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Where Did My #ROW80 Go?

That’s a very good question. It has been a while since I’ve posted a #ROW80 update here … but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been posting.

I’m getting ready to do a major revamping of my blogging, as I move to a self-hosted WordPress.org website. I’ll be streamlining this site, with a focus on content other than the twice-weekly updates.

I’ve moved these to my Patreon page. They seem to be a better fit there – a quick, regular proof to my Patrons, and anyone else who stops by, that I am writing, and moving forward.

There’s one small problem with this plan.

No one is stopping by to see my updates. I’ve had nary a comment this round.

Maybe it’s that the round is still new, and people are so busy settling into their own routines that visiting isn’t happening yet.

Or maybe folks are intimidated by Patreon, thinking that if they visit me there, they will have to become Patrons. If that’s the case, no worries:

All of my ROW80 content is free. While I certainly wouldn’t turn Patrons away, I want anyone who’s interested to be able to see my accountability updates. There’s also other great content on the page that’s not behind a pay wall. And, in the interest of disclosure, some that is.

That’s the purpose of Patreon, after all – but my ROW80 posts will remain accessible to everyone.

So please don’t be afraid to come visit me there. I’m getting lonely all alone!

Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll get to find out what this image is all about!

 

 

 

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A Tricky Kind of Now: #ROW80 R2/ #12WeekYear End of Week 11

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

This week’s goals end with less blue than last – but much more green spread through the middle, which means things have, in the final days of the round, become more balanced.

Today, though…it’s tricky. First Father’s Day without the father of my children. First for them in a single-parent family. And Lise and I are going to her first Pride event at a local park later in the day – another milestone to add this year’s seemingly ever-growing collection. It seems like a good way to spend a part of this day…

What are your plans for today?

What makes you smile (I could use extras, today)?

Share in the comments!

 

Goal Status:

  • Goal Completed.
  • In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • 86’ed
  • Goal Change.

Writing/Plotting:

I write 1,667 words/day (average) on Still Nameless, till complete, for JuNoWriMo.

  • June 10: 2,193. June 11: 2,007; June 12: 0; June 13: 1,331. June 14: 1,172; June 15: 2,246; June 16: 1,671 Balance:- 621.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursthreads, using prompt.

I draft my share of the JuNoWriMo Pep Talk Newsletter text by Friday sprint.

  • Received Week 3 pep talk by email; drafted my intro. Week 4 was ready on Saturday: read and simmering.

I participate in Story A Day’s Write On Wednesday (share about last week’s story) and draft retrospective.

  • Read this week’s prompt; simmering.

Revision/Submission:

I revise, set up, test, and schedule my JuNoWriMo newsletters (as possible) by 2am Friday.

I complete spot revisions Story A Day fan fiction pieces and post.

I polish my #thursthreads piece and submit.

I complete beta of Chapter 10; Stained Blood.

Learning:

I complete Pixels to Platform Breadcrumbs Exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Mood Board.

I complete Pixels to Platform Play Sheets for Module 2, Video 2.

  • Author Photo Sheet finished; Author Bio Sheet ongoing.

I watch Module 3 Video 1.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I learn enough about Adaucity to use microphone for at least one reading.

I finish reading all poetry chapbooks loaned to me; simmer.

  • Reading 4/6.

Blogging:

I enact my Summer Blogging Plan; make adjustments as indicated.

I read through JuNoWriMo 2017 files; determine if/what of that content I can use/repurpose.

I create a schedule for creating content based on Pixels to Platform and Blogging Cheat Sheet learning.

  • Simmering as I work through Module 2.

I respond to all pending comments.

  • Responded to all new; started working my way backwards through existing comments.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

Other Social Media:

I update my fanfiction profile.

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

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

  • Browsed a bit on Instagram; posted and browsed on Pinterest.

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days.

I publicize my Fiverr gig at least 3 times this week.

  • 3/3; Facebook timeline, with hashtag; Twitter, with hashtags; in a blog post which I shared and asked to be shared forward.

I publicize my 3 garage sale site items at least 3 times this week (both of these are a bit of marketing practice for me in a low-risk, low-bigscarything kind of way).

  • Item 1: 1/3 and changed price.

I do research/take photos for next three items to prep for sale.

I complete Phase One of the administrative task begun last week.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

  • Created a task list for adapting expenses. Put our Y membership on hold, as we weren’t getting there anyway.

