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Sunday Sampler for September 22, 2013 – Renewal

Note to my regular readers: If you’ve been reading here for a while, you might remember my Sunday Sampler feature. As it was, it was long, and time consuming to compile.

I’ve decided that a shortened form will be easier to maintain long-term, and easier to read, too. So, each week, I will offer three items, in three categories – because I love the number 3!

So, now that the business end of things has been tended to, I have a question – Are we ready to read?!

 Assorted lovelies for your reading and viewing pleasure….offered up weekly on a pretty blog platter!

I love learning and stretching my perspective; I love sharing what I find with others, and learning and stretching more in the process.

I offer up this virtual Sunday paper, filled with things I have read and enjoyed recently, in the spirit of learning and sharing.

And now, this week’s buffet of ideas….as I return to this feature! There’s a cellular peptide cake (with mint icing) and refreshing beverages on the table.  Help yourself! =)

Creating:

Learning:

Relating:

  • A courage of their own: Shannon at Breaking Daylightshares what happened in her family when she waited for her sons to discover their own types of courage, in their own ways and in their own time.

  • Running Naked Through An Emotional Forest: Rhenna Morgan shares this provocative bit of philosophizing about emotional indulgence and receptivity.

  • Talking to Your Dog is Not as Crazy as You Think: L.E. Carmichael explores the science of human/canine communication. Not that I care if people think me mad, so long as I can chat up the Corki-dog!

I hoped you enjoyed the return of the Sunday Sampler.  Do you have  opinions? Comments?Suggestions? Questions? Ideas?Links to share? An editorial?

I love hearing from you! 

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Saturday’s Share: Living A Learning Life

Jeremiah and Annalise learning history on the roadside…another day in our lives. Photo credit: Shan Jeniah Burton.

 

At Aiden Lair, Minerva in New York’s,Adirondack State Park, September 4, 2013. Photo credit: Shan jeniah Burton.

Welcome to Saturday’s Share – Reflections and impressions inspired by and celebrating images from daily life, to add a bit of sparkle to the weekend. Happy Saturday!

What does the first day of school mean to you? A return to a familiar pace and schedule? Homework, bedtime, and getting-up battles? Memories of your own school days? The first turning of leaves, and days so achingly lovely that it seemed a shame to be caught indoors, the summer “officially” but not truly over?

Today’s Share is of Jeremiah and Annalise, at a point of historical interest, during what, for many children in our area, was the first day of school.

As you can see, they did not go to school last Wednesday. Neither of them have ever attended school, although one or both may choose to, one day. For now they are choosing to go about their living, learning from anything and everything as they go.

This year, we decided to take advantage of perfect late-summer weather, Jim having a rare Wednesday off, and the sudden drop-off of weekday visitors at local attractions, and drive into the mountains to the Wild Center of the Museum of the Adirondacks.

We didn’t take into account that most of the family would be awake well into the early-morning hours, or that the drive would turn out to be longer than we remembered. It became clear about 30 miles from the lake that we wouldn’t make it there in time to enjoy the museum.

That was about the time we ran into the major road construction, and pulled over at this historical marker, near a formidable and deserted building, and re-assessed our plans for the afternoon.

And so we learned that the building was Aiden Lair, and that Theodore Roosevelt had stopped here, on his surrey ride to be sworn in as President.

So, instead of observing otters and facsimile calving glaciers, as we’d planned, we ended up learning this intriguing tidbit about our state – I hadn’t known that any President had been sworn in in Buffalo, and now I do. We know, too, that what the looming old structure was once a popular huntsmens’ lodge and stagecoach stop.

We decided, shortly after this picture was taken, to drive back to Lake George Village, something Jim and I had been planning to do with the kids at some point. We walked along the shops leading to Million Dollar Beach. Most of the tour boats were already tied up – after Labor Day, most tours are weekends-only. We saw the Mohican come in, chatted about the French name of the Lac du Saint Sacrement, studied the paddlewheel on the steam-powered Minne-ha-ha, and noticed that the Adirondac, a stately vessel, was tied in only a few feet of water – its prow is sharp and shallow.

