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Now Things Are Humming: #ROW80 R2/#12WeekYear 3 EOW7

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

I hope your last week was lovely. Mine was busy in ways that brought joy, accomplishment, connection, and satisfaction.

And now it’s Sunday, so it’s time for my three wrapup questions:

What did I accomplish last week?

  • Story A Day, every day.
  • Gained momentum in Pixels to Platform.
  • Polished “Storm Glass” and returned to publishers pending professional editing.
  • More decluttering.
  • More voiceover research.
  • More family, dog, and hometending.
  • Learning how to set reasonable goals.
  • Completed plotting contest story, and began drafting.

What’s on deck for this week?

  • Story A Day, every day.
  • Complete contest entry draft, revise, send to crit group.
  • Build momentum in Pixels to Platform, and interact as an Ambassador at least 3 times during the week.
  • Updating blog and Patreon
  • More decluttering.
  • More voiceover research
  • More family, dog, and hometending.

How do these things serve my greater purpose?

  • All accomplishments and on deck items support a sustainable writing career – and/or a sustainable income/family life (all primary objectives in my life).

How would you answer these three questions?



  • Wednesday: Weekly Action Plan
  • Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up.
  • Final Review: after Week 12.

Goal Status:

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


I complete one Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction story each day, using the Story A Day prompts.

  • 7/7 for the week.

I brainstorm, do needed worldbuilding and character work, create a rough outline, and write a first draft of my 2,500 word limit short story for the Little Bird Writing Contest, using the prompts.

  • All planning/plotting done, and 724/~2,500 words of rough draft written.

I participate in #thursdaythreads (new goal).

  • I had the prompt, and an idea – but Lise wanted to talk, and that took precedence. #noregrets


I complete a final polish of “Storm at Song Glass Cabin” and submit revised version to Exploits in the Adirondacks anthology publisher, pending professional edit.

  • Story revision completed and submitted at last! HUZZAH!!!

I complete spot revisions for each day’s Story A Day fan fiction piece.

  • 7/7 for the week.


I decide on a spring/summer blogging schedule.

  • I made a rough list; simmering in progress.

I post and adhere to this schedule.

I respond to all pending comments.

I revise my About page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

I add a Welcome page, based on P2P learning.

Social Media

I update my Patreon page, with apologies to my Patron (sorry, Fallon!)

I share my Patreon page on other social media, because no one can be my patron if they don’t even know I want any!

I keep up with #AllStarTrek, ROW80, #accountabilitygirls. P2P Facebook group, and general Twitter, Facebook, and email.

  • Mostly up to date with everything but ROW80, which seems to be falling through the cracks of late.

I post and browse at least once on Instagram and Pinterest, because I miss them.

  • I made it to Pinterest, mostly pinning Instant Pot recipes I’d like to try.


I complete Pixels to Platform Module Two.

  • Moving along, but not yet complete.

I watch Module Two Video Two.

  • Done!

I assess Video 2 Play Sheets/devise schedule for completing them.

  • Also finished – need an hour and a half or so, next week.

I doublecheck time for group call; be prepared to participate; submit at least one question.

I watch the DIY-MFA free workshop videos, and participate in the comments.

  • Watched 4/4.

I participate in P2P Q&A Conference Call on Thursday.

  • I forgot to add this, but it’s done!

I finish reading voiceover ebook.

  • Also done…simmering and contemplating next steps.

Family Finances:

I read two financial articles.

  • Done.

I investigate Fiverr.

  • ..scanned for similar gigs to my first idea…nothing found so far!

I post three items to yard sale site.

  • 1/3 posted at last; and have a potential buyer!

I choose three more items to prep for sale.

  • Simmering and considering.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I handle two administrative tasks.

  • I’ve pulled the materials for these and placed them prominently on my desk, where they will stay till completed; and began the more complex and odious one.

I add regular auto withdrawals to planner.

  • Done.

I check Paypal for other auto payments and list these.

  • Started on this while clearing email during the conference call.

I rough out family budget,


I do 3 hometending cycles in my room.

  • 3/3.

I do one each in garage and porch.

I do 2 each in common rooms bathroom, dining, kitchen, and living room.

  • All but living room finished; 2/2 in progress there.


I move rest of branches to containment.

  • I moved a few more; about half done.

I move slate to front yard,

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

  • I made a start on weeding 3/4 #babysteps.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of  meadow (I mean, backyard) as possible.

  • Miah and I are tag-teaming this’ it’s about a third done.


I choose three recipes to make this week.

  • I mulled several.

I make them.

  • 1/3 pesto pasta.

I facilitate Gabrielle’s visit on Monday,

I take Noli to dog park Wednesday and Friday.

  • Both done!

I get Noli’s license.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

  • Sunday- Saturday; check.

I get at least 4 hours of sleep each night.

  • I was a bit short Sunday, but nearly 8 hours on Monday. Barely squeaked by Tuesday and Wednesday; 7 hours Thursday.


I meditate and journal each morning.

  • Sunday – Saturday, Check.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate and journal 4 evenings.

  • Journal 4/4: Monday – Thursday; meditate 3/4: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday).

I light a candle and read from Sleep 4 evenings.

  • 4/4; Monday,Wednesday -Friday.

I use a sleep meditation each night.

  • Monday, Tuesday. Friday; 3/7.

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Noli and her friends Wolfie and Daisy enjoying dog park treats.





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!

2 thoughts on “Now Things Are Humming: #ROW80 R2/#12WeekYear 3 EOW7

    1. It was – another one that was better when I tallied it up than I thought while I was living it. = D

      I think switching the way I do Day Maps midway through made a real difference.

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