I “heart” ROW80 check-ins?


Well, check-ins are probably healthier than chocolate this Valentine’s week, right?  Not that I’m swearing off chocolate!

So, how did I do?

My goals:

1. Check-ins on Sundays.

Yep, I’m getting the hang of this one!

2. Blog posts on Tues/Fri schedule.

I really reveled in the chocolate “experience” this week, between my Tuesday post (When Chocolate Talks Back) and my Flashback Friday post (Chocolate through Time) about the history of chocolate.  I included a couple of recipes, too.  Y’all let me know how they turn out, okay?

3. Research/write new historical mystery for WWBC group; work on sequel to first book.

Piper and I got our wires crossed; I was waiting for her, and she was waiting for me, expecting something a bit more complete before she sends her comments.  Well, I know what I’m doing with my writing session tomorrow!

This past week I got cranking on the sequel to Dangerous and Unseemly, revising the plot outline, condensing threads and adding others, collecting certain key events into scenes and ordering them.  It was akin to herding cats, but I think all the kitties are now under control.  Haven’t heard from my agent yet about the fate of the first one, so I assume it’s still being reviewed by the publisher.  Fingers crossed!

Speaking of herding cats…


4. Support fellow writers/bloggers.

Can I just say how much I love Triberr?  That helps a lot.  Even though I’ve confined my twitter/blog forays to non-writing times, I’m still getting to check out, tweet, and comment on a lot of great peeps.

5. Exercise.

Well, it’s better than last week, although I haven’t been able to get a Burke Lake walk in because the weather has been bad on Sundays.  I got one dedicated walk, and on other days – this may sound crazy – I got up at various intervals and ran up and down the stairs until I was puffing and my legs felt like lead.  Adds a little zing to one’s mental acuity.  But the goal is to do better this week, and get more walks in!

So how are my fellow ROWers doing!  Hope all of you have had a great week!

Until next time,


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16 thoughts on “I “heart” ROW80 check-ins?”

  1. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    FANTASTIC week Kathy! Love it. Your are making tons of progress on your writing and kicking butt via social media. Love it.
    I hear on you exercise. You did great compared to me…I sucked hard this week. But I like to leave room for improvement. LOL! At least that’s what I tell myself. LOL!!

  2. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    Great job, Kathy! I LOVE Triberr too. It’s all nice and shiny and happy. We’ve had rain here, so I don’t think anybody’s been walking in my neck of the woods. Hope you can get in some more this week.

  3. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Hey there Kathy! That chocolate looks delicious girl! Ready for some of that. And your week looked and sounded productive. Very cool. More than I can say for my past week. So on with another week. Have a good one! 🙂

  4. Gene LemppGene Lempp

    First off, the mudslides are awesome! Not normally my thing but it took a great deal of self-discipline to not drink the night away.

    Second, wow on the stairs, that is incredible and creative. Nice job.

    Have a great week, Kathy 🙂

  5. Yolanda EarlyYolanda Early

    Wow, you’ve been a busy bee. Good for you. And best of luck with the novel. I hope you get awesome news from your agent.

  6. Sheila SeabrookSheila Seabrook

    Kathy, is sounds like you had a wonderfully productive week. WTG! And I love your idea of running up and down the stairs. We have a lot of stairs in our house. I could really use this kind of cardio workout.

    Here’s to another great ROW80 week.

  7. Marcia RichardsMarcia Richards

    Progress, hurray!! I love that you improvised and ran up and down the stairs! Another thing you can do is march in place–fast! It really revs you heart rate just like going up and down the stairs. Good for you, Kathy!

  8. Amy KennedyAmy Kennedy

    Great week KB! Never swear off chocolate. You are doing so well, and good luck on the one out w/editors.

  9. Donna NewtonDonna Newton

    I’m on Triberr but have yet to sit down and figure it out. Oh boy, I really don’t leave a lot to be desired when it comes to new computer ‘things’. 🙂


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