We watched SNUBA divers, petted some dogs, window shopped, and wandered through a little garden tucked away beside the main path. We took a peek at the entrance to Fort William Henry, and decided that we might tour it, one day.

And then we saw a surrey with fringe on top. I sang a bit from Oklahoma, and we remembered that Theodore Roosevelt had traveled by surrey on the way to his inauguration.

That’s how learning works, for us – in wandering journeys and changes in plans, in spontaneous adventures, in talking and laughing and just being open to what’s right here, wherever here is. It’s making connections, and allowing time for things to unfold the way they do, and engaging in a life of choice.

It’s understanding that we are always learning, and, even when it seems that we’re just hanging out with one another, that things connect in many ways, and there is no way to tell the full scope of the value of anything learned, in the instant of learning.

It’s knowing that there is a kind of learning, and connection, that is wild and free, outside on a lovely day, that’s just being together and present, that could never be designed with lesson plans and itineraries, but which unfurls perfectly when just given the space and time.

This picture reminds me that there is more to learning than facts and figures…and sometimes I need to remember this, because, after all, I went to school, and there are times when I worry a little about this responsibility I’ve undertaken to facilitate rather than command my children’s learning, to let them grow naturally rather than pruning them into a predetermined shape.

Someday, one or both of them might decide to go to school, and I’m glad I will have this image and this day, to remind me that, as Oscar Wilde said,

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

How about you? Have you found learning in expected places? Changed plans and had the delight of something vivid, rich, and spontaneous? Experienced the swirling eddies, waterfalls, and ponds of natural learning? Just had a sparkling, magical family day, at any age?

I love when my readers share, Saturday or anytime!

 

Posted in A Round of Words in 80 Days, Challenges and Contests, Life Writing, Round 3 2013

I Like To: Final Round 3 ROW80 Update, September 18, 2013

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 What is ROW80, you ask? Why, it’s Kait Nolan‘s baby, The Writing Challenge that Knows You Have a Life!

 How do you feel, at the end of something that challenged and delighted you?

This is the last update of the round. There will be a break, now, until the next round starts on October 7.

 It’s a breather, a time to assess, to move some of my long-term goals forward, and to set my intentions for the next round, the rest of the year, and beyond.

So, while I won’t be posting updates for a bit, I will be writing, and I will be focused on my goals.

Because I’m not just a writer for 80 days at a time, 4 times a year.

I am a writer, always.

There’ll also be a lessening of intensity, a restful lull where I indulge myself and those I love. Where I refill, refresh, and renew. Where I allow fantasies and reality to blend, and make room for the magical parts of writing to happen, and mostly keep my progress to myself.

I’ll have a little more time to pose for silly photos….

I also still have some dishes on my personal buffet, and so I will be free to sample as I choose…

  • During the break, I will be tidying up the buffet table, indulging, and considering Round 4 offerings. Bon appetit!

Accounting of my ROW80 Goals Progress:

Blogging:

Write two new Saturday’s Share posts each week, until I have a queue of 5 posts. On target.

  • Photo links for the next two posts have been selected.

Post Wordless Wednesday and WIPpet Wednesday posts. Target attained!

Build queue two posts ahead for each by end of round. Running late, but on target.

  • WIPpet Wednesday: Post scheduled for September 25.

Gather links for Sunday Sampler – 3 per category. Target attained!

  • Spent some time in my Pocket app, reading and collecting links.

Continue brainstorming post ideas, adding features over time. Pending.

  • Nothing new written down, but mental brainstorming gaining in intensity, as I add features.

Keep up with comments and sharing. Target attained!

  • Comments caught up at shanjeniah.

  • Both Wednesday posts shared at memes; more sharing pending.

