You know that feeling, after a busy stretch, when life slows down again? Yup, I’m there…
After all the hustle and bustle and general bigness of last week, this one has begun more quietly. The kids and I took in the closing moments of Tugboat Roundup at the Erie Canal, then stopped at a local ice cream shop, because the summer slipped away without a visit there.
Tuesday, Jeremiah and I went for a workout – his first independent visit to the weight room. While I did my cardio, he went for a swim, then joined me on the recumbent bike for a mile or so…
Writing-wise, things are happening. Nothing major to report, just progress on several fronts.
September Focal Areas:
Homeschool Administration (until complete)
Chameleon’s Dish/ 3 short story Revisions
Drafting Perchance to Dream/ Pre-planning and Prep for King of Infinite Space
As always, I list only those goals I moved toward this round.
Focus on layout and design aspects of my Blogging Action Plan.
Get the Kristen Lamb social media wizardry ball rolling. On target.
I found a bit of explanation that describes what I want my future website to be. Will share with Kristen this week, and address wider social media, too.
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
I missed my Second-Serving Sunday post when Windows swallowed it just before I finished it. I planned to make it up on Tuesday, and then discovered that Annalise’s homeschool paperwork was also gulped up – and that is a priority…
I am getting closer to the point where I have ideas ready to develop for my Coffee and Conversation queue; and a more refined topic list for posting.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my blog visits and participation. Target attained!
This has become standard practice. I’m getting many comments, and interaction has skyrocketed over the course of this round! It may take me a few days to reply, but I LOVE chatting with you all! Happy, happy, happy me! =D
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!
August 7: 792 words.
August 8: 792 words.
August 9: 897 words.
Currently drafting: Scene 48/60; setting up third act.
Draft another novel in the Trueborn duology series, King of infinite Space, as my November NaNoWriMo project.
Print and read-aloud Blood and Breath (rough draft WIP); KOIS will be its duology fanfic. On target.
Printed the Prologue and Chapter One; have read aloud first several pages.
Complete pre-planning for King of Infinite Space, through character sketches/bios. On target.
Began Rock Your Plot premise testing exercises. I now have a premise, and I’m not afraid to use it! =D
First revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish; Readthroughs/notes for Blood and Breath.
Complete first revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish. On target.
Still moving through Scene 12/60; Devices pass completed. One more (Goal/Motivation/Conflict/Resolution) to go.
Throughout read-aloud, make on-page pre-revision notes for Blood and Breath. On target.
Prologue: 1/3 complete.
Revise three short story WIPs for October 31 submission deadline. On target.
Moved all existing story files to new folders.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Continue reclaiming my study. On target.
A little magnet sorting.
Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.
Experiment with Daily Writing Frames from Round 1. On target.
Things were a little jumbled by life; but writing happened.
Set aside time weekly for Adminstrative Frames. On target.
Complete all required homeschooling documentation, testing, and reporting.
Complete fourth quarter reports for both children, and submit by 9/15. On target.
I lost all of Annalise’s, but reproduced up to Sciences.
Complete 2014-2015 IHIPs for both children; submit within 4 weeks of receiving confirmation of LOI packet. On target.
Annalise’s IHIP was lost, but recreated through Sciences.
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Select and complete projects from my Play Jar. On target.
I took the kids swimming. Slip count tally pending.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Plan a monthly family excursion that involves physical activity. Target attained!
The kids and I attended The Tugboat Roundup.
One workout at the Y each week. Target attained!
Last week was a strenuous one; that was reflected in my workout this week.
Treadmill: 22 minute walking mile using “Rolling Hills” program. Target attained!
- I walked .62 miles in about 15 minutes. On target, or nearly so.
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program. Not quite.
- 7.17 miles in 30 minutes. Not as fast as my last time; I was fatigued.
Weights: At the Y; minimum 3 machines for arms, legs, and torso weekly. Target attained!
3 of each.
Continue exploring nutrition goals – more on this throughout the round.
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. On target.
- 2/5 so far; one of each.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts minimum twice weekly. On target.
- Yogurt: 3/2; nuts (walnuts): 1 /2.
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “2”s every session. Target attained!