So Long, Farewell …


So … apparently Round of Words ended nearly three weeks ago. Shows you how on the ball I’ve been with things lately. I have to be honest, though. I’m not going to miss it. I’m glad I tried it but ultimately I just don’t think these type of events fit my personal rhythms. Ultimately, the thing that always makes them hard for me, is the social components that to go hand in hand.

I don’t mind commenting on other people’s blogs, but if and when I do, I like it to be something of substance. Whether it’s just offering support and enthusiasm or something more, I don’t like wasting other people’s time [or my own] with idle yammering. I don’t do drive-by-commenting, which feels like the internet equivalent of weather chitchat.

I met some lovely people that opened the door to some amazing conversations about life, writing and the hundreds of reasons why we as writers do what they do. But, ultimately, I’m happy to say goodbye to Round of Words. It took me until April 1st – after the event finished – to find a writing plan/style/pattern that works for me, and while I do feel that ROW was a part of that discovery, I’m much happier going my own way. With one small goal and many many options for how I’d like to achieve it.

I wish all fellow and future ROWers the best of luck with their future works. Thank you for taking the time to comment, like or read my blog. Thank you for everything you shared over on the Facebook page. And for those of you continuing on, I wish you the best of luck in Round Two.


Categories: ROW80, Writing

3 Responses so far.

  1. Owen O'Neill says:

    Glad to hear you had a good month. 🙂

    What happened was that the water blew while no one was home for several days. My house has a half-basement, and by the time my housemates got home and noticed it (the water heater is not in a location we frequently access), the basement had ~18 inches of water in it. So most everything we had stored down there was pretty much done in and some of the walls (plaster) were in pretty bad shaped. So it was quite the mess.

    We got it cleaned out, and the major repairs were finished this weekend, and now we’re dealing with the insurance company, who has been pretty decent so far. But we’re not done with them yet, so I’m not sure what we’ll be out-of-pocket on this, but it could be a lot worse.

    Good to hear from you as well!

  2. April was a very good month. The tail end here is a bit sluggish, but I’m working on getting my steam back. What plumbing disaster happened, were you able to get it fixed? My brother works in the trades, so I get curious. So glad to hear from you again!

    All the best,

  3. Owen O'Neill says:

    I hope you’ve been having a happy and productive time of it. My April was eaten by taxes and plumbing disasters and I’m only now trying to get back in the saddle (as it were).

    best wishes,