More time to celebrate growth…

Editing: (With Cathy Yardley‘s Rock Your Revisions).

Bounded by a Nutshell: Complete first pre-editing readthrough/notes by January 1,2014. On target.

Print and reread WIP, making on-page rough notes. On target.

  • Printing: Page 734/734.  Yup, done!

  • Silent readthrough: Page 504/734.

  • Private read-aloud: Page 134/734.

 Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme. On target.

  • WIPpet Wednesday: Father and Child Reunion

  • Post Scheduled for 9/25.

  • Excerpt selected for 10/10 post.

  • Ongoing.

More time to be with friends…

Writing:

To Be or Not to Be – Write at least 25,000 words in September.On target.

  • Current WIP total: 169,012/~200,000 words. Under 35,000 to go!

  • 1,160 new words.

  • September total-to-date: 6,058 words.

  • This WIP has been waiting as other things took precedence.

The Stars are Fire: Plan Scene #25; Konii’s POV; Adapt Scene #24 Outline – from 9/12). Target attained!

  • Scene #24 plan adaptation complete.

  • Scene #25 planned.

Perchance to Dream: Write Scene #17; Spock’s Plot Point #1 -from 9/12). Target attained!

  • 2,643 new words.

  • WIP total: 64,452/~100,000 words.

More time to play….and play at writing!

Business-y Stuff:

Maintain sponsor visits. Target attained!

Beta Reading: A More Complicated Fairy Tale – complete by end of round. Target attained!

  • Comments: Complete: page 190/190.

  • Emailed to author on Tuesday.

Write my next segment for “Write a Story with Me”. Target attained!

  • Written, scheduled, and submitted. I love this piece. =)

Begin beta-reading for Chameleon in a Mirror once file is received. On target.

  • Reading: Chapters 1-3; page 22/208. I’m hooked! =)

Update Long Term ROW80 Goals, and Noveling Action Plan, with goals for Round 4. On target.

  • I have drafted Long Term Update, Blogging and Writing Sections, with October goals added.

Read, comment, and share WANA blogs. On target.

  • I read several WANA blogs this week.

  • I will be sharing two WANA posts as part of my first Sunday Sampler of the fall season – date TBA.

  • Ongoing.

Visit and post to three WANA tribes. On target.

  • I posted to An Hour a Day.

  • Visited: 2/3. Posted: 2/3.

Visit a WANA chat area and engage weekly! Target attained!

  • I chatted briefly with another WANA on Sunday.

More time with this guy…shhh, he’s not as tough as he looks. =)

What do you do, when you have a break? What delights you, renews you, fulfills you? I’d really like to know!

To peek in on, and/or encourage other ROWers, click here!

Posted in A Round of Words in 80 Days, Challenges and Contests, Life Writing, Round 3 2013

Suddenly Almost: ROW80 Update, September 15, 2013

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What is ROW80, you ask? Why, it’s Kait Nolan‘s baby, The Writing Challenge that Knows You Have a Life!

Are you a planner who always knows what’s next, or do things tend to sneak up on you when you’re busy elsewhere, living your life?

I spend most of my waking hours with my children, and I love it. As they grow, they need less from me in the way of physical care, and we are, more and more, able to share mutually stimulating conversation, play, connection, and creation of many kinds.

 These last days, I’ve been doing hometending and writerly things, and pondering all the sea changes that seem to be happening within me and my family….

 And then, I read Kait’s check-in post, and was blindsided.

 This is the second to last update of the round.

 Many of my goals are long-term, and will be carried over, but there are a few I intended to complete before the round ends…and time is growing short.

Time to assess, and plan. Jim has Monday and Tuesday off, so there will be time to clear the goals buffet table a little, and get ready to reset it for Round 4….

Growing toward my goals….

A few words about my goals:

  • I prefer a buffet of goals. I update only those which have progressed.

