This morning’s journal entry:
Yesterday was amazing!
Miah and I went to the July 4 festivities at Schuyler Mansion – his first visit there – and then to Panera and to shop a bit before we came home.
Then, I got a migraine. That was a little less amazing…
Between the two, I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped…but I did get at least a start on many of my goals, and, other than a laundry run where I could read or write (I’ll have wifi), I don’t have any more away missions scheduled this week.
I may have to learn to accept that things move slower, and my focus is more diffuse, when I am out and about, “filling the well.”
Truth is, we had a lovely time, I took in a lot of inspiration and detail, bonded with my almost-a-man teen, and restored my soul…
That’s worth a few unfinished goals, any day! =)
How do you handle balancing outside activities and writing goals?
Note: Only goals I engaged with during this session appear below. For full goals lists, reference the links below.
Round Three goals (yes, I finally posted them!)
- CampNoWriMo: Write 66,666 words (average 2,151/day) of Still Nameless (Kifo Island #8). 7,169/66,666 words. Primary goal; a bit below target, since I didn’t write on Tuesday.
- Still Nameless (Kifo Island #8):Use a hybrid form of The Writer’s Coloring Book and The Story Toolkit to finish plotting this novel. 18,979 plotting words; began Antagonist #1; Step 6/22 in progress (TST); just need to do coloring materials for TWCB. Primary goal; solid progress.
Blogging: Polish/package/schedule/publish relevant blogposts to return to restore/maintain regular blogging schedule for July. Missed Monday post; began prepping ROW80 Round Three goals and this post. Primary goal; a bit below target.
Continue in Twitter #writingcrew and #AllStarTrek sprints/chats regularly. Dabble in other social media (LinkedIn, Medium, Quora, Wattpad) if/as desired. Sprint Monday; chats Mon-Tues. Answered two or three questions on Quora; read more. Stretch goal; on target.
- Assist my Accomplice with his labeling/branding/platform/marketing (if this is scary for me; it’s completely alien to him). Added to Facebook Business Page; discussed posting, signage, and sales. Scheduled Thursday as a focus day for moving forward. Secondary goal; great progress.
Complete Gwen’s 30 Day Selfie Challenge. I’ve taken all selfies through 7/4; need to catch up with posting for last few days. Stretch goal; good progress.
Hometending: Spend 30 minutes at least 5x/week in mindful cleaning and/or yardtending; draft kids’ 2017-2018 IHIPs (Individualized Home Instructin Plans) and complete testing submission and reporting; deal with subscriptions and other business that tends to get pushed aside. Hometending: 2/5 (and some on Tuesday); brainstormed a bit for IHIPs; Lise testing completed; Miah in progress.
Selftending: Spend time with my beloveds, friends, and myself; get at least one hour of physical activity 5x/week, and two hours of strenuous activity weekly (including Baby Steps to 5K); meditate and journal 8x/week. Time w/writing group, all beloveds, and myself; 1/5 activity – 27 minutes/ 2 hours strenuous (BSto5K); meditation/journaling 3/8.
Lifetending: Reading: Crank It Out (from June goals); 20K A Day; Prosperity for Writers. Audiobooks; The Upside of Your Dark Side (from June goals); and Practicing Mindfulness; and The Star Trek Chronology Project Episodes 281: Redemption Part 1 – 290: A Matter of Time: Crank: COMPLETED; 20K: 21%. Upside: Chapter 6/8.
The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!