Hi there! Is life treating you well this fine Sunday evening? Yes, it is evening, here, and it will likely have shifted to bona-fide night before I get this post finished (especially if I don’t manage that before the redux Castle episode airing at 8, because, well, CASTLE!). I was hoping to be done with both of today’s posts, have a clean house, all Miah’s testing finished, and be deep in revisions by now – but life.
Mind you, I’m not complaining. It’s a good life, filled with lovely chaos…and things have settled out after the excursion last weekend, and the exertions of physical, mental, and emotional stretching…=)
A few things have broken open, for me, both in Chameleon’s Dish and Perchance to Dream. Endings have always been my weak spot, in drafting. Late last night, or maybe it was early this morning, I got a sudden and much clearer idea of how CD really ends, and, since I’m currently revising resolution scenes, I’ve already begun putting it into play, with exciting results, so far. And for PTD, a POV character revealed something huge about herself right in the middle of a sentence I thought was headed somewhere else! It was almost dizzying, the way it shifted things and ratcheted up the tension!
Oh, and yesterday my Accomplice in Mischief and I celebrated our seventeenth anniversary in a very low-key way (chefs work weekends….). We’ve shared a lot, during these years, and I can’t imagine not having him beside me for any of it.
We just….fit. And that’s as mushy as I’m gonna get. ❤
And now, on to my progress since my last update ! =)
August Focal Areas:
Chameleon’s Dish Revision
Social Media/Blog Design
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Maintain regular posting schedule; queue one post for each regular feature. Target attained for posting! As for queuing, welll…not so much.
All regular posts published on time.
Nothing queued; but I have even more ideas percolating.
I will be adapting the queuing goal for September.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my willingness to comment. Target attained!
I dug my way out of a deep pile of wonderful comments, and more are gathering, already. I love comments! =)
Complete rough drafts of
To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire, and Perchance to Dream. Write at least 750 words on Perchance to Dream daily through August, or until the draft is completed. Target exceeded for this session!
August 20: 879 words.
August 21: 1111 words.
August 22: 1008 words.
August 23: 1704 words.
Complete first revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish.
Revise all plot points by September 1. On target; goal changing.
Plot point 3/10; scene 11/60.
There’s no way I am going to finish these by September 1. So, goal change time…
Revise all resolution scenes by September 1.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Continue the family room reset. On target.
More porch and family room decluttering.
Clean out email files. On target.
More messages deleted. Progress slow, but happening.
Continue reclaiming my study. On target.
Mount Magnet is eroding beneath my sorting skills.
Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.
Experiment with Daily Writing Frames for the rest of the year. On target.
My daily flow has resumed, and is yielding results.
Use Daily Hometending Frames; adapt to suit shifting goals and circumstances as needed. On target.
Still making big progress in small sprints.
Set aside several sessions weekly for Adminstrative Frames, shifting according to goals and circumstances. On target.
I entered a writing contest, worked on reports, and facilitated testing.
Complete all required homeschooling documentation, testing, and reporting. On target.
This is a priority until all required paperwork has been submitted.
Complete Jeremiah’s PASS test and submit results when received. On target.
Reading and Language sections complete. 2/3.
Complete fourth quarter reports for both children, and submit by 9/15.On target.
Annalise’s ELA and Math sections complete.
Complete 2014-2015 IHIPs for both children; submit within 4 weeks of receiving confirmation of LOI packet.On target.
Annalise’s ELA and Math sections complete.
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Make plans to meet with at least 1 person on my get-together list; get in touch with at least 2 more to express my wish to reconnect. Target exceeded!
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
One workout at the Y each week. Target attained!
Nutrition goals for July:
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. A little off.
- 3/5; 2 salads, 1 smoothie.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts or seeds minimum twice weekly. Target exceeded!
Yogurt: 3/2; Nuts/Seeds: 3 /2 (raw sunflower seeds).
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “2”s every session. Target exceeded!
Yup – I even did extra visits, which was fun!