  • From now to the official end of Round 3 (9/18), and during the break,I will be tidying up the buffet table, and considering Round 4 offerings.

Accounting of my ROW80 Goals Progress…and beyond!

Blogging:

Schedule Saturday’s Share queue two posts ahead by September 15. Target attained!

  • Posts scheduled through September 28!

  • Write two new posts each week; build a queue of 5 by October 1.

Keep up with comments and sharing. On target.

  • Ongoing.

The forest, the tress -and is there a goal I see tucked away up there?

Editing: (With Cathy Yardley‘sRock Your Revisions).

Bounded by a Nutshell: Complete first pre-editing readthrough/notes by January 1,2014.On target.

Print and reread WIP, making on-page rough notes. On target.

  • 520/734 pages printed.

  • Silent readthrough: Chapters 1-12; page 345/734. A bit less than halfway through.

  • Reading aloud (privately; WIP not suitable for other listeners, yet); page 36/734.

  • Begin taking notes after initial readthroughs complete.

Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme. On target.

A fertile proliferation of creation.

Writing:

To Be or Not to Be – Write at least 25,000 words in September.On target.

  • 4, 898/ 25,000 words.

  • 772 new words.

  • WIP total: 167,852/ ~200,000 words. Under 35K to go! =)

  • Ideas coalescing. The words will come…soon, I think!

  • Ongoing.

The Stars are Fire: Write Scene #24, Niaan’s Pinch Point #1 (beginning by 8/29). Target attained!

  • Note: Mistakenly reported this writing done last update. Only the planning was done, then.

  • 4,057 new words.

  • WIP total: 60, 801/ ~100,000 words. Less than 40K to go!

  • Plan Scene #25; Konii’s POV; Adapt Scene #24 Outline by September 19.

Perchance to Dream: Write Scene #17; Spock’s Plot Point #1 -by 9/19). On target.

  • 801 new words.

  • WIP total: 61,809/~100,000 words. Less than 40K to go here, too!

  • Ongoing.

Time to ease some goals from the creative tangle…

Business-y Stuff:

Maintain sponsor visits. Target attained!

  • Ongoing.

Complete IHIPs, and submit once approval packet is received. On target.

  • Both rough drafts completed and revised.

  • Submit when school district honors its obligation.

Final revisions; draft email and attach pending approval packet. Target attained!

  • Both IHIPs attached; email drafted and saved, ready to go.

  • Write Round 4 sponsor post; submit on time!

Beta Reading: A More Complicated Fairy Tale – complete by end of round. On target.

  • Initial read-through complete: page 172/ 172

  • Comments: Complete through Chapter 8; page 98/ 180.

  • Ongoing.

  • Write my next segment for “Write a Story with Me”.

  • Begin beta-reading for Chameleon in a Mirror once file is received.

Complete all long-term updates (general, blogging, and noveling). Target attained!

  • General Blogging Action Planupdate complete.

  • This contains goals for Round 4.

  • Individual Blogging Action Plans will wait, as I’ve done nothing toward them since the last update.

  • Update Long Term ROW80 Goals/Noveling Action Plan, with goals for Round 4, by October 7.

Visit and post to three WANA tribes. On target.

  • I commented at Writing to Heal -yes, I did! =D

  • I began reading comments and discussions at Twitter Tweeps.

  • Visits: 2/3. Posting: 1/3.

  • Ongoing.

So, what are YOU up to, this week? I’d love to hear about it!

To peek in on, and/or encourage other ROWers, click here!

Focusing in on my creative endeavors…through this round, and beyond!
Posted in A Round of Words in 80 Days, Challenges and Contests, Life Writing, Round 3 2013

Saturday’s Share: Mooney Falls Memory

Havasu Falls, in the muddy seaason….

Welcome to Saturday’s Share – Reflections and impressions inspired by and celebrating images from daily life, to add a bit of sparkle to the weekend. Happy Saturday!

