My Life As Lucille - Finding Joy In The Writer's Journey

I started the #ROW80 writing challenge with a modest goal. Unlike other writing challenges I've attempted, ROW80 isn't a pass/fail type of challenge. In case you're wondering what the ROW80 challenge is, click on the icon at the bottom of this post for more on what it is and how you can join us.

If you are new here, welcome! I’m so glad you came! Read more about me and what I write about HERE.

My Life As Lucille - ROW80 Sunday Update

Here it is. Sunday, ROW80 check-in. For more on the #ROW80 writing challenge and the inspiration behind it, click HERE.

If you're new to My Life As Lucille, welcome. Click HERE for a little background information about what I write about and why. I hope you'll come back for more. I'm going to apologize in advance for my somber mood. I'm usually a lot more entertaining than I am today, at least in my mind anyway.

ROW80 Update: I'm trying not to be discouraged or disappointed with my progress on my writing goals. I started out all excited and ready to write a million-and-seven words a day. Only life happened. I think you know what I mean.

Currently, my family is suffering indescribable heartache. I'm trying to figure out how to or even IF I can share more about it at some point.

At any rate, I haven't achieved my writing goal this week. So I sit here on Sunday, reflecting and refocusing. This week will be different. And writing is a part of my life. So it will happen. I know that I have the silent support of the ROW80 community I have recently met. And for that, I am grateful. For today, I'm just trying to get through an hour without breaking down.

To join the ROW80 writing challenge, click HERE.

Confessions Of A Hoarder

If you’re stopping by from #ROW80, you are welcome to skip down to the bottom for an update on my goals or click HERE. Of course, I won’t stop you from reading on if you'd like to. Please feel free, please be my guest. Please enjoy!


have a confession. Hoarding is in my blood. And things have gotten out of control. So I have resolved this year to de-clutter and simplify my home. I have spent the past few weeks going through closets, boxes, and basement attempting to free myself from the strangulating grip of excessively accumulated belongings. 

This procedure has been slow. And painfully rough. Like a colonoscopy without lube or anesthesia. Let me begin with my tragic back story.

ROW80 Update - 1/11/2015

Hello there! If you're visiting from ROW80, today's post is an update of my goals and progress. If you're here for some funny or one of my regularly published pieces of prose, come back on Monday. I have an entertaining bit for you to read. 

Round 1 ROW80 Goal:

Write 30 minutes, 3 times a week for a minimum of 90 minutes per week. So how did I do in the first week?

What Is ROW80 - Round 1 Goals I Can Actually Achieve For A Change

ROW80 Update: My goal for this ROW80 is to write 30 minutes, 3 times a week. 

So far, I’ve done that by logging 2 ½ hours on Monday and 35 minutes today. I’m super psyched about that since I was suffering from some severe writer’s block. 

Click HERE to read about my ROW80 goal and the inspiration behind it.

How Do You Know When You Are A Writer? - ROW80

I met with a young lady named Hayden the other day for lunch. She wanted my input and help with an idea she had for a children's picture book. She had only college writing experience and was uncertain as to whether or not publishing a children's book was a goal that was attainable. I politely disagreed and offered my services, however modest they were.

What Is ROW80? - Living Life As A Writer


ROW80 is the writing challenge 

that knows you have a life.

I've never been much for writing challenges, mostly because challenges of any kind make me want to wretch. That, and I already have enough self-doubt as a human being on my own, without repeatedly failing at challenges to remind me so. Only this one, this writing challenge was one I truly wanted to participate in.

My #ROW80 goal is to write 30 minutes every morning, three days per week. Now, this may seem like I’m setting the bar pretty low. And I am. But for right now, that is far more than I have been writing in months! (By the way, my 30 minute timer just went off and I’m not going to stop writing this until I’m finished with what I have to say.) I am hoping over the time the challenge takes place, I will regain my writing endurance. If for no other reason, but to share what it is that I have to say.

To find my writer voice again. 

To rekindle my passion of storytelling.

To live life as a writer. 

Click HERE for other posts and updates on my ROW80 goals. Click HERE if you want to know more about the ROW80 Challenge and how you can join us?

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