t believe it is already time to begin another week!  Well, there hasn’t been much of a change since my last check-in.  I’m not sure if that is good or bad! 🙂

Thursday- I did write for one hour.  However, I did not add very much to my story due to all of the changes I made!  I did a read over and decided that I wasn’t happy with some of the wording.

Friday- Posted my blog “If I Knew Then…What I Know Now!”.  I decided to go with that theme on Fridays; that is, until I run out of ideas!  As for my short story, I only worked on it for about 45 minutes. 😦

Saturday- One hour of writing succeeded!  Once again, I did some rewriting.  Plus, I did manage to get caught up on reading some blogs that were posted earlier in the week.  🙂

Overall, I did not accomplish what I hoped to (as far as word count goes), but some progress is better than none!  I am getting a little discouraged with my story because I feel like I am getting nowhere with it.  Optimism is definitely on my list of priorities for this week and thereafter!  I apologize for my rambling. 🙂

Here’s hoping that all of you had a successful week with your writing!  Life has a tendency to throw wedges in the way, but with the right attitude we can overcome anything!

Best wishes for the week ahead!!

***Have a great Sunday***

ROW80 Check-In! 1/11/2012

Happy Wednesday fellow ROW80ers!

I hope that everyone has had a productive week so far!  This week has slowed down a little which has allowed me more time to focus on my writing. 🙂  Since last check-in, I have managed to maintain my goals and keep a good pace!  My personal goals are also on track.  *Woo hoo*

My writing/personal goals will remain the same. However, I believe that I am going to start getting up an hour earlier in the mornings so I can see if that helps with the writing!  Hmm, I am NOT a morning person. 🙂  It is hard for me to find the motivation to write in the evenings, especially after I get off of work.  So, we will see if I can actually pull off the earlier mornings.

Here is a breakdown of this week !

Monday:  I wrote for 30 minutes and published “I Am Who I Am” to my blog!

Tuesday:  Accomplished an hour of writing and networked with other writers via Twitter!

Wednesday:  ROW80 check-in and more writing. 🙂 I also read some blog posts of other writers.

My personal goals are pretty simple!  I am cutting back my portions and doing a  20 minute daily workout.

I hate to cut this short, but if I intend on getting up earlier tomorrow morning, I must get to bed!!  Good luck to everyone for the second half of the week. Blog hopping is on my list tonight!

***Happy Writing!!!***