Today’s Share is of Mooney Falls, in the Grand Canyon.

Have you ever done something crazy for love? Something that almost scared the pee out of took you way out of your comfort zone? Something that ended up changing your life?

I have, and this picture of Havasu Falls is a reminder…

I don’t like being in the air, or having my foot slip from a curb. Bird’s eye views make me feel like I’m plummeting to my death.

I’ve ridden a cable car across Niagara Falls, climbed rock walls, and flown across most of North America – twice! These experiences were, at once, terrifying and empowering.

Sixteen years ago, I took a leap of faith, and accepted a job at the Grand Canyon.I’d wanted to live in the desert since the third grade.

There, I fell in love with Jim. Jim – whose life ambition was to skydive. He’d lived near the Canyon for twelve years, and had hiked every trail the South Rim had to offer, many more than once.

When we signed on for an employee weekend hiking to Havasu Falls, he said it would be a shame not to go a little further along the Colorado River, to Mooney Falls.

I had a book on Canyon hikes and history, so I knew that the Supai natives who still lived nearby had named it Mooney Falls as a joke – when a white man named Mooney fell to his death there!

Encouraging, no?

The last 60 feet of the trail is a descent straight down the cliff face, using footholds and heavy chains attached with railroad spikes. Jim knew I was afraid, and didn’t insist that I try, although he maintained that the travertine waterfalls with their turquoise pools were worth it.

In the end, I tried. I was sure I was going to die. I could not look down; and might never have made it if Jim wasn’t below me, patiently setting my feet in the footholds for me. It wasn’t graceful, but it was effective.

The pools at the bottom were exquisite, perfect for swimming, playing, and reveling. In a beautiful fern grotto, Jim proposed to me while holding me in waist deep water.

I joke that he trapped me into acceptance, because I NEEDED him to get back UP that cliff…. =)

That wasn’t the last time we took a leap of faith, made a terrifying descent, or faced a steep uphill climb where the risk of plummeting to catastrophe was a real risk.

When I look at this image, I remember that day, and how accepting the challenge of facing my terror, and trusting  Jim to help me, led to the life I’m leading today. Would we be married now, if I had decided to stay home where it was safe?

We don’t know. Jim maintains that it was a spontaneous decision – he felt the place and the moment were “too beautiful to waste”. Maybe another moment would have come – or maybe not. He’s an adventurous guy; a woman unwilling to take that risk might have slipped out of his life.

It didn’t seem like a life-changing decision, to brave the side of the cliff that day. Honestly, I wasn’t feeling very brave at all. But I was. I didn’t let fear own me that day; I accepted it, and moved with it down that cliff, and then back up again.

And it’s taken me to places I never dreamed of, that day at Mooney Falls.

So, how about you? Can you think of times when you were bold, and dared your fears? When you ventured forth from your safe spaces, and did something that changed you? What was it? How did it go? Would you do it again? I love when my readers share, Saturday or anytime!

Posted in A Round of Words in 80 Days, Challenges and Contests, Round 3 2013

A Deepening Passion: ROW80 Update, September 11, 2013

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What is ROW80, you ask? Why, it’s Kait Nolan‘s baby, The Writing Challenge that Knows You Have a Life!

Have you ever felt like so much was shifting inside you that you really couldn’t give it words?

I’ve been feeling that way, these last two weeks or so. Maybe it’s the transitional energy of fall, or the fact that we’ve been shifting our living room, as we strive to make it into a greatroom we can all gather in and enjoy a wide array of pursuits. Or that I’m working out, and working toward making a habit of it. Or that the school year has begun here, and that always has me reflective and profoundly grateful that school doesn’t take over our lives. Or that we’re all on differing sleep cycles at the moment, so things are a bit unsettled, so far as our daily rhythms are concerned.

Maybe it’s something deeper. It tends to happen, every so often, that I myself deepen and shift. I’m taking ownership of my life, in a new and more peaceful way.

