Posted in A Round of Words in 80 Days, Challenges and Contests, Life Writing, Round Three 2015, ROW80 2015

Still Reflections Run Deep? September 16, 2015

Round Three is all about reflection, for me: where I am, who I am, where I’d like to be, and who I’d like to be when I get there.

Ever have one of those times when you’ ve accomplished a lot, but your to-do list doesn’t reflect it?

I’m so there, right now.

I’ve spent a big chunk of the last few days on the homeschool reporting. Some things just took a lot longer, with this backup computer, and there was frustration before all was said and done. But the 2014-15 stuff is about done now, and, once it is, I’m taking the week off before drafting the 2015-16 IHIPs next week.

I’ve also been writing my stories each day, blogging, going through email and comments, being with my beloveds…

It doesn’t sound like much, but the reality is a lot deeper than what’s reflected here…

Color-coding key:

  • Goal attained = blue with overstrike.

  • Goal in progress = green.

  • Goal-in-waiting = red.


  • Foul Deeds Will Rise: Trueborn Weft Series #2: Reread, and decide whether to rewrite missing, scenes,or set aside until I have access to the rest, This week: Reread through Scene 25 (end of draft).

  • Write one TnT Story -A-Day through September. Keep to 999 words or less; for fun. Last week: One freewritten story each day, using prompts. There was no prompt for the twelfth, but there’s an extra one from the eighth I haven’t used, so I’ll catch up with that. This week: Catch up for 9/12; write stories for 9/13-20. 13- 15 drafted; 12 percolating…. I’m a good deal behind with revisions, posting, and networking. I’ll be focused on that later today, until I get caught up.


  • The IDIC Romance: Choose 2/3 paragraphs for each letter; do an 11:11 Stream of Consciousness sprint for each; these will be the basis for new stories and A-Z posts. This week: Letters K-Z.

  • Watch Star Trek: Enterprise, Season Four, through S4E3: “Home”. Firefly14 episodes; and Serenity (feature length movie). This week: Episodes 4-7, the series halfway point. Watched S1E4,”Shindig”. Loving this series!


  • Slow Jazz Awakening”: Using compiled notes, draft rough revision plan for 16 scenes. This week: Scenes 3 – 8. Scene 3 in progress.

Blogging/Social Media:

  • Publish all regular features posts; scheduling ahead if possible; post at least one authorized reblog. This week: Same posting goal; two authorized reblogs. 3/9 posted; 4/9 in progress.

  • Catch up all June and July blog comments and visits. This week: Catch up through June 25. Making progress; working my way backward….

  • ROW80: Keep visits and updates current. Freewrite ideas and notes for Round 4 Sponsor Post. This week: Updates and visits; reread brainstorming session, and do another; organize notes into the basis of a post plan. Sign on as a Round 4 sponsor.

  • Empty email inbox. This week: Get below 2222 messages. Working through while attending to email. Just under 29,000 at midnight.


  • Homeschool Administration: Complete all pending paperwork; including Fourth Quarter Reports. Submit Annalise’s test results to school district, submit Jeremiah’s Peer Review Panel Form. Draft IHIPs. This week: Finish all 2014/5 paperwork and submit.
  • Continue decluttering/beautification projects; in home and/or yard, five days weekly. Continue making improvements to our home and our quality of life. This week: Finish ephermera; cleaning in Annalise’s room; Oregon list; weeding; porch; coffee table.2/5.


  • Continue planning/ attending August/September outings and events. Take into account each child’s need for social time and hibernation – and the all-important budget. This week: Sleepover, state museum, art supply shopping?Maybe, and maybe not. Schedules aren’t synched yet – definitely a cocooning period for both, as they’ve turned down opportunities to leave the house.

  • NNWM local group: Attend write-ins regularly, and check in on the Facebook and Twitter groups as inspired. Read and critique both projects I’ve been hanging onto. This week: write-in, social media; locate and read the shorter crit.
  • Complete the two beta reads I’ve had waaay too long. This week: Send message regarding Beta One, which I couldn’t finish.

  • My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, several times each week. This week: Connect with My Accomplice; walks and podcasts with the girl; talking with the boy.
  • Read 3 fellow author books; complete 5 reviews. This week: Write three reviews, and post to Amazon.


  • Write in Intentions journal/ #onegoodcup journal six times each week. Meditate seven times weekly, including one eating meditation. Explore one new meditative practice. This week: meet journaling/meditation goals; choose a new practice to explore. Journals: 3/6; Meditation: 3/7. The new meditation was sitting silently with my Accomplice, listening to good music. It was accidental, but deeply contemplative, and I plan to do it again!

  • T’ai chi practice: at home five times; class twice. Continue reading The Tai Chi Directory, and adding movements to my at-home practice. Reading and expanding practice. This week’ Class once; four at-home practices; reading and expanding.

  • Make time for physical activity six days a week; use phone app to track three time a week. This week: pars for both. 2/6 days, 1/3 with phone; Walking, hometending,.

These goals are a part of Kait Nolan’s  ROW80 Writing Challenge  – It’s also a blog hop – Find more ROWers right here!


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!

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