Hometending:

I continue my bedroom reset (declutter/tidy; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair; make plan for clothes in closet).

  • Small cabinet moved/rough organization started; decluttering/tidying; reset dresser top.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

  • 1/2 for both.

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

2/2 complete for all but living room: 1/2.

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week.

  • Laundry 2.5/5; dishes 6/7.

Yardtending:

I move rest of branches to containment.

  • Setting this aside till fall; remaining branches are relatively out of the way.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of meadow (I mean, backyard) and mow front/side yards.

  • Encouraged Miah to mow in back; now about 80% demeadowized.

I take decorations off mailbox post.

  • Branches removed/ lights mostly untangled.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.

Lifetending:

I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete both kids’ third quarter homeschool reports and submit.

I choose three recipes for this week.

I make this week’s recipes.

  • Groceries purchased; spaghetti sauce made: 1/3.

I help Lise with Smokey, her puppy.

  • Practical care; advocating for puppy’s needs; nails clipped.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

  • 1/2.

I take a long walk with Noli each day, on average.

  • 6/7.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get an average of 5 hours’ sleep each day.

Soultending:

I meditate and journal upon rising each sleep 3 hours or more.

  • Tuesday-Saturday mornings.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate two middays..

I  meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

I  light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

I  use a sleep meditation at bedtime 5 times.

  • These aren’t working with my wee-hours Twitter spring hosting, so I’m 86ing them till July.

ROW80

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life!

ROW Along, or Cheer Us On!

We’re On Facebook, Too!

 

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Now, It’s Wrap-Up Time : #ROW80 R2/ #12WeekYear Midweek 11

Hi there, ROWers and friends! 

This week catching up has become wrapping up:

  • The kids’ quarterly homeschool reports, due Friday.
  • A novel-in-progress rough draft.
  • Several other less complex goals and projects.

With a week left to this Round, it seems like a perfect time to wrap things up.

What are you planning to wrap up this week?

Share it in the comments!

Goal Status:

  • Goal Completed.
  • In Progress.
  • Still Waiting.
  • 86ed.
  • Goal Change.

Writing/Plotting:

I write 1,667 words/day (average) on Still Nameless, till complete, for JuNoWriMo.

  • June 10: 2,193. June 11: 2,007; June 12: 0; 355 words to the negative.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursthreads, using prompt.

I draft my share of the Week Three JuNoWriMo Pep Talk Newsletter text by Friday sprint.

  • Checking in regularly; nothing ready by midnight Tuesday.

I participate in Story A Day’s Write On Wednesday (share about last week’s story) and draft retrospective.

  • Revised and shared a snippet of last week’s story.

Revision/Submission:

I revise, set up, test, and schedule my Week Three JuNoWriMo newsletter (as possible) by 2am Friday.

I complete spot revisions Story A Day fan fiction pieces and post.

I polish my #thursthreads piece and submit.

I complete beta of Chapter 10; Stained Blood.

Learning:

I complete Pixels to Platform Breadcrumbs Exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Mood Board.

I complete Pixels to Platform Play Sheets for Module 2, Video 2.

I watch Module 3 Video 1.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I learn enough about Adaucity to use microphone for at least one reading.

I finish reading all poetry chapbooks loaned to me; simmer.

  • Reading chapbook 3/5; 17 /31 poems completed.

Blogging:

I enact my Summer Blogging Plan; make adjustments as indicated.

I read through JuNoWriMo 2017 files; determine if/what of that content I can use/repurpose.

I create a schedule for creating content based on Pixels to Platform and Blogging Cheat Sheet learning.

I respond to all pending comments.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

Other Social Media:

I update my ff.net profile.

  • Read it over; simmering.

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

  • Doing well other than the P2P group.

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

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days.

I publicize my Fiverr gig at least 3 times this week.

  • 1/3; Facebook timeline, with hashtag. RT by @fiverrbot, and earned some comments from online friends.

I publicize my 3 garage sale site items at least 3 times this week (both of these are a bit of marketing practice for me in a low-risk, low-bigscarything kind of way).

  • Item 1: 1/3; changed price.

I do research/take photos for next three items to prep for sale.

I complete Phase One of the administrative task begun last week.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

  • Simmering a task list for creating budget/adapting expenses. Put our Y membership on hold, as we weren’t getting there anyway.