Whatever the reason, I am allowing this feeling the space to be, and to grow as it will. Life has shown me that something good will come of it, so it will have as much of my attention as it needs. I may be more often absent as not, these last days of the round, as I give myself to the feeling, and also to the goals I’ve set for myself.

A moment in Albany, last June.

Whether you are a ROW80er or not, readying for autumn cooldown, or flinging your soul wide to welcome spring, may September delight you and shift your life for the better!

A few (new) words about my goals:

  • I post only those goals I made progress on.

  • Primary focus: IHIPs, until complete, then editing.

  • Secondary focus:writing/beta reading.

  • Tertiary focus: blogging.

  • Networking will fit into the smaller spaces between larger projects – I’m still in a more quiet personal space, but I have returned to Facebook and Twitter in small ways.

Here’s an accounting of my ROW80 Goals Progress…and what will be next!

The Halfmoon in the window of the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Blogging:

Continue uploading photo batches to Flickr, post-editing. On target.

  • Ten photos uploaded for my 9/25 Wordless Wednesday post.

  • Ongoing goal.

Edit Albany Institute pictures for Wordless Wednesday post. On target.

  • 10 photos edited for my 9/25 post.

  • Ongoing.

Post Wordless Wednesday and WIPpet Wednesday posts. Target attained!

  • Build queue two posts ahead by end of round.

Keep up with comments and sharing. On target.

  • Monday comments on time.

  • Sharing of Wednesday posts will be next, after this update is published.

  • Ongoing.

Sometimes, I feel this  way….

Editing (With Cathy Yardley‘sRock Your Revisions🙂 On target.

Bounded by a Nutshell: Pending.

  • Figured out how to print wirelessly – and that I need black ink. Purchasing Tuesday; hope to be printing my working copy by Wednesday.

Art against city street.

Writing:

To Be or Not to Be – Write at least 25,000 words in September.On target.

  • 4,186/ 25,000 words.

  • 3,165 new words.

  • WIP total: 167,080/ ~200,000 words. Under 35K to go! =)

  • A slow first third of the month, as other things held priority. I have resumed writing, with ideas coalescing. The words will come…

  • Ongoing.

The Stars are Fire: Write Scene 24, Niaan’s Pinch Point #1 (beginning by 8/29). Target attained!

  • On the late side, but done.

Eygyptian art – an historical display.

Business-y Stuff:

Maintain sponsor visits. Target attained!

  • Ongoing.

Complete IHIPs, and submit once approval packet is received. On target.

  • Both rough drafts completed.

Final revisions; draft email and attach pending approval packet.

  • Annalise’s IHIP is polished and ready to go.

Beta Reading: A More Complicated Fairy Tale – complete by end of round. On target.

  • Initial read-through: Chapters 1-6; page 62 /172

  • Comments: Chapter Two,scene 3; page 18 /174

Complete all long-term updates (general, blogging, and noveling). On target.

  • General Blogging Action Plan in progress.

  • Ongoing, until completed.

Visit and post to three WANA tribes. On target.

  • In a manner of speaking….I chatted a while with another writer in the main chat room. I don’t know why, but I feel very shy and resistant around this particular type of interaction.

  • Visit a WANA chat area and engage weekly!

Is this transitional season offering you inner shifting and insight? Are you feeling an upsurge of creativity and change in your life? I’d love to hear about it!

To peek in on, and/or encourage other ROWers, click here!

Stark Art
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Family Fun Day!: ROW80 Update, September 8, 2013

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What is ROW80, you ask? Why, it’s Kait Nolan‘s baby, The Writing Challenge that Knows You Have a Life!

I’m seeing a lot of back-to-school posts right now, but, for our unschooling family, life rolls on pretty much as before – with passionate learning, and adapting to changes.

Note:  I’ve been mostly away from the Internet for the last week or so.  Lots of family time, lots o of time spent in my own head, quietly, lots of changes within internal and external spaces.

