RoW80 Check-In: It’s Sunday Already?

“‘Locke!’ Taluin’s voice was suddenly a whip, sharp and commanding…and stinging, too. ‘Don’t ever say something like that again! They were your parents; it’s your history. You should ask! Ask everything; you have a right ot know, and no one can blame you for your curiosity. Ask. Especially since I have answers. Please, ask, but one question at a time!'”

This week was certainly a whirlwind for me! It’s hard to believe that it’s already Sunday and time for another Round of Words in 80 Days check-in; it feels like I was just whipping one of these Sunday check-ins the other day. I think that’s a good thing, over all. I think it’s nicer to have a week fly by than to have one that just seems to drag on and on, even if I feel I haven’t been as productive as I could have been. I haven’t been a complete loss, though, like last weekend.

Nothing too thrilling has been happening as far as my goals are concerned. I’m getting the first part of Serpent in a Cage typed up to sort of get a head start on typing it all up when it’s finished. I’m thinking of running the same sort of contest I ran with Battarack Girls: encourage a little spike in Bowlful of Bunnies‘s sales which lead to a reveal of the prologue. I’m also scribbling away in the main text, on one of my favorite chapters where Locke learns about his mother from Taluin, and it’s all heart-tugging and you just want to give him a great big old hug.

I’ve been working a little bit on some short stories, too. Not much, and my classic dilemma of being able to start things without finishing them is ringing true. So, I have a lot of stories started, but not a whole lot of them finished. One needs to be polished and sent out, though, so there’s something. I’m hoping to poke at them a little bit more on my upcoming days off, but most of my energy on days when I work has been channeled into SiaC.

I’ve been trying to be better about visiting my fellow RoWers lately, too (you can find them all here!), as well as doing plenty of reading and what have you. Quite a few good things have been happening in life in general, balanced out with some not so good things, so right now I’m feeling a pretty decent zen about everything. I’m not sure I really feel about delving into the depths of my brain with everything going on, but I do know that I can say there might be some really, really interesting things coming my way. Of course, usually when I say that, things tend to plod on as usual, but maybe this time I’ll actually be right.

How are things going for you? Have you ever had something going on in your life that you wanted to tell people about, but knew it was more prudent to just wait and see? I hate waiting, but at least the zen helps me keep my patience in check.


  1. Yes, I’d rather a week rushed by before I had time to notice…that means I’ve been LIVING it instead of watching it roll on by me! Ha.
    Glad you are having a zen moment in time, despite the waiting (Oh! The Waiting! lol). The sense that all is taken care of except what’s on the horizon is a truly awesome feeling. :}

  2. I’m glad to hear things are going well for you. Keep up the good work.

    To answer your question, I feel like I’m in a kind of holding pattern with my whole life right now. My wife is signed up to go into the Navy next spring, and I’m still not entirely sure if she will go through with it or not. Until we get closer to that date, I don’t feel like I can make any huge changes in my life, and even sharing them with people makes me nervous, as if I’m setting them in stone.

    I’ll probably be sharing more about this in my blog in the coming weeks, but I understand exactly what you’re saying! I hope things work out the way you’re hoping!

    • Thanks, Mike! That stretch of time between big events can be so testing sometimes! Part of you feels like you should appreciate it while it’s there, but, on the other hand, you want things to get going. Ugh. Good luck to your wife, whatever she decides!

  3. It’s funny how some weeks just fly by and others drag. I like weeks where the weekdays fly by and the weekend drags. LOL.

    Good luck this week. I hope you get some major writing done!

    • Now, see, it’s the opposite; I’m stuck doing all my working on the weekends (UGH, retail!), so the weekends, those can just fly right by as far as I’m concerned and how about more of these days like this upcoming week with three days off smack dab in the middle of the week dragging? That would be nice. : )

  4. I’ve had a couple of exciting/flattering things like that happen in regards to writing that I totally wanted toot my own horn about… but I didn’t because I thought it might seem like I was tooting my own horn. hahahaha I tell my family, though, so I can have someone be excited with me. 🙂

    Glad to see you’re getting some work done! Yay!

    • My roommate winds up being the one I babble to about the fun/exciting things. Isn’t it so funny how sometimes we feel shy about being proud? For me, I always imagine that, whatever it is, people just won’t ~get~ how awesome it is if I try to explain it…

  5. I’ve discovered that at any given point I have two-to-four things going on in my life I’d like to write about, but doing so would result in…complications. There are things I choose not to write about because it might ruin a friendship, other times it’s a simple fear of jinxing myself: don’t write about the possible good thing until it’s finally here.
    And every single time I hold back, I feel like I’m committing some kind of mortal, writing sin.

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