Well, hello there, and welcome to the final ROW80 midweek update of Round 2!
Ever look back at your last weeks, and find such a whirlwind of creativity that it spins your head a little?
Yup, that’s this round, for me. I delved two nascent ideas: the idea of a hospice resort in April’s Kifo Island Chronicles, and finally gave Trip and T’Pol my full attention in May’s The IDIC Romance.
I might try adding up all the words I’ve written this round, at some point…or I might not. While I’m pretty sure it’s staggering, it’s really not the point. The goal was creative exploration, and the honing of my craft. It was delving into myself, going deep, growing and evolving.
That’s a huge part of why I write – to discover myself, and to connect honestly with others. To give the daydreams that possess me space and breathe life into them that I can share with others, and maybe entertain, intrigue, provoke…
I write to learn who and what I am, and to become more of myself. To learn how to be a better version of me.
It’s been a big round, and there are revelations beginning to break my surfaces. I’m not quite ready to reveal them – like icebergs, they’re still mostly submerged, and I’ve learned to wait for the time when they burst forth on their own.
Do you find that your creative surges lead to revelations and epiphanies of a more personal nature?
I’ll be posting a full-round assessment on Sunday. For today, I’m focusing on what happened this June:
Homeschool Reports (due 6/15)Target attained!
Guest post–Blog series canceled.
JuNoWriMo – On target to finish by the end of the month.
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
“Blogging Maintenance”: Post regular features; answer comments; make return visits. On target.
2/4 weekly posts.
No comments or return visits this session.
Build Features Queues: Add to Idea/Concept Files; develop post outlines; create posts; ship. Not yet.
Share Diversely: Look for more places to share and interact; develop a diverse sharing habit. Not yet.
New words: 15,701!
June words: 40,775/ 50,000
WIP to date: 129,085/~ 140,000
I will likely be finishing up the challenge with TSAF.
Write guest post. Blog series canceled.
Draft Round 3 Sponsor post. On target.
I have been tossing ideas around and letting them simmer in my mind. I’ll be drafting over the break.
Continue family room reset: Move computer desk and pantry to new positions. On target.
Cleared some clutter from the desk itself; things have been landing there more than I like.
- Things moving slowly…
Continue claiming my study: Clean and reset corner between work spaces. On target.
- Nothing new this session.
- Progress continues slowly, overall.
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Maintenance goal: 5 salads/fruit smoothies peer week. On target.
2 salad, 1 smoothies.
Evaluate other fitness and lifetending goals. Something’s gone amiss, and I think I need some time and attention to what that is, what I want to accomplish, and what might be a better way to get there. On target.
During my moderately strenuous workout on Tuesday, I had a bit of an epiphany regarding these goals. I’m beginning to formulate that into an actual plan; more on that for Round 3.
Okay, hopefully, my icerberg is not as titanically disastrous as this…