Hey there? Are you ready to go camping? No? Neither am I – which wouldn’t be a problem, if we weren’t going camping hours from home, starting- well, tomorrow!
Yeah. Failure to prepare early means I will spend most of today pulling my
sh – uh, stuff – together. And help with the kids’ too…
I’m also simplifying my goals for the weekend, as I will be swimming and camping and not online much. Here’s the deal:
Be where I am.
Keep up with regular blog posts, and maybe comments.
Get Lise’s report signed.
Move forward with beta-reading.
Drafting if so inclined.
Yup, that’s it. I want low-stress and camaraderie and fun. I’ll be home on Monday. By Wednesday, I should be more ready to resume the rest of my goals-in-progress.
So, what are you doing, this weekend? Camping? Sunbathing? Living somewhere where it’s winter? Scribbling away madly? I’d love to know!
July Focal Areas:
Blog Maintenance and Exploration
Focus on layout and design aspects of my Blogging Action Plan.
Play with Web Lab app; goal is exploration and experimentation.On target; more or less.
I looked at the app; the lab is closed. I saved some related links that may allow me to do what I was hoping to do with Web Lab.
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Maintain regular posting schedule;queue one post for each regular feature. On target; more or less.
2/4 regular features posted.
Links being gathered for future Sunday Posts.
Ideas for 2 Coffee and Conversation posts percolating.
Excerpts for severalWIPpet Wednesday posts selected for revision.
Since SoCS uses a weekly prompt, I can’t prepare these ahead.
Develop a sharing strategy that feels natural; incorporating input from Kristen. On target.
A bit slow; I’ve discovered that I prefer sharing as part of an interaction, and that I don’t feel a need to share every post. This is valuable information.
I have another insight or two developing.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my willingness to comment. On target.
I’ve spent some time answering and making comments; I still have some dangling, but that means that I have interaction! Lots of happy, chatting, interaction!
Complete rough drafts of
To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire , and Perchance to Dream.
Continue drafting Perchance to Dream during July. On target.
I’ve relaxed on word count, this session, and likely the next two, at least, while I focus on other things.
3,556 new words.
53,771 CampNaNo Words.
Scene 37/60 in progress.
117,062 WIP words. I’m hoping to finish this long WIP draft at around 140,000 words.
Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.
Experiment with Daily Writing Frames from Round 1. On target.
I’m doing this in a very general sense.
I’m attending to the flow and focus of my days.
I will adapt these into a daily plan by August 1.
Develop Daily Hometending Frames. On target.
Still attending to this one; I want more flexibility here.
Set aside time weekly for administrative stuff (Adminstrative Frames, maybe?) On target.
I’m discovering that this works well in the spaces between larger projects or activities; in times when I want to mull stories; and early and late in the day.
Began preparing Annalise’s End of Year Report.
Attended to some details for our camping trip.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
One workout at the Y each week. Target attained!
Moderately strenuous workout on Tuesday.
Continue exploring fitness goals – more on this throughout the round. Target attained!
Workout goals for July:
Treadmill: 22 minute walking mile using “Rolling Hills” program. On target.
- .50 miles in 10 minutes; 12 seconds.
- I’m ahead on speed; but not quite ready to attempt the full mile (weekend plans include camping where there are several steep hills; I’ll add distance next week, after we’re home.)
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program. On target.
- 6.32 miles in 30 minutes; resistance to 9, but mostly 5 or below; again, saving some energy for a long, active weekend..
Weights: At the Y; minimum 3 machines for arms, legs, and torso weekly. Target exceeded for this week.
- I added an arm machine, for a total of 4 arm; 3 leg; 3 torso this week.
- I also increased my repetitions and weight on a few machines.
Nutrition goals for July:
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. On target.
- 3/5: 2 salads, 1 smoothie.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts minimum twice weekly. On target.
- There was Greek yogurt in my smoothie. 1 /2.
- I bought Greek yogurt and pistachios, so they will be on hand as snack items.
From Wednesday last:
- An Update for WIPpet Wednesday (Because Catchy Titles Elude Me)
- Day 2 – Life Knows When You’ve Got Goals
- Off and Running
- Almost Forgot The ROW80 Update
Wanna ROW with us? Read about ROWing? C’mon in, the water’s fine!