Posted in A Round of Words in 80 Days, A Round of Words in 80 Days 2014, April CampNaNoWriMo 2014, Blogging from A toZ April Challenge, CampNaNoWriMo, Challenges and Contests, Round 2 2014, Story a Day May Challenge

Creative Accomplishment: ROW80 Update 4/27/14

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Well, hello there! How are you?

Me? Why, thanks for asking. I’m just dandy. Let me tell you why!

This week:

  • I completed my CampNaNo goal of 33,333 words, split between two WIPs.

  • I signed up for JuNo WriMo, cause I’m crazy like that.

  • I am down to the wire (3 left) with my A-Z posts.

  • My Story a Day May plans are coming together.

I also did a fair amount of hometending, got rid of a bit of clutter, and got more exercise than I have in the last few weeks, and hung out with a friend and my beloveds…

And I’m feeling both accomplished, and very creative! =D

So, watch out, world – here I come!

And now, for what I’ve been up to:


  • Goals reviewed monthly- I’ll be doing that on Wednesday.

  • Additions/ adaptations made throughout round.

  • Update lists only goals engaged with during current session.

My main focus this month is on:

Other goals will be addressed on a secondary basis.

2014 Blogging:

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

For April:

Continue posting on my regular schedule.Target attained!

Complete April A to Z challenge. On target.

  • 23/26 stories posted. Three to go – all in development!

Prepare for Story-A-Day May posts. On target.

  • See Writing, below, for details.

Respond to comments, and return visits.  On target.

  • Continuing to respond; returning visits at that time. =)

  • Running a little behind; but will get caught up this week.

Visit three additional A to Z blogs each day, on average. About even, I think.

  • Sunday: 3/3

  • Monday: 0/3 (I totally forgot!)

  • Tuesday: 4/3

  • Wednesday: 5/3

  • Thursday: 4/3

  • Friday: 4/3

  • Saturday: 0/3 (I was busy with other things…)

2014 Writing:

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

For April:

Move The Stars are Fire closer to completion, as the conclusion of my CampNaNo effort.Target attained!

  • 6,355 new words.

  • 21,738 April WIP words.

  • Scene 38/60 (in progress; near completion)

  • WIP total: 88,651/~100,000 words. (It will be more like 120-130K, I think)

  • NaNo count: 33,336/ 33,333 words.

  • Taking the rest of the month off, to focus on completing my A-Z stories, and more intensive planning for Story-A-Day May.

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 my2014 A to Z April Challenge project.

Plan, create, and edit 26 flash fiction pieces for the challenge. On target.

  • 23/26 complete.

  • Development continues – this will be my main focus until complete.

For April:

Complete plotting for 31 Enterprise fan fiction stories by April 30. (2014 Story-a-Day May). On target – in a big way!

  • Story ideas are popping, especially since I bought the prompt book, so I can plan ahead.

  • Selected episodes for stories from Plot Point 1 to Pinch Point 1, for both characters.

  • Began developing GMCDs and watching episodes. #itswritingreseacrh!

  • Updated scene list.

  • This will be my secondary focus until A-Z posts are completed.

2014 Hometending:

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

Continue claiming my study.

For April:

Move bookcases; buy and place new chair. On target.

  • First bookcase emptied; Sorting wrapping up.

2014 Lifetending:

Eat salad and/or drink fruit or vegetable smoothies at least 3 times a week.Targetexceeded!

  • 2 salads.

  • 3 smoothies.

  • 1 pomegranate juice.

  • 6/3 attained. I do love fruits and veggies! =D

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

For April:.

Choose two playful actions for each day; do several times each.So-so; tired week with lots of writing and hometending

  • Sunday: yes

  • Monday: 2/3

  • Tuesday: yes

  • Wednesday: no

  • Thursday: yes

  • Friday: 1/3

  • Saturday: 0/3

Walk at least 1.5 miles each week; at the track, on treadmill, or measured by pedometer outside. Better.

  • .4 mile outside, with kids and dog.

  • .4 miles on treadmill.

  • .2 mile walk with Lise and Corki-dog.

  • 1.0 /1.5 this week.

Play with the kids outside or at the Y pool at least once each week. Target attained!

  • Outside bubble play with Annalise.

  • Monkey in the Middle with both kids.

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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!

6 thoughts on “Creative Accomplishment: ROW80 Update 4/27/14

    1. Erin,

      Thanks! Things all came together in those last 5000 words or so, in a very unexpected way that was much better than what I’d been planning. I’ll be slowing down for May, then hopefully finishing this draft (and getting back into the third I want to complete this year) in June. The A-Z stories have surprised me in good ways…I see a return to those in the not-too-distant future, too!

    1. Bev,

      Yes, it was a great month. I’m hoping to move ahead more in the life and hometending areas in May – weather, sickness, and poison whatever slowed me down this month. But the writing was a wild and wonderful ride, and it’s not over yet! =)

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