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Play, Elsewhere: ROW80 1/15/14 Update

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Hello again! It’s Week 2 of ROW80, and I am moving along with my playful approach to writing and life.

The last days have been filled with family, car repairs, editing and blogging – and capped off with a trip with my best girl to The Childrens’ Museum of Saratoga, where she’s been wanting to go. I took many pictures, but forgot the camera in the car Jim drove to work **sniff!**

Instead, I’m sharing pictures of our first trip there, when Annalise was a little girl of 4 or 5 and not the much bigger 9.5 year old who so delightfully accompanied me yesterday.

This week, may your sense of wonder and joy match hers!


Daily Writing Frame Progress: (beginning Sunday 1/6)

Sampling Sunday:

Reading books/blogs:

Sunday Sampler posts:

  • Read several posts from my Pocket file; starred some to use in future posts.

Play with Deep Revision stories.

  • Found in-progress story exercises.

Melding Monday:

Make and answer comments.

  • Yes. The dedicated time is helping.

Coffee and Conversation posts.

  • Posted both weeks.

Writing/Life integration:

  • A pleasant blending.

Talking Tuesday:

Twitter and Facebook:

  • Week 1:Yes.; Week 2 : No (away from Internet).


  • Week 1:Yes.; Week 2 : No (away from Internet)

Other types of real/virtual connection.

  • Week 1: Mostly online and family.

  • Week 2: Took Annalise to The Childrens’ Museum of Saratoga; mostly in-person contact.


Wild Card Wednesday:

Blogging queues and posts:

  • Posts: Yes.Queues:No.

Play in many ways:

  • Time with spouse and kids, reading, gaming, and being.

Whatever feels right! =):

  • Not giving you details, but yeah. =)

Trueborn Thursday:

Edit Chameleon’s Dish and Bounded by a Nutshell; RereadBlood and Breath:

  • CD: Roughing revision plan.

  • BBAN: Pre-revision notes.

  • BAB: Pending.

Draft To Be or Not to Be;The Stars are Fire; Perchance to Dream:

TBONTB: Reread last completed chapters.

TSAF: :Pending.

PTD: : Pending.

Exploring timeline and plot tribbles:

  • Rough chronological listing of WIPs and pending volumes.

  • Plot tribbles: : Pending.

Flirtatious Friday:

Exploration of whatever kind:

  • Reading; editing; gaming; fantasizing.

Freewriting on and without topic:

  • Sponsor post; website brainstorming.

Family connection and play:

  • Yes. Mellow family day.

Sharing Saturday:

Answer/make comments:

  • Yes!

Saturday’s Share posts:

  • Yes.

Share; submit; social media:

  • Share: :Yes.

  • Submit: : Pending.

  • Social Media: Yes.

Animal care.

ROW80 Update:

2014 Blogging

Focus on layout / design aspects of Blogging Action Plan.

Tidy Master Features Resource file. On target.

  • Coffee and Conversation section tidied.

Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.

Answer all comments on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Target attained!

  • Comments answered – on Monday, even!

Return visits to all commenters, as standard practice. On target.

  • I will be fitting these in during opportune moments; usually between other projects.

Resume regular blogging schedule with Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday posts across the three blogs. On target.

Brainstorm what I want in a website; move The Unfettered Life to a spiffy new home.

Write out a one-page brainstorming session for desired website features. Target attained!

  • About 500 words written. Allowing them to settle.

  • Visit five writing websites; consider what I do and don’t like about them.Pending.

Studying X-rays with a friend – so little, here!

2014 Writing:

Complete rough drafts of To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire, and Perchance to Dream.

  • Complete rough draft of TBONTB.Pending.

Explore gestatingStar Trek: Enterprise fan fiction novel concept, as well as Last House story collection concept, as short pieces / flash fiction, during April and May.

Exploring birds’ eggs. Ever the nature girl!

2014 Editing:

Complete first revision passes for Chameleon’s Dishand Bounded by a Nutshell; make pre-revision notes forBlood and Breath.

Complete pre-editing notes for Bounded by a Nutshell. On target.

  • On-page notes: Page 225/734.

  • Pre-revision Notebook: Page 225/734.

Revise all poems for QOMIS, until satisfied with the results.

  • Read poems aloud, highlighting for revision.Pending.

Complete Deep Revision process with my three short story WIPs.

  • Read through completed exercises, and my work for “A Splash of Red.” Pending.

Weighing in. She loved shopping at the grocery store exhibit!

2014 Hometending:

Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, inhabiting my study.

Complete family room reset. On target.

  • General decluttering/cleaning; more computer desk excavation, sorting and tidying family room desk.

Spend time daily in my study. Target attained!

  • Pockets of calm and purpose continuing to expand.

  • Clean up main documents files. Pending.

Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.

Experiment with play project schedule.On target.

  • Daily Frames update above.

Research small business establishment /administration.

2014 Lifetending:

Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.

Select and complete projects from my Play Jar.On target.

  • Details above.

  • 3/80 complete; 4/77 in progress.

Seek out playful ways to move and challenge my body.

Choose one playful motion for each day in January; do it several times, with a spirit of adventure. Target attained!

  • Leg lifts, t’ai chi movement; walking.

Five year old discerning consumer from behind!

Sponsor Visits:

See what the other ROwers are playing with!

Mayyour life be filled with joy and wonder this week and always!


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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