Hometending:

I continue my bedroom reset (declutter/tidy; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair; make plan for clothes in closet).

  • Small cabinet moved/rough organization started; decluttering/tidying; reset dresser top.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

  • 1/2 for both.

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

  • 1/2 complete for all.

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week.

  • Laundry 1/5; dishes 3/7; 4/7 soaking.

Yardtending:

I move rest of branches to containment.

  • Setting aside till fall; remaining branches are relatively out of the way.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of meadow (I mean, backyard) and mow front/side yards.

  • Encouraged Miah to mow in back; now about 80% demeadowized.

I take decorations off mailbox post.

  • Branches removed/ lights mostly untangled.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.

Lifetending:

I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete both kids’ third quarter homeschool reports and submit.

  • Lise’s drafted/reformatted; Miah’s 2/16 sections drafted).

I choose three recipes for this week.

I make this week’s recipes.

  • Groceries purchased.

I help Lise with Smokey, her puppy.

  • Practical care; advocating for puppy’s needs; nails clipped.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

I take a long walk with Noli each day, on average.

  • 2/7one day behind.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get an average of 5 hours’ sleep each day.

  • Sunday – 5; Monday – 3; Tuesday: 6.

Soultending:

I meditate and journal upon rising each sleep 3 hours or more.

  • Tuesday morning.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate two middays.

  • 1/2

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

I light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

I use a sleep meditation at bedtime 5 times.

ROW80 –

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life!

ROW Along, or Cheer Us On!

We’re On Facebook, Too!

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And Now, A Deep Breath : #ROW80 R2/ #12WeekYear End of Week 10

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

In my midweek update, I mentioned that I’d been focused on catching up.

That trend continued through the week, and, though I still didn’t get to as much learning, blogging, yard and soultending as I’d prefer, I made very solid progress in other areas, and those will allow more space for the remaining areas as we move into the final weeks of the round.

I’m feeling better, as though what remains to be done isn’t insurmountable. It’s a matter of many small steps, many choices, and commitment…

And taking a deep breath here and there, so I can gather myself, assess where I am, and choose the best way forward.

Have you stopped to take some deep breaths lately?

How do you gather and assess?

Share in the comments!

 

Goal Status:

  • Goal Completed.
  • In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • 86ed.
  • Goal Change.

Writing/Plotting:

I write 1,667 words/day (average) on Still Nameless, till complete, for JuNoWriMo.

  • June 3: 1,175; June 4: 2,098; June 5: 1,691; June 6: 1,736; June 7: 0; June 8: 2,191; June 9: 2,887. 425 words to the positive.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursthreads, using prompt.

  • 190 words.

I draft my share of the JuNoWriMo Pep Talk Newsletter text by Friday sprint.

  • Weeks and Two One drafted; Weeks Three and Four not ready.

I participate in Story A Day’s Write On Wednesday and draft retrospective post.

  • Story drafted.

Revision/Submission:

I revise, set up, test, and schedule my JuNoWriMo newsletters (as possible) by 2am Friday.

  • Week 2 newsletter scheduled and sent to Becca for approval.

I complete spot revisions Story A Day fan fiction pieces and post.

  • Reread next two stories; simmering.

I polish my #thursthreads piece and submit.

I beta one chapter Stained Blood.

  • Chapter 10: 4/7 pages completed.

Learning:

I complete Pixels to Platform Breadcrumbs Exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Mood Board.

I complete Pixels to Platform Play Sheets for Module 2, Video 2.

  • Author Photo Sheet mostly finished.

I watch Module 3 Video 1.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I learn enough about Adaucity to use microphone for at least one reading.

  • Started reading the FAQ.

I explore chapbooks loaned to me; choose 3 to read this week.

I read 3 poetry chapbooks; simmer.

  • Finished 2/3.

Blogging:

I review my Summer Blogging Plan; make adjustments as indicated.

  • I have a working plan.

I read through JuNoWriMo 2017 files; determine if/what of that content I can use/repurpose.

I create a schedule for creating content based on Pixels to Platform and Blogging Cheat Sheet learning.

  • In progress.

I respond to all pending comments.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

Other Social Media:

I update my ff.net profile.

  • Reread profile; simmering.

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

  • A little of most.

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

  • Posted to Instagram; browsed/posted to Pinterest.

