Well, hello there!
We’re a mere two days into the round; there are 78 days left. =)
I’ve been busy creating. Creating a little more order at home. Creating flash fiction that may grow into something else, at a later time. Ideas are springing up like the first green shoots in my yard.
I’ve also been coughing and sneezing- yup, yet another cold found the Burton family this week.
I’ve got lots of irons in my personal fire. It feels good, and just a little overwhelming, to be at the beginning of the round, still getting used to the pace of challenges and projects, feeling out the vibe of this new season and this new round, with its new, creative theme.
It’s a bit of a whirlwind, but I like it! =D
I could say more, but this creative surge means that I have, somewhat inadvertently, committed myself to four Wednesday posts for the balance of April and May.
Midweek updates are therefore bound to be brief and to the point. I’ll be aiming for efficiency.
That said, let’s get on with it then, shall we?
I’ll review these goals at the end of each month, adding or adapting goals as indicated throughout the round, and definitely at the beginning of each month. I update only those goals I engaged with during this session.
I’m getting a strong sense of an untold story…one I want to tell.
Build positive blogging habits –post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Continue posting on my regular schedule.On target.
Complete April A to Z challenge. On target.
Currently developing stories through Week 3.
7/26 stories posted.
Prepare for Story-A-Day May posts.On target.
Plot tribbles are multiplying. Keeping them well-fed.
Respond to comments, and return visits. On target.
Moving through a small backlog – I never got to this on Saturday, and there are more since A to Z began, which is a good thing! =D
Visit three additional A to Z blogs each day, on average.On target.
Monday – 3/3.
Tuesday – 2/3.
Complete rough drafts of To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire, and Perchance to Dream.
Complete TBONTB rough draft as a CampNaNo project.On target.
Into the final scene, now.
Will likely be complete by the 10th, perhaps sooner.
NaNo word count: 9,707 /33,333 words.
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.
Explore Kifo Island Chronicles as my 2014 A to Z April Challenge project.
Plot, create, and edit 26 flash fiction pieces for the challenge.On target.
Create basic timeline for Enterprise fan fiction (2014 Story-a-Day May).
Complete plotting for 31 stories by April 30.On target.
See Blogging, above.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Plan the new coat area.On target.
Discussed my basic vision with Jim, so that he can help with the execution.
Continue claiming my study.
Move bookcases; buy and place new chair. On target.
Began clearing/organizing the first of the two bookcases I plan to move.
Set up coffee/refreshment station.On target.
I’ve almost got this figured out -and actually brewed myself a cuppa last night! =)
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Open myself to opportunities to spend time with people I enjoy.
Contact one person from my People I’d Like to Meet list. Target attained!
Tweet during one show per week, using appropriate hashtag.On target.
Indirectly. I made one Tweet, via Facebook, with hashtags, during Castle.
Eat salad and/or drink fruit or vegetable smoothies at least 3 times a week.On target.
One smoothie – cranberry, cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate.
One salad – made by Jim. Many veggies, beans, salmon, and filberts. Protein rich, filled with color, and delicious.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Choose two playful actions for each day; do several times each.On target.
Only one (playful hip twists) on Monday.
Tuesday, three (stair stepping; arm curls with 5 pound weights; toe touches) to make up.
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Well, that’s it for me! What does this Wednesday find you engaged with? Have you found your inner spring, or does winter still linger in your soul?
And a taste of what Season Three holds….