Has Spring sprung where you are, or are you feeling the first notes of fall? How about your goals? Do you find that the shifting energy of the season motivates you to focus on them – or do you find yourself in a more chaotic place, mirroring transitional weather?
For me, the coming of spring means that I’m seeing things differently – new possibilities, new approaches, new focus. Like the first hints of greening grass finally emerging from beneath the snow pack, I’m growing…
My strategy of pulling only a few items at a time from my comprehensive goals lists is helping me to focus, and I’m making steady forward progress on the current round. I’ve completed one and added two, this session, and I’m feeling better about my ability to get my fan fiction story submitted, and my two April novellas plotted.
As for my revised goals, here’s how I’m doing:
Blue with overstrike = completed.
Green = in progress.
Red = goal-in-waiting.
Homeschool reports. Both reports complete, proofed, and submitted three days early! Ahhhhhh, bliss!
- Planning for my CampNaNo projects. I have two novellas to plan and plot, and I want to finish planning before April – even though there’s a long way to go.
I now have a plan for how to plan to write the novellas. =) All character material reread.Ordering the relevant folders in progress. Next up, reading all experimental stories, and ordering them via list for later reference.
- Blogging. My A-Z Challenge Intro post is partially completed – I’ve given it some thought.
I’m caught up on ROW80 and other visits, this week. ROW80 visits and all #LoIsInDaBl posts are – finally, finally! – all caught up! I did all Wednesday WIPpet and ROW80 visits – on Wednesday! First time in way too long!I’ll begin drafting the A-Z post tonight or tomorrow. Hometending and lifetending. More cleaning, decluttering, and organizing, and to resume my weekly workout at the Y, this week. More of all of the hometending projects; and some strenuous ice cleaning and firewood toting, too. The house is looking a LOT tidier…and I might even dive into the Chaos That Is Our Front Porch in the next week or two…
and writing:Revisions for “Slow Jazz Awakening” and completing Terry’s story. Terry’s story is complete – it only needed two paragraphs. Added some meta-writing and musings to the simmering broth of “SJA”. Copied out GMC for story; reread both character‘s existing info. Plot/pinch points sketched for both. T’Pol’s scene-by-scene GMCs fleshed out;Trip’s in progress. Next up, summaries for each scene.
- Review and adapt goals lists for February, March, Round One, and 2015. Assessing where I am and where I want to be, and adjust accordingly.
February comments/tally; Round One Writing and Editing; and 2015 Writing comments completed.Next up, continuing comments on Round One and 2015, and writing February/March update.
- Prepare posts for the rest of the week.
WIPpet Wednesday post was ready and posted at midnight! My first Eight Sentence Sunday post was scheduled Thursday night for Saturday posting; SoCS on Friday night for Saturday.My ROW80 post is progressing, right here. Began setup (Feb. posts and intro) for Second Serving Sunday. Will continue into Sunday, if need be, and begin my C and C A-Z post by Sunday night.
- Continue editing/sharing photos from our Oregon trip. Edited up through our first walk on the 18, and added most to Flickr. Next up, more Flickr uploads.
Two new goals this time around:
- Sign up as a Round Two sponsor.
You’ve reached the end of my goals, so why not pop by and visit another ROWer – or maybe several? And, whatever the season where you are, may it be a joyful one for you and yours! =)