November is winding down. Today, the 20th, I can claim my NaNoWriMo win, although I’ve still got a few scenes left to finish, so will be adding to my count until that’s done.
This week has been about the details….focused on a few things, with most others taking a back seat. There’s also some “invisible” stuff…a lot of reading, across a wide spectrum of views, particularly as regards politics and policies. It’s not always fun, and it’s sometimes frightening, and some reports are so biased in one direction or another that they aren’t reliable as sources, but still have something to say about the more extreme views.
Knowledge is power. It’s worth knowing what others are thinking and feeling – because it’s impossible to reach any common understanding if we won’t even listen to one another.
Some of us are trying. Others, by appearances, not so much..but maybe I’m wrong. I’d like to be. I’d like to live in a world full of people who are trying to find ways for all to be safe and happy – which has been a tenet of life in our home since our children were small.
But that’s enough philosophy, for now – it’s time for a ROW80 Update.
Note: Only those goals I interacted with during this session are listed. For complete goals lists, follow the links below.
- NaNoWriMo: Complete draft of Tsunamis (KIC#6); 24 Scenes, ~65,000 words. Primary goal. Scene 21/24 in progress; 54,988/~65,000 words). I’ve slowed down; I usually do as I approach the end of a draft. Still making progress, though.
Star Trek Chronology Project: Watch final 12 episodes, Season Three of Star Trek: The Original Series. Secondary goal. 6/12 complete, 3 new. Whom Gods Destroy; The Mark of Gideon; and The Lights of Zetar.
Make regular visits to others participating in hops and challenges I’ve joined. This will be a Thursday/Monday focus. Primary goal. Visited current posters to ROW80 thread as of Wednesday evening. Better than I’ve done lately.
- Interaction: Visit website, blog, ROW80, Albany NNWM, and Yakon Village FB pages; ff.net; Twitter; Instagram; and Pinterest at least weekly, each site. Secondary goal. A better week than I’ve had lately.
Continue in situ website design, with a focus on bringing in the various facets of my life in a more cohesive manner. Post one reblog and two snippets each week. This is a Friday/Tuesday focus. Tertiary goal. Getting back to this; posted two snippets: Sea Changes for WIPpet Wednesday, and “Monday Morning Coffee” for #8sunday. Also a bonus #SoCS fanfic post.,,because T’Pol made me do it! The lady with the ears can usually pick up on my slowing down at the end of a draft, and that’s when she finds all kinds of allegedly logical reasons why I should let her use me to tell her stories…personally, I think she just wants the Chief Engineer….
Complete resets/reorganizations: study, family room, and porch. Use the 27 Thing Fling for structure/4 each per week. Add in 22 cycles a week for random indoor/outdoor tidying/hometending. Primary goal. (For the week): Study: 4/4; Random inside: 26/22.
- Personal Administration: Clean, organize, and back up all OneDrive Homeschool, Blogging, and Beta Reading files. Maintain email below 99 messages. Tertiary goal. Wednesday/Saturday focus. I’ve mostly kept it under 99. Calling this a success.
My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Primary goal. Conversation; television. Homeschool pizza party and GameStop with the kids. Attending a grass-roots political organization meeting later today, followed by a NaNo write-in,
NNWM local group: Interact regularly online and in person. Secondary goal. Visited FB page.
- Paying it Forward: Offer promotional posts for other writers. Tertiary goal. Made an ally statement for August McLaughlin’s Girl Boner podcast.
Journal six times each week. Gradually increase meditation to ten minutes six mornings, and four minutes three evenings. Primary goal. Some….I didn’t really keep count. Maybe 4 and 3, with no evening.
Fitness: Get a cumulative total of at least 75 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly, 90 minutes thrice weekly. Secondary goal. 3/5; 2/5; but some activity every day.
The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!
ROW Along, or Cheer Us On!
We’re on Facebook!
This seems like a fitting way to close the post, so here you are!