Well, hello there! A happy day to you, whether you’re a mother or not.
Have you ever had that feeling that things are a big scramble – only to realize that you actually did a lot more than you realized?
Yup. Happened to me this week – and then, while preparing my Sunday Post, I tallied 14 blog posts (and there’s actually another 7 bare-bones posts at my Story-A-Day blog…oh, and writing those stories, visiting and commenting, hometending, time with people I love – even mowing a bit of the lawn.
I’m aswirl in creative energies. They’re pulsing through me, and the best thing I can do, right now, is to give this surging the space and time it needs. Eventually, the ebb will come, and things will slow down again…until then, I’m riding the wave!
And while I’m riding, this week, I intend to refocus on a couple of playful aspects of life I’ve set aside a bit more often than I’d like, of late…more on that during the next few weeks! =D
I hope this post finds you well and engaged in joyful pursuits – whatever those might be, for you!
May’s focus areas:
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Continue posting on my regular schedule; share on Sunday Post, weekly.Target attained!
4/4 weekly posts.
Complete and post 31 Story-A-Day May Enterprise fan fiction stories, following prompts. On target.
22/31 In development.
Respond to comments, and return visits.On target.
Did on scheduled days. A bit behind, due to increased volume.
Visit threeStory-A-Day blogs each day, on average.On target.
Saturday, 7. I seem to go in streaks.
Complete rough drafts of To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire, and Perchance to Dream.
The Stars Are Fire: Draft one scene each week.On target.
Reread 3 scenes. 1 to go before I can plan the next.
Explore my gestating Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction novel concept, as well as the Last House story collection concept, in the form of short pieces or flash fiction, during April and May.
Complete 31 Stories for The IDIC Romance, using prompts wherever possible.(2014 Story-a-Day May).On target.
See Blogging, above.
12,045 words to date.
Prepare Scrivener files for the writing process. On target.
10/31 scenes prepared.
Complete first revision passes for Chameleon’s Dish and Bounded by a Nutshell; make pre-revision notes for Blood and Breath.
Chameleon’s Dish: Revise one scene each week.
Began freewriting new scene; 9/60.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Continue the family room reset.
Get the computer desk and moved out of the room.On target.
I got back into digging out the very messy enclosed porch, where the desk will go when there’s room.
Continue claiming my study.
Clean work surfaces.On target.
My hoosier cabinet/desk is clean again!
Next up, the tabletop…
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Contact one person from my People I’d Like to Meet list. Target attained!
I’ve contacted three.
Getting together is the next step.
Tweet during one show per week, using appropriate hashtag.Target attained!
To#watchingjeopardy, earlier in the week.
Eat salad and/or drink fruit or vegetable smoothies at least 4 times a week. Not this week.
One salad; one “breakfast” smoothie.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Choose two playful actions for each day; do several times each.Still meh.
Still slow. I’ve been doing a lot of hometending, but forgetting the playful motions.
Recommitting this week! =)