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Proving Ground: ROW80 2016 Round Two Goals End Of May Update

Hey there, ROWers and others!

At the beginning of Round Two, I wrote:

This round is my proving ground, where I will test my mettle and my limits, where I hope to learn some new skills, and gain proficiency and confidence that will bring my closer to that next level – completed works ready for self-publication.

May brought plenty of progress, and increased clarity regarding my purpose and direction. That’s reflected here, and in my June goals. It will be even more evident in Round Three.

Until then, though…where do I stand on the goals I already have?

Note: This update is current to May 31, 2016. All progress after that date will be included in my end-of-round update.

Writing:

  • Kifo Island Chronicles #5: Draft as my JuNoWriMo project; approximately 65,000 words.

  • Story A Day May (#StaD):  Write 31 new Kifo Island stories, using challenge prompts. Use this challenge for exploration of the June and July novel drafts. 30 Kifo, and 1 fan fiction, as prompted.

Plotting:

  • IDIC Romance A-Z stories: Watch or read transcripts where I’m not sure of events, sequences, or relevant details, prior to scheduling posts.

  • Kifo Island Chronicles: Choose characters and storylines for two new novels, reread all relevant materials, and plot both. To the extent possible, do plot sketches for #StaD stories.

Revision:

  • Complete “Peach Liqueur Love” Deep Revision Exercises;  submit to critique group. Adapting to completing Steps 2 and 3.

  • The IDIC Romance: First Contact, With Jazz”: Complete revision plan for 16 scenes; offer to betas. Complete revisions to “Mission Accomplished” and “Scavenger Hunt”: Polish all, and submit to a fan fiction site. Three betas ready when “FC,WJ” is finished; setting other goals aside till Round 3.

  • Sea Changes (Kifo Island Chronicles #1): Offer first 3 scenes as WIPpet snippets. Do hard copy readthroughs, silently and aloud. Scene 2/3 in WIPpet progress. Readthroughs complete through Scene 2/24.

Blogging/Social Media:

  • Revise, post, and initiate new blogging schedule; keep all posts current. Shifting as I slowly move to a website-centric presence.

  • ROW80: Keep visits and updates current; draft, revise, and submit Round Two Sponsor Post before April 9.

  • Update my blog layout and pages. Deleting due to ongoing website shift.

  • Maintain email at under 333 messages. Exceeded.

Hometending:

  • Homeschool Administration: Complete all pending paperwork. Draft IHIPs and attend to district’s Peer Review issue; create 2015-2016 Flickr portfolios for both kids, and add all current year items to them.

  • Continue decluttering/beautification projects; in home and/or yard, five days weekly. Continue making improvements to our home and our quality of life.

  • Go through all online subscriptions; cancel those we no longer need; at least one each week until done. Adjusting the goal to two more cancelations.

Lifetending:

  • Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired.

  • NNWM local group: Attend write-ins regularly, and check in on the Facebook group as inspired. Read and critique both projects I’ve been hanging onto; submit and critique weekly for our small crit group.
  • My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week.

  • Complete 6 book reviews carried over from last year, on Amazon and/or Goodreads. 1/6 done. Reducing goal to 3 books this round, which is more doable.

Selftending:

  • Write in Abundance, Intentions, and #onegoodcup journals seven times each week. Meditate ten times weekly. Explore one new meditative practice each month. Journaling dropped a day or two; otherwise good.

  • T’ai chi practice: One class and one at-home practice each week. Learn 24 form well enough not to be lost on World Tai Chi Day. Participate in our local event. Goal adapted; deleting this.

  • Swim biweekly, at least 500 meters at the Y pool. Goal adapted; deleting this.

  • Go for walks at least thrice weekly. I’ve been going for short to moderate walks every day the weather is pleasant.

  • Get a cumulative total of at least 45 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly, Focus on sprints of activity daily (hometending, dancing, tai chi, walking, whatever), and more strenuous activities I enjoy, like swimming and hiking, building to weekly by round’s end. Write twice-monthly health-centered blog posts. Not sure I’m at the 45 minute mark, but I am active some part of nearly every day.

Leaps of Faith:

  • Submit “Peach Liqueur Love” to an erotic fiction contest. Missed deadline.

  • Poetry Chapbooks: Organize all poems into rough categories for future development. Created rough categories for OctPoWriMo 2015 poems.

Kait Nolan’s ROW80  –

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!

Hey there, ROWers and others!

At the beginning of Round Two, I wrote:

This round is my proving ground, where I will test my mettle and my limits, where I hope to learn some new skills, and gain proficiency and confidence that will bring my closer to that next level – completed works ready for self-publication.

May brought plenty of progress, and increased clarity regarding my purpose and direction. That’s reflected here, and in my June goals. It will be even more evident in Round Three.

