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Boredom Proof: June 1, 2016

Hey there, ROWers and others!

And hello there, June! I was occupied with Other Things, and you slipped right in, almost unnoticed. But I see you there now, and you’re welcome here. Why not settle in with a cool beverage of your choice, and relax for just a bit.

I don’t mean to ignore you, but I do have a few bits of unfinished May business to tend to before I can give you my undivided attention. If you don’t mind hanging out for a bit, I’ll be with you soon!


  • The IDIC Romance (Boldly Go stories): Continue adding to my Love and Loss and A Backdrop of Stars arcs, drafting at least one new story for each weekly. LAL: added a scene to “Out of the Loop”; ABOS: “Something Wasn’t Right” in progress. I’m happy to be adding; dropping the quantity goal.


  • 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. Read through Quincette’s existing character info and original story. Began her main character worksheet; 2/3 characters in progress.

  • 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. Simmering for both.


  • Complete revisions for “Peach Liqueur Love”, using Sarah Selecky’s Deep Revision process.

  • Kifo Island: Print Sea Changes; Readthrough aloud (record and listen).

  • 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”. Nothing to Me for LAL in progress; page 4/13. Chapter One of “Backdrop” up for revision.

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.

  • Answer story comments at least twice weekly. 1 /2. I got to all pending reviews and private messages early Thursday.

  • ROW80: Draft Round Three Sponsor Post. Post outline drafted.

  • Post 31 #StaD stories this month. Interact with others at the site. 31/31.


  • Homeschool Administration: Complete all pending paperwork. Awaiting IHIP determination; due by end of business 5/25; district is late. Again.
  • Continue decluttering/beautification projects; in home and/or yard, five days weekly. Continue making improvements to our home and our quality of life. 3/5; my room; family room; bathroom; maintenance; weeding.
  • 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. Swimming with my girl, my bestie, Eden Mabee, and her son. Dinner. Delightful. =D

  • 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 time; walking; chatting; cleaning; driving; canoodling: making plans.
  • Resume full critiquing/posting to critique group. Preparing Sea Changes Scene Two; 1 crit waiting.
  • Annie Shot Her Gun: Critique one chapter each week.
  • Stained by Ashes: Complete readthrough; critique first three chapters. 3/3 complete.
  • 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). I swam twice this month without doing laps.

  • 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; weeding. 3/3 strenuous; swimming.

Leaps of Faith:

  • Use standing desk one work session 3 days per week. 0/3.

  • 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; RT, follow, like, and share.
  • Play with business card design. Simmering; new ideas.

  • Roughly categorize poems for future development.

  • Create beta-reading profile/preferences on

  • Play with Weebly and SquareSpace.

  • Participate in the Kindness Challenge. Posted Monday.

  • Resume normal blogging schedule by the end of the month (Mindful Monday, WIPpet Wednesday, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Eight Sentence Sunday, and If We Were Having Coffee.)

  • Complete JuNoWriMo Feature Writer submission; WUR Interview Questionnaire; and respond to the A-Z Participant Survey.

Kait Nolan’s ROW80  –

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!

See other participants’ goals updates 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!

2 thoughts on “Boredom Proof: June 1, 2016

  1. Shan, I am always inspired by your goals achieved and your organization of them. All the facets of your life are encompassed in those goals – every success to you!

    1. Aww, thanks, Bev! I like to be inspiring. =)

      Mostly, I know how my brain and my life fit together, and go from there. It’s always evolving, like my growing–up kids, and there’s always something more to learn.

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