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Kitten Proofed: May 18, 2016

Hey there, ROWers and others!


Yup, that’s right. There’s a new Tiny Feline in our lives. Her name, I’m told, is Amelia Rose Burton.

And I’ve got a happy daughter!

Some other stuff happened, too…but mostly, kitten. =)

What’s new and exciting where you are?


  • Foul Deeds Will Rise: Trueborn Weft Series #2: Finish draft. Scene 40/50 in progress. Will begin once A Rising Tide is drafted – hopefully before the month is over!

  • Story a Day May (#StaD): Write 30 stories in the Kifo Island world and one fan fiction story; using prompts from the ebook and guests. These will be development for June and July drafting projects. 17/30 complete.


  • The IDIC Romance: Complete plot/pinch points for 26 Boldly Go stories (V-Z remaining).

  • Star Trek Enterprise: Watch episodes/ clips, and/or read transcripts needed to complete Boldly Go stories.

  • Plan Story A Day May Kifo Island stories. (Xavier/Yvette/Zeke is Tsunamis; Ubunta/Quincette/Theresa is The Far Shore.)

  • Kifo Island: Plot either Tsunamis (Xavier/Yvette/Zeke) or The Far Shore (Quincette/Ubunta/Theresa) as my JuNoWriMo  project, using The Writer’s Coloring Book. Downloaded PDF, but my printer and computer had a fight… couldn’t print.

  • Continue plotting stories in my various The IDIC Romance story arcs. Purchase new Aeon Timeline  program, and continue using it as an aid to this process.


  • Complete revisions for “Peach Liqueur Love”, using Sarah Selecky’s Deep Revision process. Still stalled on Step 2/5. Time to move this along.

  • Kifo Island: Print Sea Changes; Readthrough aloud (record and listen). Printing completed before the computer/printer fight. Listened to Scene One, did rough revision.

  • The IDIC Romance: Revise/organize all Boldly Go stories at Organize Scrivener files by arc. Continue revising new additions to the Love and Loss and A Backdrop of Stars, as well as “First Contact, With Jazz”; “Mission Accomplished”; and “Scavenger Hunt”. Began revising “Clinging to One Another” for ABOS; Nothing to Me for LAL.

Blogging/Social Media:

  • Answer blog comments and make visits, at least every other day. Sunday, Monday.

  • ROW80: Keep visits and updates current.

  • Maintain email at below 222 messages; making good use of folders.

  • ROW80: Draft Round Three Sponsor Post. 511 words of pre-drafting notes.

  • Post 31 #StaD stories this month. Interact with others at the site. 7/31 done; Still behind; 1 in pre-production.


  • Homeschool Administration: Complete all pending paperwork. Awaiting IHIP approval for next steps.
  • Continue decluttering/beautification projects; in home and/or yard, five days weekly. Continue making improvements to our home and our quality of life. 1/5; study, Lise’s room, family room.
  • Go through all online subscriptions; cancel those we no longer need; at least one each week.


  • Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Write-in at Denny’s.

  • NNWM local group: Attend write-ins regularly, and check in on the Facebook group as inspired, submit “Peach Liqueur Love”.
  • My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Kitten, canoodling, chatting.
  • Resume full critiquing/posting to critique group. 1/3 complete; crit 2/3 and 3/3 read through. Submitted Sea Changes Scene One.
  • Annie Shot Her Gun: Critique one chapter each week. Currently on page 2/224 (end of scene one). Sent to author to be sure my style and her needs are a good match before resuming. Haven’t heard back yet.
  • Stained by Ashes: Complete readthrough; critique first three chapters. 1/3.
  • Complete three more back book reviews; TBD.


  • Write in Abundance, Intentions, and #onegoodcup journals seven times each week. Meditate seven times weekly. Explore one new meditative practice. Journaling 3/7; meditation: 5/7.

  • Tai chi practice: One class and one at-home practice each week. 

  • Swim twice, at least 500 meters (10 complete laps at Y pool).

  • Focus on sprints of activity daily (hometending, dancing, tai chi, walking, whatever), and more strenuous activities I enjoy, like swimming and hiking, thrice monthly. Hometending; 2/3 strenuous.
  • Intuitive Eating: Read. Decided to reread from the beginning; 32% complete; right where I left off in a previous reading.

Leaps of Faith:

  • Use standing desk one work session 3 days per week. 2/3; Sunday; Tuesday.

  • Interact on Twitter at least once a day, three times each week. I AM going to figure this out; if you want to help, find me there; I’m @shanjeniah. 2/3; responded to notifications, explored; RT; liked; followed.
  • Play with business card design. Simmering.

  • Roughly categorize poems for future development. OctPoWriMo 2015 poemsin broad categories.

  • Create beta-reading profile/preferences on Preferences done; profile in progress.

  • Play with Weebly and SquareSpace. I quietly have a tiny, brand-new website. Stay tuned for organic growth

  • Complete JuNoWriMo Feature Writer submission; WUR Interview Questionnaire; and respond to the A-Z Participant Survey. JuNo post complete; I got the last slot, thanks to nudges from my bestie-since-forever, Eden Mabee.

Kait Nolan’s ROW80  –

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!

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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!

9 thoughts on “Kitten Proofed: May 18, 2016

  1. I love the kitten no wonder your daughter is happy :-). Hopefully, we’ll get one too once we’re moved even though I start to wonder if that ever happens. Still nothing finished yet. But we’ll get there. Have a great week!

    1. She waited a long time for this kitten. Her previous cat, Baby, died mysteriously and very young. She’s been yearning ever since.

      I hope your move can be accomplished soon!

  2. SO love those pictures of Lise and Amelia! Already passed the link on so the bitty one’s former daddy will know she has a loving family. That’s the best part.

    As always, a good mix of progress, simmering possibilities and waiting wonders. And much love!

    1. Oh, goody! She is definitely loved, and well cared for, and using her litterbox, and purring like a tiny lawnmower!

      Yup, stuff happening. Lots of stuff; some subterranean. =)

    1. She’s a real little character! Lise is doing all her care, and sharing her room (Our older cat adopted me, and our room is her turf.)

      She’s made a happy girl happier, and, although things are a bit new-per chaotic, I’m happy with what I got done or moved forward.

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