ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in #11

Time for Wednesday’s ROW80 progress update.

Writing Goals:

  • Complete outline of WIP
    Got a great outline sample from Will Write for Shoes and got it all set up for plotting – squeee!!! 
  • Write 1750 words a week, on average 250 words a day (can be on WIP or other writings like flash fiction, character development, world building etc)
    644 words so far
  • Finish James Scott Bell book
    In progress
  • Read 2 other writing craft books
    In progress

Social Media Goals:

  • Blog – post 4 times a week
    3 down – 1 to go
  • Blog – post ROW80 progress reports twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday)
    Wednesday – done
  • Tweet/Comment on at least 10 blogs a week
  • Comment on 1 new blog per week (ROW80 or otherwise)

Healthy Lifestyle Goals:

  • Cardio – 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
    Lazy week thus far with much catching up
  • BowFlex – 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
    Ditto here as well….
  • Maintain a daily food/migraine journal

How are you making out with your ROW80 goals?

P.S. In case you missed Monday’s post where I spotlight author Elena Aitken, you should definitely check it out. There’s a great giveaway!



  1. Sounds like you are moving right along, Natalie. Great job on the outline and word count. Keep pushing through with the exercise. I’ve got to get back on that horse myself!

  2. Excellent work Natalie. Will Write for Shoes Sid a gem isn’t it. I’ve heard it’s been spreading like wild fire since I mentioned it. 🙂

  3. I think I need to add commenting on new blogs to my goal. I’m wondering how people find good new ones.

  4. Oh no! I think my exercise slacker bunny road over to your digs, Natalie! I’m so sorry about that. He’s real cute at first and brings treats, but then he gets all demanding and either makes you too tired to do cardio or he distracts you with other stuff to do. He finds what you like to do and gives that to you. You must fight him. Stand up from your seat (to prove you can still do so) and let him see that you have moves. Then he’ll go wander to bother someone else. Heh.

    Great job on the social media piece and I hope the new outline example you found helps you. 🙂

    • Dang slacker bunny!! Oh well, he definitely made his rounds this week but we’ll boot that bad boy to the curb and get back on the band wagon this upcoming weekend/week Barbara! We’ll send him packin’!

  5. You did great Natalie! It’s hard when you go away for the weekend and then come back to play catch up. I know about the slacking exercise thing this week. No sweat! lol

    I think my ROW80 check in on Sunday is gonna suck. I have been converged upon by the McFarland clan. I have a houseful and how do you get much done with that going on. They took off for a while so I stole this moment to sneak over here to see ya’ll and support you! Thank you Natalie for coming by my post today. 🙂

    • Life happens to the best of us Karen. Enjoy the McFarland clan – there’s nothing more important than family. Take a weekend, enjoy, have fun and you can join me and Barbara climbing on the exercise/writing band wagon next week! 🙂
      Oh Karen…thanks sooo much for swinging by and your never-ending support. I so appreciate it!! 🙂

  6. well done.

  7. Congrats on a great week! You’re a blogging goddess, doing 4 posts a week!

  8. Woot! Woot! Another great week, Natalie! I keep hearing about this Will Write for Shoes book. It’s going on my TBR list. I’m finishing up On Writing by Stephen King now and will read another craft book for Round 2 of ROW80. Have a terrific week!

    • Thanks sooo much Julie!! I really enjoyed WWFS. It was nice to read something geared more towards chick lit/women’s fiction to balance out my perspective. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it. Hope you are feeling better!!! How’s the battle going?

  9. I love coming by to check on you… your blog’s layout/style just make me happy. Plus, you have left such amazingly encouraging words for me lately. Don’t know what I’d do without you. Truly.

    Looks like you are doing pretty well on goals. I’m so in sugar-Hell. My daughter’s birthday was Tuesday and her slumber party tonight. I told my husband I’ve eaten so much sugar this past week, I think I might have finally broken my addiction. MIGHT! Here’s to hoping…

    • Tia, you totally made my day!! Your compliments for my blog totally rocked my world and brought a huge smile to my face. You are very much that incredibly supportive person to me as well and I am thrilled we can really be a great cheerleader for each other. Woot woot!
      Sugar hangovers are the worse!! But it’s unlikely it cured your addiction, sorry to say it. LOL!!!
      I hope your daughter has an ahhhmazing party!!

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