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Where Am I Now? #ROW80 Round 2 /#12WeekYear 3 End of Week 2

Hi there, ROWers and friends! 

It’s Sunday – time to wrap up my Week 2 Action Plan (Here’s my midweek progress).

What I accomplished this week:

  • A lot of hometending, provisioning, homeschool, and family stuff.
  • Accepted invitation to appear at my second meet the author event.
  • Laid groundwork and made a bit of headway on 2/3 classes.
  • Kept up with #atozchallenge posts, and CampNaNoWriMo word count.

What’s on deck?

  • More hometending, provisioning, homeschool, and family stuff.
  • Meet the author event on Tuesday.
  • Much more classwork; and begin researching a WP hosted website.
  • Keep up with both challenges.

How do these suit my greater purpose?

  • Every one of these goals is a step toward raising of my children well, and/or developing a writing career which offers my readers something of value while sustaining my family.

Have you asked yourself these questions, lately?


  • Wednesday: Weekly Action Plan
  • Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up.
  • I review/adjust my Round 2/12 Week Year 3 after weeks 3, 6, 9, and a final one after Week 12.

Goal Status:

  • Blue with Overstrike: Completed.
  • Green: In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • Black with Overstrike: 86’ed.
  • Red: Goal Change.

Relationships, Family, and Home:

Family Stuff:

I facilitate Miah’s driving at a pace that’s comfortable for him.  

  • City driving:  emergency detour, emergency vehicle convoy, and unfamiliar locations.

I facilitate kids’ social travel and time with friends as desired, and check up on Unschoolers Rock the Campground.

  • Birthday party for Lise; sleepover/visit plans next week, weather permitting.
  • Checked URTC group page; nothing new.

I spend 11:11 gathering materials for each child’s third quarter homeschool reports.

  • Not officially, but learned about independent activities through conversation.

      I facilitate both kids’ learning as needed.

  • Art, drivers’ ed, French and English grammar, literature, home economics, music, and more.

Home Stuff:

I facilitate home and yardtending, asking for assistance as needed.

  • Made deal with Lise –laundry traded for fries.
  • Bedrooomtending; laundry; dishes.
  • Yardtending: raking/decluttering.

I post three items (already selected) on a local yard sale site.

I rough draft a schedule for hometending as a baseline for action.

I touch base with Lise about next steps in baking/selecting a mop she wants to use.

Relationship Stuff:

I schedule lunch/coffee dates with two friends.

  • Coffee date w/Eden Mabee.

I send thank you notes to Jim’s sisters, and contact them via text to touch base.

  • Texted both.


Writing/Revising Stuff:

I complete the first revision pass of “Storm at Song Glass Cabin” (short story), and return to publishers.

I collect materials, organize, get beta feedback, apply, finalize layout, and submit my Secret Project.

  • I have secured 4 beta readers (3 more to ask).

I use April CampNaNoWriMo to complete the rough draft of Still Nameless (Kifo Island #8).

  • 25,273 new words; 9,264 this week.
  • More than halfway done.

Blogging From A-Z April Challenge: The Alphabet of Grief complete 26 posts.

I check in at Story A Day, catch up on recent podcasts, and begin collecting story sparks for this year’s stories. If there is a way to get advance notice of the prompts, I utilize it.

Learning Stuff:

I complete Pixels to Platform intro and Module 1.

  • Running behind due to an extremely busy week; intro viewed.

I complete organization for How to Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck, evaluate my current progress, and complete one 11:11 learning session this week.

  • Finished organization and reread lesson materials.

I complete organization for How to Revise Your Novel.

Networking Stuff:

I serve as an DIY-MFA Pixels to Platform Master Class Ambassador.

  • Made a couple of comments; haven’t been there as much at end of week

I answer blog comments and visit other blogs on my current informal schedule.

I complete current chapter of Stained Blood, return to author, and highlight next section for revision.

I touch base with author next in my queue, and another possible beta author regarding manuscript schedule.

I post current goals and Dark and Bitter reading video/transcript to Patreon, and update Facebook Writer page and blog sidebar.

Family Financial Stuff:

I go through current receipts.

  • I’ve decided to begin with this week’s receipts.
  • Sorted, and found a box in which to home them.
  • #babysteps!

I set budget for groceries, eating out, and monthly expenses, using receipts and bank statement as guides.

  • Began organizing current bills/receipts, and kept an eye on transactions electronically; paid electric bill.

I contact insurance agent (re: business insurance).

I read at least one article or blogpost on a financial matter.

I talk with both kids about what prosperity means to them.

  • Discussed with Lise; opened topic with Miah.

Body, Mind, and Soul:

I return to tai chi on Thursday, and swim afterwards.

I reset my 5K training; prepare to restart next week.

  • All set.

I make chicken and rice soup; steel cut oats; a pasta bake; and steam sweet potatoes in Instant Pot..

  • Purple and Japanese sweet potatoes steamed.
  • Ingredients purchased for pasta bakes and soup.

I meditate and journal daily, and twice daily at least three times this week.

  • Meditation (Insight Timer at 2:22) and journaling each morning.
  • Night journaling 2/3; Night meditation (Insight Timer at 1:11) 1/3.

I read at least one spiritual growth article this week.

I allow myself sufficient time for rest, recreation, and reflection, without guilt.

  • Time with friends; Cake Mania; TV; shopping; Fixer Upper.
  • I’m still not sleeping as much as I need, but am allowing myself more restful days to compensate.
  • Meditation, journaling, pondering ongoing.

I share my experiences with others as I am inspired.

  • Through blogging, and in person.

I create art that allows me to explore and express my emotional state.

  • Singing, home decorating. and writing.

I memorialize Jim’s place in my life, and make changes as I am moved to, without guilt.

  • Through writing, and in life (shopping; financial decisions).

ROW80 –

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life!

ROW Along, or Cheer Us On!

We’re On Facebook, Too!

My life very much feels like this, lately…


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!

6 thoughts on “Where Am I Now? #ROW80 Round 2 /#12WeekYear 3 End of Week 2

    1. Thanks, Chris. I’ve been trying to comment on your blog, but not sure it’s working….you had a very good week, considering being sick. Sure hope your foot settles before you go to Kenya.

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