ROW80 – Accountability

I honestly was not going to hop in on this round of ROW80.  I thought, “gah!  I’m too busy, I’m too tired, I’m too everything not to do this.”

But then I thought about it.  I am really just being too lazy.  I am the kind of person that, when I get in that dark slump of lazy selfishness, NEEDS someone (or something) to push me.

And then I thought about how hard I have worked up until this point.  I was writing/editing every day.  I was posting on my blog 2-3 times a week. I was commenting on other blogs (a lot!) and I was really involved in our little community.

Well, I need to get back there.  And I am getting back there starting today.

Here is my list of this round’s ROW80 Goals:

  • read through my manuscript one more time, looking for any inconsistencies or places where it is lame.
  • read/comment at least 3-5 blogs a day.
  • journal, journal journal.
  • share blog posts via Triberr.
  • Write a Flash Fiction piece each week to post on my blog for Friday.

That’s it for now.  The truth is, I have been so out of my mind the last few months… I really needed to get back into meetings and getting back in touch with people in the program, and I did just that.  It feels good to be back in the rooms and reaching out to others.

I wish everyone the very best on their ROW80 road this round!

Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

11 thoughts on “ROW80 – Accountability”

  1. Looks like you’ve down some soul searching over the past month of so and there’s never anything bad about that, as long as there comes an end to it and a learning curve meets our exit. This is what appears to have happened for you and thats just fab! And I’m so glad you decided to stick with Rowers – we each have our role and you play your part. It wouldn’t be the same without all the cogs. 🙂 Best of luck with those goals. X


    1. Thanks so much, Shah.. I was checking your blog out this morning… Talk about fabulous! What an excellent layout.. very friendly to the eyes and I just love all the things to click on! Best of luck to you this round… 😀


  2. Sounds like a similar path to the one I have been on. Priorities and all…. I still read blogs, and write every day, but I don’t share much and have become much too familiar with the landscape inside my head… you know, that place where it’s not safe to spend too much time alone in? Yep that would be the place. Good luck on your returning to the conscious flow of your life. I expect to be along any time now.


    1. Hey, k… hope all is well with you. I know what you mean about being up in the head.. sometimes that can be a dangerous place! I’ll be waiting for you at the end of the tunnel when you venture back. 😉


  3. Best of luck for this round! I totally know what you mean about needing someone/thing to give you the push you need! I got so lazy last round, to the point where I basically just gave up. It feels good to be making a new start now.


  4. Good for you deciding to stick it out. I didn’t join in last round — too busy, too caught-up in adult children problems and young child sports and new job. I realized, things would always be swirling around me (right?) and writing if writing is what I want to do, well, I show up to my paying job every day, I better start showing up for my writing … Sorry, didn’t mean to go on.


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