 

Until then, though…where do I stand on the goals I already have?

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1510/24093253252_d5537fe524.jpg

Note: This update only goes to May 31, 2016. All progress after that date will be included in my end-of-round update.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5499/10969662713_801bcceff3_z.jpg

Writing:

  • Kifo Island Chronicles #5: Draft as my JuNoWriMo http://junowrimo.com/ project; approximately 65,000 words.

  • Foul Deeds Will Rise: Trueborn Weft Series #2: Complete draft. Letting this go till Round 3.

  • Blogging from A-Z April 2016: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ Write Reflections post; create index page for this challenge.

  • Story A Day May (#StaD): http://storyaday.org/ Write 31 new Kifo Island stories, using challenge prompts. Use this challenge for exploration of the June and July novel drafts. 30 Kifo, and 1 fan fiction, as prompted.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5836/21026179841_843aa81a16.jpg

Plotting:

  • IDIC Romance A-Z stories: Watch or read transcripts where I’m not sure of events, sequences, or relevant details, prior to scheduling posts.

  • Kifo Island Chronicles: Choose characters and storylines for two new novels, reread all relevant materials, and plot both. To the extent possible, do plot sketches for #StaD stories.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/10969584674_8e3394d983_z.jpg

Revision:

  • The IDIC Romance: First Contact, With Jazz”: Complete revision plan for 16 scenes; offer to betas. Complete revisions to “Mission Accomplished” and “Scavenger Hunt”: Polish all, and submit to a fan fiction site. Three betas ready when “FC,WJ” is finished; setting other goals aside till Round 3.

  • Sea Changes (Kifo Island Chronicles #1): Offer first 3 scenes as WIPpet snippets. Do hard copy readthroughs, silently and aloud. Scene 2/3 in WIPpet progress. Readthroughs complete through Scene 2/24.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/15017152499_784778ee7b_k.jpg

Blogging/Social Media:

  • Revise, post, and initiate new blogging schedule; keep all posts current. Shifting as I slowly move to a website-centric presence.

  • ROW80: Keep visits and updates current; draft, revise, and submit Round Two Sponsor Post before April 9.

  • Update my blog layout and pages. Deleting due to ongoing website shift.

  • Maintain email at under 333 messages. Exceeded.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/15250404271_9adca1fafb_k.jpg

Hometending:

  • Homeschool Administration: Complete all pending paperwork. Draft IHIPs and attend to district’s Peer Review issue; create 2015-2016 Flickr portfolios for both kids, and add all current year items to them.

  • Continue decluttering/beautification projects; in home and/or yard, five days weekly. Continue making improvements to our home and our quality of life.

  • Go through all online subscriptions; cancel those we no longer need; at least one each week until done. Adjusting the goal to two more cancelations.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/15127940959_95363686fd_k.jpg

Lifetending:

  • Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired.

  • NNWM local group: Attend write-ins regularly, and check in on the Facebook group as inspired. Read and critique both projects I’ve been hanging onto; submit and critique weekly for our small crit group.
  • My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week.

  • Complete 6 book reviews carried over from last year, on Amazon and/or Goodreads. 1/6 done. Reducing goal to 3 books this round, which is more doable.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3807/9704515821_28a3a85dfe_z.jpg

Selftending

  • Write in Abundance, Intentions, and #onegoodcup journals seven times each week. Meditate ten times weekly. Explore one new meditative practice each month. Journaling dropped a day or two.

  • T’ai chi practice: One class and one at-home practice each week. Learn 24 form well enough not to be lost on World Tai Chi Day. Participate in our local event. Goal adapted; deleting this.

  • Swim biweekly, at least 500 meters at the Y pool. Goal adapted; deleting this.

  • Go for walks at least thrice weekly. I’ve been going for short to moderate walks every day the weather is pleasant.

  • Get a cumulative total of at least 45 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly, Focus on sprints of activity daily (hometending, dancing, tai chi, walking, whatever), and more strenuous activities I enjoy, like swimming and hiking, building to weekly by round’s end. Write twice-monthly health-centered blog posts. Not sure I’m at the 45 minute mark, but I am active some part of nearly every day.
  • Read Smart Change, Intuitive Eating, and reread Gift from the Sea. 3/3 complete.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8642616224_f70c7112e8.jpg

Leaps of Faith:

  • Submit “Peach Liqueur Love” to an erotic fiction contest. Missed deadline.

  • Poetry Chapbooks: Organize all poems into rough categories for future development. Created rough categories for OctPoWriMo 2015 poems.

Kait Nolan’s http://kaitnolan.com/about-me/ ROW80 https://aroundofwordsin80days.wordpress.com/ The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life! See other participants’ goals here!

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Author:

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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