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Preparing to Sow: April Goals, 2017

Welcome, April!

It’s always good to see you. The earth is warming; the days are growing longer – and that means it’s time for me to toss some new goals into fertile soil, and sprout progress!

I’ve been engaging with these goals since the month began, so I’m also reporting my progress for April 1 – and that’s no joke! =)

Do you have any special goals this month?

  • #oneword for 2017

  • Round One goals

  • 2017 Goals

  • Note: This post only contains progress for April 1, 2017, since Saturday midnight is my self-imposed deadline for the Sunday update (which I’m counting this as, even though I know that it’s Monday. Maybe we can jointly pretend it’s a belated April Fool’s joke, or something)?


  • Trueborn: Complete draft of Foul Deeds Will Rise (Trueborn #2). Target: 3,333 words/week; add words every day I reach my Camp quota, above, Finish by April 30. Secondary goal. 952/3,333 new words for the week. (1186)


  • Story a Day May: Main Project: Create basic sketches for flash fiction stories (999 words/less, with exceptions) exploring July’s Still Nameless: Kifo Island #8, using #StaD prompts. Side Project: Reread Cowled arccreate basic sketches for drabbles (100 word stories) based on existing notes and prompt words. Primary goal. I checked the site for news on this year’s prompts; nothing yet.


  • The IDIC Romance: On Any Tuesday Night (was First Contact, With Jazz), Complete lesson 2 (Promises) of Holly Lisle’s Revision Course by April 30. Aim for 20 pages/week analyzed. Primary goal.

  • Short Stories: “Miss Spider and Mister Fly”; Confirm/make copy editing changes if they’re ready this month; take any other necessary steps. Secondary goal.


Social Media:

  • #atozchallenge: Confirm scheduling, and add link and branding to each day’s post. Respond to comments daily, and visit 3 other participants at least 6 times/week. Primary goal. A post up and linked; visits made for 1/6 days.

  • Blogging Features: Continue biweekly Skywatch Friday posts, as well as weekly #SoCS, #8sunday, Mindful Monday, WIPpet Wednesday, Mindful and Weekend Coffee share posts. Develop rough schedule to pre-produce posts where possible. Work on these one hour each, Tuesdays and Thursdays Tertiary goal. Skipped these for this first weekend of the month, busy enough with the two challenges.


  • Continue adding to Flickr portfolios for this school year as circumstances warrant. Primary goal.

  • Resets/reorganizations: study, family room, bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Complete two 27 thing flings each room, each week. One 27 thing fling on porch and in yard each week. At least five General Hometending rounds per day, 5 times/week. Secondary goal. Hometending rounds; 1/5 for the week.


  • 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. Flirting; conversation; admiring artwork.

  • CampNaNo: Interact with cabin mates 5/week: attend write-ins and visit forums once weekly. Secondary goal. Posted to cabin 1/5 days.

  • Career Furtherance: Patreon. Complete profile and launch site. Draft CV/cover letter and revise. Assist Accomplice with his cottage industry launch. Tertiary goal.


  • Journal and meditate five mornings and three evenings each week. Primary goal. 1/5 complete.

  • Get a cumulative total of at least 99 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly; 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes) twice weekly, and 7 hours of more strenuous activities (tai chi, swimming, hiking, cardio, weights, etc.). Secondary goal.

Leaps of Faith:

  • Website/Blog Development: Make basic sketches of new pages; prioritize; begin implementation.

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

  • Intuitive Eating: Reread early chapters; consider how to incorporate into Smart Change.

  • 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.

Kait Nolan’s ROW80  –

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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!

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