Hey there, ROWers and others!
Can you believe it?
Here we are – (not quite) at the end of the round. Technically, it ends at midnight, so I have the rest of today to see what else I can achieve. It’s been a good last few days, and, after all the to-and-fro-ing of last week, all four members of the Burton Bunch are back under the same roof again, and life is settling back into something more like a typical rhythm.
The heat has broken, for the moment, although it’s expected to go back up for the weekend, and tomorrow may be rainy. I plan on getting outside to do some weeding and tending this afternoon and evening, while it’s pleasantly warm and breezy. My Accomplice mowed the lawn on Monday, while I was picking up our son (a 300 mile round trip) and rain would really help green it back up.
I was still more focused on a few key goals than making an across-the-goals effort, which suits my settling-in process as well as my need to finish plotting The Far Shore so I can start the drafting process.
I don’t really take between-round breaks. I’ll be with my June goals until month’s end, although probably at a more leisurely pace. So here’s what will happen, ROW80-wise, during the off time.
Sunday, June 26: Final Round Two Assessment
Wednesday, June 30: 2016 Goals End of Round Two Update
Sunday, July 3: Final June assessment and Round Three Goals Reveal
Wednesday, July 6: First Round Three Update and July Goals Reveal
But all that is still in the future. Right now, it’s time for my (not quite) final update for Round Two!
I’ve simplified my June goals (well, for my wide-angle norm, anyway.)
I post only those goals I’ve interacted with in some way. That leaves space to chat with you, and gives me a streamlined overview of where my energy, time, and focus were spent.
How about you?
Do you stop writing altogether between projects or rounds?
Do you allow yourself more freedom with your projects?
Do you maintain the same pace and rhythm?
I’m fascinated by differing approaches.
I’d love to hear yours! =)
Round Two Goals (updating Sunday, 6/26)
2016 Goals (updating Wednesday, 6/30)
June 2016 Goals (updating Sunday, 7/3)
FanFiction.net: The IDIC Romance (Boldly Go stories): Continue adding to my Love and Loss and A Backdrop of Stars arcs. LAL: 398 words to “Out of the Loop,” (setting aside for now); 1,981 words to “Nothing to Me” (added scene); JuNo fan fiction words:18,183/36,068.
JuNoWriMo: Plan/plot The Far Shore: 24 scenes, using The Writer’s Coloring Book. Theresa‘s scene cards written; 24/24 scene cards compiled into a basic story outline. 2/24 Master Scene Profile pages completed.
FanFiction.net: Revise/organize Love and Loss and A Backdrop of Stars. Complete a revision pass “First Contact, With Jazz”, using crit group notes; submit for beta reading. LAL: Chapter 4/20 in progress.
Answer blog comments and make visits, at least four times weekly. Sunday. 1/4.
Interact on Twitter at least once a day, three times each week. If you want to chat with me there; I’m @shanjeniah. 2/3; sprint, sprint hosting on #JuNoWriMo, likes.
ROW80: Keep visits and updates current. Exceeded visits.
Maintain email at below 123 messages; making good use of folders. Got above a time or three during the busyness.
ROW80: Draft, polish, and submit Round Three Sponsor Post. Highlighted several paragraphs for revision. Will be a major focus over the next days, until complete and submitted.
- Continue decluttering/beautification projects; in home and/or yard, five days weekly. Continue making improvements to our home and our quality of life; remind/support the kids in the pitching-in they’ve agreed to do on my Accomplice’s days off. 1/5; Tuesday.
Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Girls’ night, driving boy home.
- NNWM local group: Attend write-ins regularly and check in on the Facebook group as inspired. Write-in on Sunday. Peeked at group page.
- My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. TV; Girls’ night; Welcome to Night Vale; Hamilton; driving home.
- Stained by Ashes: Critique at least one chapter each week; through Chapter Eight. Chapter Five complete and sent. 35/253 pages.
Write in Abundance, Intentions, and #onegoodcup journals seven times each week. Meditate ten times weekly. Progress weekly with FutureLearn Mindfulness class. Journaling: 3/7; Meditation: 3/10.
- Moderate activity: At least 45 minutes, 5 times a week. Use my timer. 3/5.
Leaps of Faith:
Oregon bound Burtons: Clean one common and one personal shelf, drawer, bin, or flat surface each week. Shelves underway in both areas.