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A Season of Growth; #ROW80 Round 3, 2017

Hi there!

My annual Chaostivity Marathon has now ended, and it’s time to rest, renew, recharge, and shift to a slower, more contemplative pace, before I begin my Chaostivity 10K from September-November.

But, since it’s a new month, it’s also time to take a look at my July progress on my Round 3 goals.

So let’s get on with that, shall we?

  • Trueborn Series: Complete draft of Foul Deeds Will Rise (Trueborn #2); This was my July 2018 CampNaNo project; paused at 86,840. Will resume once both Kifo novels are complete. Secondary goal.
  • Blogposts: Complete all finite series begun during JuNoWriMo. I’ll have a better sense of what these are when I organize them in August; more details then. Stretch goal.

  • Still Nameless (Kifo Island #8):Use a hybrid form of The Writer’s Coloring Book  and The Story Toolkit to finish plotting this novel. I wanted to finish this before July started; instead, I’’m plotting on the fly while drafting. 21,064 plotting words; Antagonist #1 in progress; Step 6/22 TST; just need to do coloring materials for TWCB. Setting aside until/unless needed. Primary goal.
  • Plot/outline blog posts as needed to complete the drafting goal above. I have enough material in development to carry me through maybe a dozen or so additional posts. Secondary goal.

  • Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel: Spend 50 hours revising “On Any Tuesday Night.” Start once Still Nameless Act One Beat Sheet is complete. Rather than set a goal by lesson, I’m trying a time goal. Primary goal.

  • Blogposts: Revise blogposts for use through November 2017.  Secondary goal.

  • Sea Changes (Kifo Island #1): Organize the manuscript – one of the cats dumped it. Make a decision regarding sharing it with critique group, or waiting to run it through HTRYN. I will be running this through HTRYN, likely in 2017. Stretch goal COMPLETED!

  • Miss Spider and Mister Fly”: Complete any details/authorize copy edits needed for publication. Partially through revision pass. Primary goal; good progress.

  • Read guidelines and sketch rough ideas for all projects I’d like to submit in 2017. I’m evaluating what/if I’ll be submitting this fall; developing ideas if so. Secondary goal back-burnered. I believe focusing on revisions is ultimately a more productive goal, at this point in my career.

  • Explore Duotrope;  compile list of 25 paying short story/novella markets. Research these; choose ten to pursue further. This is pretty self-explanatory. Stretch goal.

Social Media:

  • Blogging: Polish/package/schedule/publish relevant blogposts to return to /maintain regular blogging schedule, and prepare for November NaNoWriMo. I’m planning something a little special for this fall….stay tuned! Primary goal; some progress.

  • Refine labeling/branding/platform/marketing for my Accomplice, and branding for myself; complete the PicMonkey branding tutorial for both ventures. I continue learning and moving through the process of creating platforms and brands. Set up Pinterest and Instagram accounts; a bit of posting. More plans simmering for him and me. Secondary goal; great progress.

  • Hometending: Spend 30 minutes at least 5x/week in mindful cleaning and/or yardtending; draft kids’ 2017-2018 IHIPs (Individualized Home Instruction Plans) and complete testing submission and reporting; deal with subscriptions and other business that tends to get pushed aside. Hometending. Started IHIPs. Testing complete; results submitted. Canceled reservations for campground; arrangements for Miah.

  • 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. Meditation/journaling. Complete Gwen’s 30 Day Selfie Challenge. Dropped the challenge; too much going on. Stretch goal; some progress.

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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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