Just a quick intro today – I’m deep in finishing up my plotting for Tsumanis (Kifo Island Chronicles #6), which will be my NaNoWriMo project for this year, while at the same time rewriting/revising a short story, and pushing hard against the deadline, midnight on Halloween. Since tomorrow
will include trick-or-treating with my daughter and some new homeschooling friends (her friend is sick, so trick or treating will be a more minimal affair in our rural area), then our local NaNo group’s annual Halloween/NaNo kickoff party, today is my big day for writing.
On Wednesday, I’ll post my November goals, as well as my final October update. Sunday will bring a Round Four Update, and possibly my 2016 update (which might also be the following Wednesday, dependent upon All the Things.)
Now, let’s get to it, shall we?
Note: Only those goals I interacted with during this session are listed. For complete goals lists, follow the links below.
- Poets on the Page: Write 31 new poems in October, using OctPoWriMo prompts. Secondary goal. 29/31 complete. Back on track, and intending to stay that way.
Kifo Island Chonicles: Complete planning (Beginning with Setting worksheets, and ending with Story World Mandalas) and plot Tsunamis. Primary goal. Scene Cards completed; Scene by Scene Outline created; Scene Profile Page 4/24 in progress.
Plot #atozchallenge posts while writing October poems. Secondary goal. Week Two (B -G): D and E poems written.
For Submission: Revise “Peach Liqueur Love” for Dark and Bitter; first “Philodosia” story for The Machinery; and “Beneath the Ice” for World Unknown Review. Primary goal. Created new Scene List; G/M/C/D and summary for eight new scenes. Restructured existing story for Old Scenes in preparation for rewrite; Scene 1/8 in progress.
Make regular visits to others participating in hops and challenges I’ve joined. This will be a Thursday/Monday focus. Primary goal. Visited 2 ROWers on Wednesday; not a good week for visits, since I’ve got these deadlines.
- Interaction: Visit website, blog, ROW80, Albany NNWM, and Yakon Village FB pages; ff.net; Twitter; Instagram; and Pinterest at least twice weekly, each site. Once each for green items. Answered review at ff.net. Again, not the best week for being social.
Complete resets/reorganizations: study, family room, and porch. Use the 27 Thing Fling for structure/4 each per week. Add in 20 cycles a week for random indoor/outdoor tidying/hometending. Primary goal. Study: 4/4; porch: 3 /4; family 2/4. Random inside/outside: 23/20. Overall, not bad, considering a busy and much wetter week than we’ve had recently.
- Personal Administration: Clean, organize, and back up all OneDrive Homeschool, Blogging, and Beta Reading files. Maintain email below 99 messages. Tertiary goal. Email at about 5 messages.
My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Primary goal. Conversation; flirting; Jeremiah and I went to Fort Ticonderoga; last Hamiltoning trip for a few weeks; daughter to Halloween party,
and Monday trick-or-treat planned with friends,prior to my NaNo Halloween/kickoff party.
NNWM local group: Interact regularly online and in person; participate actively in critique group. Secondary goal. Visited FB page.
- Paying it Forward: Offer beta reading, reviews, and promotional posts for other writers. Tertiary goal. In addition to next week’s blog tour post, I also tweeted out a book link for a struggling writer friend.
Journal six times each week. Gradually increase meditation to ten minutes six mornings, and four minutes three evenings. Primary goal. Journaling: 6/6; Meditation morning: 6/6 (variable; 6-10 minutes); evening: 2/3 (4 minutes). Getting better at remembering the evening session.
Fitness: Get a cumulative total of at least 75 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly, 90 minutes thrice weekly. Secondary goal. 75 min: 5/5; 90 min: 4/3.
Tai chi class, swimming, strength, and/or cardio training for a cumulative total of twelve hours. Tertiary goal. 2.5 hours; monthly total: 7 hours; 10 minutes. I won’t make the goal, but I did make progress.
Leaps of Faith:
Submit stories to Dark and Bitter; The Machinery; and World Unknown Review. Primary goal. WUR: In progress.