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days.

I post my first gig to Fiverr.

I post two more items to yard sale site(s); update item 1.

  • All posted.

I choose three more items to prep for sale, and take images.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I complete Phase One of the administrative task begun last week.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget, and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

  • Some decisions made; changes pending.

Hometending:

I continue my bedroom reset (declutter, move and reorganize bookcase; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair).

  • Bookcase emptied, cleaned, moved, and organized; general tidying.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

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

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week.

  • Dishes 7/7; laundry 4/5.

Yardtending:

I move rest of branches to containment.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

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

I take decorations off mailbox post.

  • Began un-stringing lights.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.

Lifetending:

I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete rough draft of Lise’s third quarter homeschool report.

  • Through Health and Safety, section 10/11.

I choose three more recipes for this week.

I make this week’s recipes.

  • Ziti; onion stock; pasta primavera; 2/3 – onion stock was an extra prep step.

I help Lise with Smokey, her puppy.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

  • Wednesday; Saturday.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

  • Unearthed radio fence and collar receiver.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get an average of 5 hours’ sleep each day.

Soultending:

I meditate and journal each morning.

  • 3/7.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate two afternoons.

  • 1/2.

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

I light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

I use a sleep meditation at bedtime 5 times.

 

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And Now, Catching Up: #ROW80 R2/ #12WeekYear MidWeek 10

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

So far, this week has been about catching up…

  • on sleep, after a busy weekend.
  • with hometending, after setting that aside to focus on a short story contest submission.
  • with self-care, after that was set aside along with sleep for a few days.
  • with goals that have been left too long, while others took precedence.

I’m not likely to get everything caught up in a single week, but that’s okay. The goals I have for this round are all relevant to my life, and any moved forward move me closer to my vision of what my future should be.

Is there/are there things you’d like to get caught up with?

Share it in the comments!

 

Goal Status:

  • Goal Completed.
  • In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • 86’ed.
  • Goal Change.

Writing/Plotting:

I write 1,667 words/day (average) on Still Nameless, till complete,for JuNoWriMo.

  • June 3: 1,175; June 4: 2,098; June 5: 1,691.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursthreads, using prompt.

I draft my share of the JuNoWriMo Pep Talk Newsletter text by 2am Friday.

  • Week Two drafted; Weeks Three and Four aren’t set up yet; if they aren’t ready in time, I’ll adapt the goal.

I participate in Story A Day’s Write On Wednesday and draft a retrospective post.

Revision/Submission:

I revise, set up, test, and schedule my JuNoWriMo newsletters (as possible) by 2am Friday.

I complete spot revisions Story A Day fan fiction pieces and post.

I polish my #thursthreads piece and submit.

I beta one chapter Stained Blood. 

  • in progress – Chapter 10: 2/7 pages completed.

Learning:

I complete Pixels to Platform Breadcrumbs Exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Mood Board.

I complete Pixels to Platform Play Sheets for Module 2, Video 2.

  • Author Photo Sheet mostly finished; 1/4.

I watch Module 3 Video 1.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I learn enough about Adaucity to use microphone for at least one reading.

  • Started reading the FAQ.

I explore chapbooks loaned to me; choose 3 to read this week.

I read 3 poetry chapbooks; simmer. 

  • 1/3 in progress.

Blogging:

I review my Summer Blogging Plan; make adjustments as indicated.

I read through JuNoWriMo 2017 files; determine if/what of that content I can use/repurpose.

I create a schedule for creating content based on Pixels to Platform and Blogging Cheat Sheet learning.

I respond to all pending comments.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

Other Social Media

I update my ff.net profile.

I keep up with #AllStarTrek, ROW80, #accountabilitygirls, P2P Facebook group, and general Twitter, Facebook, and email. (In progress; a little of most).

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

  • Posted to Instagram.

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days. 

I post my first gig to Fiverr.

  • Came up with a tagline :”I am, therefore I write.” Rough draft of a description – stay tuned for updates; it’s currently scrawled in my notebook. Scanned the next few items on the profile; it’s all coming clearer.

I post two more items to yard sale site(s); update item 1.

I choose three more items to prep for sale, and take images.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I complete Phase One of the administrative task begun last week.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget, and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

Hometending:

I continue my bedroom reset (declutter, move and reorganize bookcase; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair).

