Journal and ROW 80 Round Three Round Up.

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We’re nearing the end of round three for A Round of Words in 80 Days. This round for me began so well and for a while, I was writing everyday and checking in. Then it all stopped… again. I can’t think of any reason why other than I let myself loose momentum and I fell out of my writing routines.

Round four begins on 6th October and it will be a chance for me to set new goals and start again (a thing I really love about ROW 80 in general.) My main goal right now is to get into the habit of writing everyday beyond 750 words. I am continuing with that but I am not writing much beyond it and I want that to change. I need to build on my daily writing routine.

I have already begun journaling every day using 365 Journal Writing Ideas. Today (21st September,) it asked me to write down all my resolutions for the coming year (365 days in fact,) and make a promise to myself that I would try to fulfil three of them. I eventually picked three that I felt were important to me.

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My Pledge To Journal.

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writingI have got myself out of the habit of writing everyday. For a while, I had an established routine but it has recently fallen by the wayside. I have continued to do 750 words (I am currently on a 87 day streak,) but at the moment, that is serving the purpose of being a little bit of a dumping ground for all the random thoughts and strange dreams I seem to having a lot of lately.

I found a book called 365 Journal Writing Ideas. In an effort to get back to writing everyday, I plan to make my way through this book (even if some of the subject matters scare me when it comes to sharing, like the first one did.)

The first day (Saturday 20th,) asks about what happiness means to me. This a little coincidental as I have just finished reading Hector and The Search For Happiness which tackles a similar subject (I will review it soon.)

Both these books have me thinking about what makes me happy. Happiness means different things to different people. For me, it is many different things from the happiness of the people around me to being snuggled up warm with a warm drink when it’s raining buckets outside.

I was a happy child but as I grew older, the confidence I had as a child evaporated. The way I saw the world changed and the more I began to worry about things. I am not saying I am unhappy now, but anxiety does seem to rear it’s head a little more than I would like. I am a worrier. I can’t seem to help it – getting held back by this worry about what other people think has previously held me back and has influenced me.

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ROW Check in (Sunday 3rd August.)

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Hello all.

Just a quick check in for me. It’s slightly late too. I did try and check in yesterday (Sunday) but WordPress was being temperamental and not letting me upload photos for some reason. As I had already had a long day at work, I lost patience with it and in the end, I had to give up and go to bed.

It’s been a bit of a busy couple of weeks (explaining the lack of checking in.) I’ve been working a lot and I also had the dentist (I had to have a tooth out) so that also just made me feel a little sorry for myself.

It’s a new month for Novel Kicks. We turn five tomorrow. I can’t believe that it’s been five years. I do feel a little proud of that. The book club is reading Before I Die by Jenny Downham if anyone fancies joining in? It’s the book the film, Now is Good is based on.

Over to the goals…

31stMy novel (Camp Nano and 750 words.)

I finished Camp NanoWriMo with one day spare. Yey! My word count was just over 25,000 words. This also meant that I also completed the July challenge for 750 words. Very happy!


Photo Diary:

OK at taking one a day but rubbish at uploading. All up to date now though.


Day 29: July 29th. My lovely new Fairytale bag.

Reward Jar:

I completed my writing challenge and I put the money toward this fabulous bag. Now I am onto the August 750words challenge and already have £1.50 in the pot.


Non ROW blog posts:

My goal is one a week which I’ve managed over the last couple. This week just gone I reviewed One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley and the previous week, I posted my ‘Books I’d Like To Read This Year,’ list.


Comment on three ROW blogs:

Will be done shortly. I’ve not done this last week as I didn’t get a chance to check in so I didn’t have a chance to comment either.



Cough. Um, I’ve fallen behind here but hoping to get back into the swing of exercising at least fifteen minutes a day but I’ve not been well and I can’t exercise when I am ill.


Hoping everyone has a good week. How has everyone done?