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Row 80 Check-In and Blogger Ball

Welcome to the SheWrites Blogger Ball!

She Writes Blogger Ball

First off, welcome everyone from the She Writes Blogger Ball! I’m Stacy, a writing mom who blogs about anything that interests me. My speciality is “Thriller Thursday,” which features posts ranging from true crime to paranormal. As for the writing gig, I’ve completed my romantic suspense novel Light and Dark and I’m preparing to query while working on a new book, The Prophet. Hope you enjoy the blog!


As we wind down this round of Row80, I have to thank all the participants who did such a great job of cheering each other on. There were days when I didn’t want to write or felt completely behind, and it was wonderful to have the support of writing friends.

These were my Row80 Goals:

1) Edit/Rewrite at least one chapter a day of Light and Dark.
***First round edit to be completed by September 19.
2) Get outline and first 5000 words of The Prophet done.
3) Blog at least 3x a week and keep building my author platform.
4) Read, RT and comment on at least 5 blogs a day.

I’m happy to say I’ve achieved all of them. Light and Dark is in the second round of editing, and I’m still hoping to begin querying by November. I’ve worked really hard on The Prophet, and it’s coming along nicely. I’m pretty excited about the things I have planned, and I’ve exceeded my writing goal for The Prophet by about 1500 words. As for blogging, I’ve stuck to three times a week and done pretty well on commenting/RTing. Overall, Row80 was a success for me, and I’m looking forward to round four.

For anyone who doesn’t know what Row80 is, check it out here. The next round is starting up soon!

My favorite blog posts this week:

How’s your last Row80 week been? Do you have any great links to share?

8 comments on… “Row 80 Check-In and Blogger Ball”

  1. What a fascinating blog. The post on the Mary Bell murders is chilling. I'm subscribing! Also, thanks for introducing me to Row80. I'm going to check that out. So glad to have found this blog through the Bloggers Ball.

  2. Wow, those were really great goals to achieve, I may just have to check out what Row80 is about. Congrats and all the best. Thanks for the links.

  3. Kudos on making your goals Stacy! Very inspiring. I'm a newbie planning on joining ROW80 next round to keep me "to task" as I start my first novel. I'm quickly learning the longer work is a different animal then my short stories. ROW80 will give me great structure and support.

  4. Congrats on meeting all your goals! Row80 has been fantastic. I exceeded my expectations/goals for the round. I'm so glad I found out about it! =)

  5. KellyThanks! I'm going to set the bar a little higher next time, but still feeling pretty good about it.Liz,Thanks so much! Really glad you enjoyed it – I always try to make Thriller Thursday as informative and chilling as possible. Good luck on the next Row80, you'll love it.

  6. MyneThank you, and you should definitely check out Row80. Great way to stay motivated despite life's various road blocks. Thanks for stopping by!CricketThanks so much! Hope you enjoyed the blog.BarbaraThanks! Definitely join Row80 next round – it's been a great way to stay focused and there's a lot of support when you're muddling through. Yes, longer work is tough and Row80 is great help.AngelaThanks, and congrats to you, too! So glad you were successful:)

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