  • Bookcase declutter; general tidying.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

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

  • Each room: 1/2 complete.

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week. 

  • Dishes 3/7; laundry 2/5.

Yardtending:

I move rest of branches to containment.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

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

I take decorations off mailbox post.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.

Lifetending:

I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete rough draft of Lise’s third quarter homeschool report.

I choose three more recipes for this week.

  • Ziti, pasta primavera, chicken and vegetables.

I make this week’s recipes.

  • Ziti; 1/3.

I help Lise with Smokey, her puppy.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

  • Skipped Tuesday, due to sleep, headache, and puppy-sitting so Lise can sleep. Will double up later in the week to compensate.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get an average of 5 hours’ sleep each day.

  • 3 on Sunday, 7 on Monday, 7.5 on Tuesday.

Soultending:

I meditate and journal each morning.

  • Missed Sunday and Monday, caught Tuesday; 1/7.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate two afternoons.

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

I light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

I use a sleep meditation at bedtime 5 times.

ROW80 –


The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life!

ROW Along, or Cheer Us On!

We’re On Facebook, Too!

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A Wordy Waggy Now : #ROW80 R2/ #12WeekYear EOW9

Hi there, ROWers and friends! 

This week was sponsored by the letters W and C…

My main focuses this week were tending to tail-wagging canines and wrapping up a writing contest entry. I think the picture at the end of this post sums it all up nicely….

Is there a letter (or two) that represents your week?

Share it in the comments!

Goal Status:

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

Writing/Plotting:

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

I complete first draft of my 2,500 word limit short story for the Little Bird Writing Contest, using the prompts.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursthreads, using prompt.

I reread last several chapters of Still Nameless (a Kifo Island novel), and brainstorm ideas for completion in June.

I participate in JuNoWriMo, and write 1,667 words/day on Still Nameless, till complete, beginning Friday, June 1.

  • June 1: 1,767 words June 2: 2,224

Revision/Submission:

I simmer “R.I.P. Left Shoe”; revise; share with my accountability group; polish; and submit by 9pm, June 1.

  • Completed, and submitted. I feel like this story is true and alive.

Double check submissions requirements for Little Bird (new goal).

I complete spot revisions for each day’s Story A Day fan fiction piece, and publish on ff.net.

Send new bio to Becca for the JuNoWriMo site.

  • Done (though it was emotionally difficult).

I polish my #thursthreads piece and submit.

I beta one chapter Stained Blood.

  • Chapter 10 highlighted for revision.

Learning:

I complete Breadcrumbs exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Module Two.

I watch Module Three Video One.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I play with microphone for at least one song and one reading.

  • I need to learn AudaCity better, but ,with my son’s help, did get the mic hooked up and tested to be sure it’s working properly, so on my way in #babysteps.

Blogging:

I decide on a spring/summer blogging schedule (using P2P learning and Blogging Cheat Sheet.)

  • It’s actually more of a Now and Later kind of schedule; with bits of a plan to pursue.

I begin setting up content for this schedule (target to start June 1; obviously, I’ve missed that!).

I respond to all pending comments.

  • Four responded to.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on P2P learning.

Other Social Media

I update my Patreon page, with apologies to my Patron.

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!

  • Shared on my FB writer page, and on Twitter.

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

  • #AllStarTrek; Twitter; some #accountabilitygirls; Facebook; ROW80; and email.

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

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days.

I post my first gig to Fiverr.

  • More market research; investigated seller bios.

I post two more items to yard sale site(s); update item 1.

  • Item #1 updated and posted to 3 more sites for a wider base.

I choose three more items to prep for sale, and take images.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I complete the more complex administrative task begun last week.

  • Realized I have much longer than I thought to complete this.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget, and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

  • More discussion, and one unused service canceled.

Hometending:

I continue my bedroom reset (declutter, move and reorganize bookcase; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair).

  • Bookcase declutter started.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

  • Porch 1/2.

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

  • Bathroom/dining room 1/2; other rooms 1/2.

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week.

  • Dishes 4/7; laundry 5/5.

Yardtending:

I move rest of branches to containment.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of meadow (I mean, backyard) as possible, and mow front and side yards before they become meadows, too.

  • Front/side yards completed’ more in back.

I take decorations off mailbox post.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.

Lifetending:

I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete rough draft of Lise’s third quarter homeschool report.

