ROW, ROW, ROW your boat….
Can you believe that January is already winding down?
There were fewer people at the Y today, and I didn’t see any tours happening. So, resolutions may be waning, for some of those who set them. Since I’m a big-goals-taken-in-baby-steps type, I’m starting to see some cumulative progress, and I’m eager to see which goals I can complete in the next ten days. I’ve got most things in progress, now, and the longer-term projects are moving along. I’ll be patching in some of the smaller ones I haven’t spent much time with, too, for the remainder of this month.
Are you seeing progress with your goals or resolutions, or considering revisions to your vision?
January Update #5:
blue with strikethrough: 24.5
Goals in progress: green: 27
Goals-in-waiting: red: 6.5
Revisions: Chameleon’s Dish; The IDIC Romance; and “Morning Coffee”.
Write1Sub1: Terrance’s Story (for Kifo Island Chronicles); “Morning Coffee”.
Oregon Trip: Planning and preparing.
Write rough draft of Terrance’s story (for Kifo Island Chronicles).
- Cheat Sheet finished; plot and pinch points set.
Submit “Morning Coffee” to World Unknown Review.
- Exercise 3/5 in revision.
Kifo Island Chronicles:
Sort stories into novella threads; choose three.
Moved all pertinent files to new Scrivener home.
Complete current viewing of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Rewatch Season 1; taking notes
and beginning story list.
- 31/31 stories sketched!
- Finished “Fight or Flight”;
Research fan fiction sites.
Choose one for first submission.
A-Z travel posts:
Create list of A-Z post topics.
- About 1/5.
Trueborn Warp/Weft series:
Sketch notes for next volume in each series.
- Chose topics.
- Basic bullet lists to ponder.
Write at least 750 words daily:
Use 750words.com for freewriting and to chart progress.
- 20/31 days.
Revise all plot points for Chameleon’s Dish (6.5 scenes).
1.5/6.5 January scenes completed.
Revising Midpoint 2/3.
The IDIC Romance:
Complete revision pass for “Tigress T’Pol” as WIPpet project.
- Yes! Done, and split into two final segments.
Combine “Breaking Protocol”, “Mystery Woman”, and “Magical Possibilities” into new rough draft.
Revise “Morning Coffee”.
- New insights will make a longer, better story!
Choose at least 1 more story for 2015 revision.
Maintain regular posting schedule, comments, and visits.
Build blog queues:
Write at least 1 Coffee and Conversation post:
Write 1 “special” WIPpet.
Blogging Action Plan:
Review Blogging Action Plan; highlight for revision.
Review Lovely Chaos Sidebar; make list of desired changes.
Visit each twice weekly.
- Facebook: 1/ 2
- Twitter: 1/ 2
Visit one weekly.
- WANATribe: Seems very quiet over there….
- Pinterest – ooh, yummy!
Share posts – mine, and others’:
Share 3 items a week.
- Several/3: Twitter and Facebook Writer Page, with hashtags.
Blog views and followers:
Increase blog views to 25 on a semi-regular basis (at least 10 times this month).
Family room reset:
Clean the three toy bins (trains; gears; misc.).
Clean the Lego and battle game drawers.
Clean all kitchen counters to left of sink.
Rehome pans and serving dishes to pantry.
Inhabit my study:
Clean and organize floor.
- Good progress!
Replace calendar and candle. Use the space weekly.
- All the writing stuff! =D
Clean, organize, and backup Desktop and Writing Bullpen files‘; sort Leisure Time Reading file.
- More LTR sorting/deleting.
Maintain inbox below 100 messages twice weekly.
- Tuesday. 1 /2.
Begin second quarter homeschool reports for both kids, due March 15.
Scan Oregon travel photos; save in organized files with backup.
Submit sponsor post. Keep visits up-to-date.
Make list of what needs doing.
Make schedule for accomplishing list items.
Do what can be done in January; evaluate weekly.
- Began discussing/ arranging rental car; itinerary; scheduling.
Read and write reviews for 2 books on my Writers I Know list.
NNWM local group:
Continue attending write-ins whenever possible.
- Not this week, due to weather.
Interact at least weekly online.
- Tuesday morning.
Experiment with guided/unguided meditation at least once a week.
Read 1 book from bedroom TBR pile.
Make a list of goals to focus on, using the methods in this book.
- Reread most of Chapter One.
Reconnect with USS Albany group.
One on one time with each, at least twice per month, doing something of value to us both.
- 4/2 -Accomplice and Annalise.
- 5/2 – Jeremiah.
- Fashion; Cookie Clicker; workout/ dinner out; couples’ time/movies.
Paying it Forward:
Complete at least two beta reads and promotional blog posts for other writers as requested.
- Completed Chapter Four.
- Betas: 0 /2 complete.
Fitness and Nutrition:
At the Y or a strenuous activity at least weekly.
- Yes; strong on weights, light on cardio.
Wii Fit at least once weekly, for 15 minutes minimum.
Walk, dance, swim, or physical play:
With children, spouse, and/or dog at least weekly.
- Workout with Jeremiah.
Find out t’ai chi and yoga class schedules.
Cooking/ Food Preparation:
Develop a repertoire of 4 self-made food options that support my nutritional goals.
Maintain weekly nutritional quotas; adapt as needed.
- My fitness and nutrition goals, detailed.
- Good progress this week.
Maintain or reduce weight; continue monthly checks.
- Maintained preceding weight. =)