Sowing Seeds: April 5, 2017

Hey there!

Okay, we’re two days into this new round, and I’m getting to know my April goals, and Tim, Drea, and Rebekkah – the three POV characters in my CampNaNoWriMo project, The Last House – a Kifo Island prequel. Clicking the link will take you to my current progress on that front.

It’s been an eventful two days, in quiet family ways. I’m a bit behind my projected count right now, because of all the eventfulness, but I’m on track for my Blogging from A-Z and other blogging goals, so I expect to be caught up by the end of the day, and maybe even pad things just a bit over the rest of the week, since Monday is the Welcome to Night Vale live show I’ll be attending with my daughter, and I may not do much writing that day.

I’m going through my seed collection (literally and figuratively), and deciding what to sow first…

Do you have showers of April goals,too?

Are you hoping they bloom into beautiful fruition before May comes?



  • Trueborn: Complete draft of Foul Deeds Will Rise (Trueborn #2). Target: 3,333 words/week; add words every day I reach my Camp quota, above, Finish by April 30. Secondary goal. 1,186/3,333 new words for the week.


Social Media:

  • #atozchallenge: Confirm scheduling, and add link and branding to each day’s post.  Respond to comments daily, and visit 3 other participants at least 6 times/week. Primary goal. B and C posts up and linked; D prepped with links and scheduled; visits made 3/6 days this week.

  • Blogging Features: Continue biweekly Skywatch Friday posts, as well as weekly #SoCS, #8sunday, Mindful Monday, WIPpet Wednesday, and Weekend Coffee share posts. Pre-producewhere possible (aim for 1 hour each Tuesday/Thursday). Tertiary goal. Mindful (#AtoZChallenge B post) complete; WIPpet scheduled Tuesday night, and will be live by the time this posts publishes.


  • Resets/reorganizations: study, family room, bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Complete two 27 thing flings each room, each week. One 27 thing fling on porch and in yard (10/27) each week. At least five General Hometending rounds per day, 5 times/week. Secondary goal. Hometending rounds; 3/5 for the week. Living room: 3/2; porch 1/1.


  • 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. Flirting; conversation; cuddling; career planning; ice cream; credit union; grocery shopping.

  • CampNaNo: Interact with cabin mates 5/week: attend write-ins and visit forums once weekly. Secondary goal. Posted to cabin 3/5 days. Attended write-in.

  • Career Furtherance: Complete Patreon profile and launch site. Draft CV/cover letter and revise. Help my Accomplice launch his cottage industry. Tertiary goal. Talked with Accomplice about his labeling and branding; priorities; my plans; etc.


  • Journal and meditate five mornings and three evenings each week. Primary goal. 2/5 complete.

  • Get a cumulative total of at least 99 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly; 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes) twice weekly, and 7 hours of more strenuous activities (tai chi, swimming, hiking, cardio, weights, etc.). Secondary goal. 99: 2/5; 111: 1/2.

  • Books: Listen to Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (abridged/; with Miah). Read: Mom, Star Trek, and Las Vegas, by D.W. Hirsch; and Starting Out as an Indie Author, by Ruth Nestvold by the end of the month. Tertiary goal. Plans made to listen to BNW sometime later in the week. MSTandLV: completed, and enjoyed. SOAAIA: 40%, and very informative so far, without being in the least intimidating.

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  1. Sounds like April is off to an awesome start. I’m still moving forward on the fifth draft of Spellfire’s Kiss. I’m hoping to get it ready to send to beta readers (hopefully including you, if you’re still interested!) by sometime next week. And then I have some other projects that are getting louder and louder, demanding my attention. I’m hoping for a busy and productive round two.

    • I am definitely still interested, so long as you know it won’t be on my docket till May, and I’m thorough, but not speedy!

      If you’d like, you can send me just the first chapter, and I’ll try to get to it this month, so you can assess my style. I’ve often sent them to Fallon one chapter at a time, which tends to work a bit better for me than doing it in chunks.

      I love that feeling of projects getting louder…so long as it doesn’t happen while I’m already in the middle of enough to test my limits.

      Here’s to productive months for all of us!

  2. Ooh, you’re doing Camp NaNo! I did it one summer. It’s such a great idea for those whom November doesn’t work.
    I’m doing the A to Z Challenge so I prescheduled a lot of posts — and didn’t always remember to provide ROW80 updates!

    • Basically, if it has “WriMo” at the end, I do it! It’s how I schedule drafting (if only revision was that easy for me to handle!!!)

      Also A to Z, but I got all the posts done before the end of March, so it’s just adding and tweaking links and things, and remembering to post them to the daily link-up.

      Always a pleasure when you pop in, Deniz!

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