Vote! Vote! Vote! and #ROW80

"I Voted"
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from Evan Sims

I voted on Monday. Not saying for whom.

Most of my readers are Americans, and we have an important election this week–not just for president, but for state and local offices as well. Remembering that my great-grandmother did not have the right to vote always impresses upon me the significance and privilege of getting to cast a ballot in our nation’s republic.

Sometimes my candidate wins, sometimes not. That’s the way it goes. But even if everyone out there disagreed with my political persuasion, I would encourage them to vote. Because when you can democratically elect your leaders, they should represent the people’s voice.

38.4 percent of eligible voters in the United States did not cast a ballot for president in 2008. C’mon, we can do better than that!

If you haven’t voted already, schedule it for Tuesday. Treat it like your doctor’s appointment or lunch with a good friend or a job interview: You wouldn’t cancel for just any reason or forget. Check out this Honest Voting Ad from to see how easy it is to make excuses.

Be heard. Be represented. Vote.

Editing: SHARING HUNTER, young adult contemporary novel.

  • Complete full rewrite. 3 more chapters marked up.
  • Revise using Margie Lawson’s Deep EDITS system. Finished Margie’s lecture packet.
  • Deliver to beta readers. Waiting for first two.



  • Write two short stories. Revamped one short story.



Non-writing goals

  • Exercise twice a week. Once. And once is not enough.
  • Sort through photos and complete at least one album. (I stopped scrapbooking five years ago, and it’s piled up into a big mess. Moving into digital albums.) Sorting through house, then photos. Made some progress.

How are your goals coming along? And have you voted? Put voting your calendar? Figured out whom you’re voting for?

And cast a vote of confidence for your fellow ROWers! Find them HERE.