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Building A March Framework: March 5, 2017

Hey there!

It’s a new month, and that means new goals for me. With quarterly homeschooling reports due mid-month, and my Creative Chaos Marathon (TM) running from April-June, I’ve pared these goals down (a little), in order to focus on what seems most important to my being ready for everything, more or less on time.


  • Foul Deeds Will Rise (Trueborn #2): Reread existing material; complete draft (10/50 scenes). Primary goal. Reread: Scene 5/40 complete.


  • Rose and Jeremy novella: Complete Planning/plotting of “Tuesday Afternoon Tea” using The Story Toolkit and existing notes. Develop one-paragraph sketches for remaining 3-5 stories. Tertiary goal. Overall: step 12/22 in progress.


  • The IDIC Romance: Progress with revisions for On Any Tuesday Night (was First Contact, With Jazz), as I work through lessons 2- of Holly Lisle’s Revision Course. Continue revisions for A Backdrop of Stars  1-3. Primary goal. OATN Worksheets: p 9/82 (Scene 3) in progress;will resume once reports and #BOAW2017 posts are submitted. ABOS Chapter 2; initial notes; reread chapter; simmering major rewrite/POV shift.

  • Short Stories: “Miss Spider and Mister Fly”; Complete edits. Secondary goal. Waiting to hear from the editors.

  • Kifo Island: Sea Changes: Continue rough revision for crit group; scenes 8 and 9. Tertiary goal.


  • The IDIC Romance: Submit A Backdrop of Stars chapters 2 and-3 to fan fiction sites as completed. Tertiary goal.

Social Media:

  • #atozchallenge: Complete and schedule all posts by March 31; make page on; write theme reveal post and schedule for release date still TBD (keep eyes open for this). Secondary goal. Week Three (H-M): All images/links added; formatting done. Week Two (B-G): Add logos/tags and schedule: C in progress; 2/6.

  • Blogging Features: Continue biweekly Mindful Monday and Skywatch Friday posts, as well as weekly #SoCS, #8sunday, WIPpet Wednesday, and Weekend Coffee share posts. Develop rough schedule to pre-produce April posts where possible; have all drafts in website interface or Scrivener by March 31. Tertiary goal. WIPpet Wednesday; #weekendcoffeeeshare; #8sunday; SkyWatch complete. Pre-stocking post plan taking shape; several #8sunday in the works, plus prep for more; Scrivener project created to corral drafts waiting to be scheduled.


  • Homeschool Administration: Draft, proof, and submit second quarter reports, due March 15. Create Flickr portfolios for this school year. Primary goal. Both rough drafts completed; will let sit for a day or two before proofing and submitting.

  • Resets/reorganizations: study, (1) family room, bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Complete three 27 thing flings each room, each week. One 27 thing fling on porch and/or yard each week. 33 General Hometending rounds weekly. Secondary goal.All rooms completed to par; general: 37/33.
  • Photo digitalization: Scan 27 travel photos per week. Tertiary goal.


  • My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Primary goal. Conversation; shopping; homeschool co-op; lunch; television and videos.

  • NNWM local group: Interact regularly, in person and online; participate actively in critique group. Tertiary goal. Write-in; online interaction; critique piece in progress.

  • Paying it Forward: Offer beta reading, reviews, and promotional posts for other writers. Side goal. Read through second mainstream beta chapter; simmering. Awaiting fanfic story.


  • Journal six mornings and four evenings each week. Meditate six mornings and three evenings weekly. Primary goal. Morning: 6/6 journal/ meditation. Evening: 3/4 journal; 2/3 meditation.

  • Get a cumulative total of at least 99 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly; 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes) twice weekly, and 9 hours of more strenuous activities (tai chi, swimming, hiking, cardio, weights, etc.). Secondary goal. 99 minutes: 5/5; 111 minutes: 3/2; Strenuous:0/9 hours.

  • Smart Change: Reread Chapters 3 and 4/ complete/worksheets; create an approach plan, going forward. Tertiary goal.

Leaps of Faith:

  • Draft CV and revise. This will happen after my BOAW posts are scheduled.

  • Website/Blog Development: Make basic sketches of new pages; prioritize; begin implementation. Simmering some exciting new ideas; stay tuned!

  • Patreon: Complete March offerings and launch site.

  • Draft next chapter of Cowled, based on existing notes.

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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!

10 thoughts on “Building A March Framework: March 5, 2017

  1. Did you read Fallon’s post? The ROW80 is “back on Twitter” too with sprints at 1pmEST. ❤

    All sorts of good things are happening. Even a bunch of "creative chaos"… 😀

    1. I haven’t yet – I spent all night with Miah, watching things, talking, and writing my two #BOAW2017 posts. I’m reading those now, but will get to ROW80 posts once I’ve worked through these.

      So happy we’ll be back on Twitter! =)

      1. Fair enough, sounds like a lovely way to spend an evening, especially after having been sick.

        I know! Even if Kait has mostly stepped away, I think she’ll be happy to know things are still so active. all because she had a dream of a “different kind of challenge”

    1. Thank you, Fallon. I’m pretty happy with how the month has rolled out so far. While I was sick, I still had mental acuity, so I got a lot of things done in the administrative realm, which will free me up for new writing when the urge returns!

    1. It was an interesting kind of not feeling well. I was tired and achy, and, especially Thursday, felt weak and not so grounded in my body. But my mental acuity was never really affected, so I stayed close to bed, doing enough to get through my hometending goals, and, the rest of the time, gave myself to lots of administrative details, figuring I’ll be happy I did that when the creative tide surges again.

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