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Playful Diversity: ROW80 Update, 3/16/14

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Sooooo…..are you ready to ROW?! I am!

 It’s been a bit of a wild ride, the latter half of this week. We went from Winter Storm Vulcan (still love that name!) to weather warm enough to go swimming (in an indoor, heated pool, but still…). Annalise has a new-to-her computer. There’s a new microwave in the kitchen. The long winter is shifting into something that will become spring…

And my plot tribbles are definitely multiplying, all hopped up on that quadrotriticale someone left in my study…

Life is embiggening, and I’m throwing my arms wide to embrace it – when I’m not feverishly typing, that is!

Note: Several people have mentioned that my Enterprise posts have piqued their interest. This week and onward, if you click the episode title, you can stream the video free on Star

 I’m just Trying to Keep My Customers Satisfied…!


My focus for the balance of the round :

  • Revising Chameleon’s Dish;

  • Submitting the children’s homeschool reports; Target attained!

  • Preparing for April and May’s intensive writing projects.

  • Continuing with home embetterment.

  • Continuing with life embiggening.

2014 Blogging:

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

Answer comments regularly, across all blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Target attained!

Make at least two return visits every other day, on average.Target exceeded!

  • Creating a habit of visiting as soon as I respond to the comment. That’s working well! =)

Set aside time on comment days to catch up if need be. On target.

  • Did this late Thursday and early early Friday.

  • Didn’t manage it on Saturday – we were out part of the day, and I had blogging and editing priorities.

Maintain regular posting schedule; queue one post for each regular feature.On target.

Trip’s not feeling so well, for rather “Unexpected” Reasons…

2014 Writing:

Explore my gestating Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction novel concept, as well as the Last House story collection concept, in the form of short pieces or flash fiction, during April and May.

Create basic plan for the Last House stories (2014 A to Z April Challenge) by March 25.On target.

Create premises for all stories; write POV character’s GMCs. On target.

  • Premise: 9/26

  • GMC: 6/26

Write brief character sketch for each MC. On target.

  • Sketches: 1/26.

  • Write story summaries.Pending.

  • Sign up for the challenge!Pending.

 Enterprise fan fiction (2014 Story-a-Day May):Create premise, GMC, and character sketches for both protagonists by April 1.On target.

  • Completed premise testing.

  • Both GMCs complete.

  • This project now has a tentative name “The IDIC Romance”

  • Write character sketches/bios for both POV charactersPending.

Continue watching episodes under consideration. On target.

Anybody up for a little comet walk?

2014 Editing:

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

Complete first revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish. On target.

  • 6/60 scenes complete; scene 7/60 in revision.

  • One-tenth through revision run; all Inciting Incidents complete.

Spend at least 60 hours (2hours/day average) on this pass during March. On target.

  • 3/ 12: 2 hours, 10 minutes.

  • 3/ 13: 2 hours, 15 minutes.

  • 3 /14: 3 hours; 25 minutes.

  • 3/ 15: 2 hours; 0 minutes.

  • Month to-date: 50 hours, 10 minutes.

Okay, so we needed some agitated blue guys with attitudes and antennae!

2014 Hometending:

Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.

Complete and submit both children’s reports by March 15. Target attained!

  • Completed and submitted! *takes bow and does happy giddy little jig!*

2014 Lifetending:

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

Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.

Choose two playful activities per day; walk at least one mile each week: workout at the Y or with a video at least once a week. On target, more or less.

  • Moving firewood; t’ai chi breathing; shadow crosses; yoga tree pose; jogging in place, echappe.

  • Annalise and I swam and played at the Y pool; I’m counting this as a yes.

  • Walked 4 laps on the track. Also parked around the side of the department store, we visited. I probably managed a mile, or a little more, all told, but I still haven’t gotten a pedometer.

  • I’ll add 10 laps to my goal for next week, to compensate for this week’s low count.

Maybe I should apply the Rules of Acquisition to walking?

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