Not much I want to talk about, but much to think and feel…here’s something I can share.

My husband has the three days after Labor Day off. We decided that we would spend Wednesday – the first day of school for many children in our area – at the WILD! Center of the Adirondack Museum.

We’ve moved into a more nocturnal part of our rhythm, though, and I spent most of Tuesday night editing, posting my Wednesday blogs, and playing Cake Mania 3. I finally made it to bed at around 8am, and woke a little after 10am. The children were up nearly as long, and we let them sleep until nearly noon.

Roadside learning, Burton style!

The directions I had didn’t list mileage, and, when we’d been driving well over an hour, we realized that we wouldn’t make it to the museum in time to really enjoy it. We made the joint decision to set the plan aside for another time, and, after some discussion and a historic and scenic roadside stop, we instead drove back to Lake George, and spent a delightful hour in the vicinity of Million Dollar Beach, where we watched SNUBA divers, looked at the Minne-ha-ha (christened when I was one day old!), and the other tour boats, saw an actual surrey with the fringe on topand the eager hansom mare who pulled it, wandered around a secret garden, did some window shopping, enjoyed spectacular views, perfect late-summer weather, and delightful companionship, and got “trapped” in Adirondack chairs. We had a sweet treat at Ben and Jerry’s, then, on our way home, we stopped at a playground tucked away in the woods…

Not the day we planned, but a day that was perfect in its spontaneous sparkle. Have you ever had a day like that -one that simply went its own way despite your plans, and turned out to be just right?

A few (new) words about my goals:

  • I post only those goals which I made progress on.

  • Current primary focus: IHIPs; beta reading.

  • Secondary focus: writing.

  • Tertiary focus: blogging.

  • Networking  will fit into the smaller spaces between larger projects.

Here’s an an accounting of my ROW80 Goals Progress…and what will be next!

Blogging:

Continue uploading photo batches to Flickr, post-editing. On target.

  • Six photos uploaded for this week’s Wordless Wednesday post.

  • Ongoing goal.

Complete second Coffee and Conversation post, and schedule. Target attained!

  • Schedule 2 more posts by Sepetember 15.

Majesty Afloat…

Schedule both Saturday’s Share posts by Wednesday, August 21. Late, but on target now.

Post Wordless Wednesday and WIPpet Wednesday posts. On target.

  • Ongoing.

Keep up with comments and sharing. Target attained!

Delightful focal point!

Editing (With Cathy Yardley‘sRock Your Revisions🙂 On target.

Chameleon’s Dish :

Take general on-page notes. Target attained!

  • Complete through Scene#66; page 249/249.

Continue list of per-scene attention items. Target attained!

  • Completed #Scene 66; page 249/249.

  • Ongoing until all scenes have a list page; with placeholders for missing scenes.

Goofy big kid!

Writing:

To Be or Not to Be – Write at least 25,000 words in September.On target.

  • 1,221/ 25,000 words.

  • 1,221 new words.

  • WIP total: 163, 913/ ~200,000 words. Under 40K to go! =)

  • Ongoing.

The Stars are Fire: Plan/Adapt Scene 24, Niaan’s Pinch Point #1 (beginning by 8/29). Target attained!

Perchance to Dream: Write Scene #16; Amanda’s Plot Point #1(beginning by 8/29). Target attained!

  • 1,952 new words.

  • WIP total: 61,008/~100.000 words.

  • Plan/Adapt Scene #17; Spock’s Plot Point #1 (beginning by 9/5).

Sixteen years….a selfie!

Business-y Stuff:

Maintain sponsor visits. Target surpassed!

  • Ongoing.

Complete IHIPs by September 10, and submit once approval packet is received . On target.

  • Annalise’s Social Sciences complete.

  • Ongoing.

A lovely Lake George moment.

Complete all long-term updates (general, blogging, and noveling). On target.

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Family silliness!