Wow! Can someone please tell me where August has gone? I swear it was here only a minute or two ago, but it’s already getting ready to leave for a year!
The coming of September finds me in a state of flux. I’ll be continuing many of my goals, tweaking others, and setting a few aside for later rounds. The month will begin with my son’s 13th birthday, and, two days later, I’ll be attending a World Sexual Health Day event with Elizabeth Anne Mitchell -oh, and meeting August McLaughlin, too! =)
A busy start- so it may take me a week to really get into a September swing. That’s all right- I know the autumnal air will energize me, and being wholly present during these experiences will feed my soul, and my writing! =D
How about you? Is September a shifting time, or a period of continuity?
September Focal Areas:
Homeschool Administration (until complete)
Chameleon’s Dish/ 3 short story revisions
Drafting Perchance to Dream/ Pre-planning and Prep for King of Infinite Space.
Focus on layout and design aspects of my Blogging Action Plan. – I haven’t get to any of these, this round. Shifting two to back-burner status until 2015.
Get the Kristen Lamb social media wizardry ball rolling. – Contact Kristen by September 7.
Play with Web Lab app; goal is exploration and experimentation.–setting aside for Round 1, 2015.
Start planning new website, using input from previous two goals.–setting aside for Round 1 /2, 2015.
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely. – On target. I’m posting and interacting regularly and often. Sharing is shakier, but I have ideas…
Maintain regular posting schedule; queue 3 posts for Coffee and Conversation; prep 3 ahead for WIPpet Wednesday. –hoping this will give me a clearer target.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my blog visits and participation.
Update sidebar; it’s a little outdated and jumbly.
Complete rough drafts of
To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire , and Perchance to Dream.
Write at least 750 words on Perchance to Dream daily through August, or until the draft is completed. —On target. Gearing up for the final quarter; I’ve had several revelations regarding story that are definitely taking things in a tenser direction!
Draft another novel in the Trueborn duology series, as my November NaNoWriMo project. – Time to start planning for November’s drafting.
Print and read-aloud Blood and Breath (rough draft WIP); KOIS will be its duology fanfic.
Complete pre-planning for King of Infinite Space, through character sketches/bios.
Rough out concepts for remaining books in this series.
First revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish;
Pre-Revision Plan for Bounded by a Nushell: Readthroughs/notes for Blood and Breath. –This goal is subject to change; revision takes longer than I thought, at the moment!
Complete first revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish.
Throughout read-aloud, make on-page pre-revision notes for Blood and Breath.
Complete first pass revision pre-planning for Bounded by a Nutshell.Setting aside for Round 1, 2015.
Revise three short story WIPs for October 31 submission deadline. -More on this goal in the coming week or two.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Continue the family room reset. On target .
Clean out email files. On target .
Continue reclaiming my study. On target .
Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.
Experiment with Daily Writing Frames from Round 1. On target.
Develop Daily Hometending Frames. On target.
Set aside time weekly for administrative stuff (Adminstrative Frames, maybe?) On target .
Complete all required homeschooling documentation, testing, and reporting.
Mail Annalise’s End of Year report. Target attained! Complete Jeremiah’s PASS test and submit results when received. On target. Test returned for scoring.
Complete fourth quarter reports for both children, and submit by 9/15. On target .
Complete 2014-2015 IHIPs for both children; submit within 4 weeks of receiving confirmation of LOI packet.On target .
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Select and complete projects from my Play Jar. Nothing yet.
Make plans to meet with at least 1 person on my get-together list; get in touch with at least 2 more to express my wish to reconnect. Target exceeded, and there will be more!
Indulge in days with both children, at least one date with Jim, and one with myself. Better – did something special with each child this month; Jim and I, and myself, not yet.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Plan a monthly family excursion that involves physical activity. Target attained with Sterling Renaissance Festival. One workout at the Y each week. Target attained! Treadmill: 22 minute walking mile using “Rolling Hills” program. Target attained- new goal pending.
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program. Not quite. Closer, though!
Weights: At the Y; minimum 3 machines for arms, legs, and torso weekly. Target exceeded!
Nutrition goals for July:
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. Target attained most weeks.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts minimum twice weekly. Target exceeded!
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “2”s every session. Target exceeded!