#ROW80 1/16/13 – Progress Only

Round 1 goals post

Current Update, with commentary


 WIP Novels:

 Complete rough draft of Sima Garo Provides.

  •  I have used 750 words to write notes for Chapter Eleven Scene 4.

Flash Fiction:

 Create new flash fiction weekly through prompts, challenges, envisioning WIP scenes, and original ideas.

  • Lots of thoughts and beginnings of plots; nothing written as yet.

  • One idea is to write a flash story for each Aletris-related pin on my Pinterest boards…


Return to 750 words.com  – use this space for free expository writing, and strive to write there every day.

 Write book reviews forBowlful of BunniesandFinding Esta, once I have finished reading them.

 Bowlful of Bunnies – reading completed.

  • Next up will be writing impressions during my expository writing time.

  • No timeframe yet for the review itself, as I want to see what freewriting turns up, first.

Finding Esta – reading 31% complete.

  • Scheduling days where reading is a priority. Monday, for sure, and possibly Thursday.

Complete one essay or other piece of expository writing each week.

  • I wrote a piece on cleaning Annalise’s bedroom in 750 words. It is still unedited, and possibly incomplete.

  • I will edit and post to The Unfettered Life later in the week.



 Create blog rolls for shanjeniah (writers and resources), and Trueborn Jottings (resources and inspiration).

Write at least one post weekly for three major blogs (shanjeniah; TruebornJottings, andThe Unfettered Life.

  • I have posts in progress for two blogs, and an idea for the third.


Complete all ROW80 sponsor visits twice weekly; comment, and share posts I read.

Submit guest posts, at least once monthly.

ROW8o Sponsor Post

  • I submitted my post early Wednesday.

  • Goal completed for January.

Social Media:

Visit Pinterest, SheWrites, or StoryDam at least weekly. Get a better sense of how each works, and build my presence there with sharing, commenting, and asking questions.

  • Pinterest – I’ve added over a dozen pictures to my previously empty Spockerotica board. There are more pictures of my very favorite (half) Vulcan, but this is a happy beginning.

Continue visiting and interacting through Facebook and Twitter, especially via relevant groups, several times a week.

  • Facebook – Scrolling, sharing, posting, several groups.

  • Twitter – Followed, scrolling, sharing, posting.


 Poetry Book Project:

  • Complete a rough draft compilation, with dedication, introduction, and conclusion.

  • I’ve given some thought to the dedication, introduction, and conclusion, but, as yet, nothing is written.

Owning My Perspective and Experiences:

 At least once weekly, use expository writing time to explore memories, wounds, healing, perspective, or personal philosophy.

  • I wrote about my attitude while cleaning Annalise’s room, as compared to the attitude I used to bring to cleaning.

  • I have been thinking of writing Annalise a letter about this.

  • Goal attained for this week.

Continue my eating and health goals from Round 4, 2012. Aim to get to the Y once alone, and once with the children, each week.

  • I made it to the again this week, on Tuesday, for my most intense workout of the new year.

  • I’ve talked with Jim about the possibility of us dropping him off at work and sharing the car one day a week, so that I can take the kids to the Y and elsewhere during his work week.

  • I continue to attend to my need for food -currently, I am focusing on eating soon after I wake, because I have a tendency not to eat for several hours, then to be ravenously hungry late at night.

  • My writing energy has fluctuated between Ebb and Slack Tides. I’ve mostly been doing hometending, both in writing (sponsor visits, editing sponsor post, reading, answering comments), and in life (general cleaning, Lise’s room, fire wood).

Reclaiming Our Home:

  • Clean Annalise’s and Jeremiah’s bedrooms, creating spaces of welcome and haven for them, with room for their favorite things and activities.

  • I nearly completed Annalise’s floor (my bonus goal), on the 15th. I only needed to do a little more on the floor, but, after a good workout and three hours spent on Tuesday, I was too sore and tired to do it.

  • Next up, her loft, shelves, and drawers. I’m aiming to finish these by the 25th, so that I will have 6 days left to help her sort whatever remains of her bins and bags.

At least weekly, work on an area where clutter tends to take over, such as the games cupboard, round table, my office, computer desk, coat cabinet, bathroom dresser, and my personal spaces.

  • I spent a few hours in general cleaning and decluttering on Sunday. No specific project areas, but I do have some ideas.

Last points: 

I plan to work on each major goal every session, and work in the minor goals as my time and focus allow.

  • It was a bit of a hustle, and I did a few of these during the course of writing this update, which I prefer not to do. Still, it feels good to be able to say that I worked on all of my major goals!

I will evaluate my goals, progress and preferences at least twice monthly, and adjust accordingly.

  • My first evaluation will be included in my Sunday post.

  • I have several adjustments and observations in mind, so far.

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