I make the three recipes I chose last week.

  • lemon parmesan pasta with chicken; potato salad; chef’s salad.

I choose three more recipes for future experimentation.

  • Collecting/simmering options.

I help Lise with her new puppy, Smokey.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get at least 4 hours of sleep each 24.

Soultending:

I meditate and journal each morning.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate one afternoon this week.

  • 4 minute “Ten Breaths Meditation.” Loved it!

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

I light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

I use a sleep meditation at bedtime 5 times.

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Saturday Still Life with Laundry.

 

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Unpredictably Now: #ROW80 R2MidWeek 9/#12WeekYear 3

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

 

Life has continued to be very unpredictable with a new pup in the house, and the middle part of my goals list is suffering to some extent. But, as with any baby. Smokey needs lots of care to grow up to be the best dog she can be. That’s worth a bit of delay, so I’m focusing my energies where they seem to yield the greatest benefit…

And, finally –puppy pictures!

Are there other things you prioritize over writing/career goals?

What are they?

 

Goal Status:

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

Writing/Plotting:

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

  • Day 28 complete; Day 29 in planning.

I complete first draft of my 2,500 word limit short story for the Little Bird Writing Contest, using the prompts.

  • YES! Okay, so it’s 3,262 words, but it’s a draft, and I know the direction it’s meant to take.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursdaythreads, using prompts.

I reread last several chapters of Still Nameless (a Kifo Island novel), and brainstorm ideas for completion in June.

I write 1,667 words/day on Still Nameless, till complete, beginning Friday, June 1.

Revision/Submission:

I simmer “R.I.P. Left Shoe”; revise; share with my accountability group’ polish; and submit by May 31.

  • In progress; 8/8 scenes notated for Miah read rough draft and offered useful impressions/insights.

I complete spot revisions for each day’s Story A Day fan fiction piece, and publish on ff.net.

  • In progress; May 26 post shared.

Send new bio to Becca for the JuNoWriMo site.

I polish my #thrusdaythreads piece and submit.

I beta one chapter Stained Blood.

Learning:

I complete Breadcrumbs exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Module Two.

I watch Module Three Video One.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I play with microphone for at least one song and one reading.

Blogging:

I decide on a spring/summer blogging schedule using P2P learning and Blogging Cheat Sheet.

I begin setting up content for this schedule (target to start June 1).

I respond to all pending comments.

  • In progress; two responded to.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on P2P learning.

Other Social Media

I update my Patreon page.

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

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

  • In progress; #AllStarTrek; #accountabilitygirls; Twitter; some Facebook; ROW80; and email.

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

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days.

I post my first gig to Fiverr.

I post two more items to yard sale site(s); update item 1.

I choose three more items to prep for sale, and take images.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I complete the more complex administrative task begun last week.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget, and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

  • More family discussion, and one unused service canceled.

Hometending:

I continue my bedroom reset (declutter, move and reorganize bookcase; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair).

  • In progress; bookcase declutter started.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

  • Porch Round #1 in progress.

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

  • In progress; Round 1/8 completed.

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week.

  • In progress: dishes 2/7; laundry 2.5/5.

Yardtending:

I move rest of branches to containment.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of meadow (I mean, backyard) as possible, and mow front and side yards before they become meadows, too.

  • In progress; front and side yards completed.

I take decorations off mailbox post.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.

Lifetending:

I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete rough draft of Lise’s third quarter homeschool report.

I make the three recipes I chose last week.

  • In progress; 2/3 complete : lemon parmesan pasta with chicken; potato salad.

I choose three more recipes for future experimentation.

  • In progress; collecting and simmering options.

I help Lise with her new puppy, Smokey.

  • Bought her a chew toy; photography, puppysitting, feeding, and potty run services rendered.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

  • 3/3 for session.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get at least 4 hours of sleep each 24.

  • 3/3 for session.

Soultending:

I meditate and journal each morning.

  • 3/3 for session.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate one afternoon this week.

  • Yes! 4 minute “Ten Breaths Meditation.” Loved it, and will do it again!

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

  • In progress; 2/5

I light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

  • In progress; 2/5

I use a sleep meditation before bed 5 times.

  • In progress; 2/5

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Smokey-Puppy and Noli-Dog….Sisters! Photos by Lise and Shan Jeniah Burton.