I’m writing to you today from the bank of the Erie Canal, where Chef Bluebeard and I are at the Waterford Harbor Farmer’s Market.
No sales so far; it seems to be a slow weekend. Waterford (the oldest incorporated village in the United States) is having its village-wide garage sale this weekend; people passing through seem to be moving slowly, and ambling more. We’ve had interest; it just hasn’t converted to sales yet.
It’s a beautiful day to be beside the water, though, and there’s good free wifi, conversation, and live music. Later, I’ll be heading back out to my weekly write-in at a Denny’s about 30 minutes from home, where I’ll chat and write by turns (we run 2o minute sprints through the evening).
It’s also the penultimate update of Round Three. I’ll have my regular update on Wednesday, then a final tally for my Round Three goals on Thursday. Then, although Round Four won’t begin until October 2, I will continue posting on these goals through the end of September. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be making major changes to the way I set goals at that time. More on that aswe get closer…
So, what are you doing this #SundayFunday?
Note: For simplicity, only goals I engaged with this round are listed. For complete goals lists, see below.
Round Three goals (updating Thursday, September 21)
2017 Goals (updating Sunday, September 23)
- Story A Day September: Create one 333 word story for Trueborn; Solemates, and one 100-word TnT fan fiction drabble each day, to challenge prompts. Day 16/30 finished for both, Primary goal; COMPLETED for this week; on target for the month.
Snippet from You Have News:
“Are you going to tell it, or hoard it to yourself like you did that fur when you were seven sunrounds, and dragged it into the Great Hall, and would nay let any other touch it or take it from your jaws?”
“Nay – I will tell it. I want none of the flogging Mother gave me when I fell asleep with it.”
Snippet from The Hard Way:
Trip pokes at the flaky croissant, dips it in cherry jam – then puts it back on his plate, uneaten. He stares at the page on the PADD without really seeing it. The print swims; he still hasn’t slept.
- Kifo Island Series: Add 3,333 words/week to The Last House (until draft completed). 3,459/ 3,333 words. Stretch goal EXCEEDED for this week!
Snippet from The Last House:
Drea promised herself she was going to stop on the way out and take a picture or two to remember them by, since tulips had a fleeting season.
She was tempted to do it now – but she was afraid that, if she lost her momentum, she wasn’t ever going to open the door and go inside.
And she needed to open that door.
- Story A Day September: Continue call for TnT word prompt lists. Plot as needed to achieve drafting goals. On-the-fly plotting ongoing. Primary goal COMPLETED for this week!
Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel Class: Spend 5 hours/week on this class, using my TnT fanfiction story, “On Any Tuesday Night.” 5/5 hours completed. Lesson 5/22:Conflict: 14/21 scene cards completed. Primary goal COMPLETED for this week!
Blogging: Revise/maintain regular blogging schedule for September. Outline/draft working schedule for October/November. ROW80 Midweek; WIPpet Wednesday; #8sunday, and #SoCS posted; #weekendcoffeeshare drafted. Primary goal; solid progress.
Snippet from My Name is T’Pol:
“Human courtesies, Commander Tucker. My people’s customs differ -” She considered how to broach the topic of what he had offered, and what it meant among Vulcans, but that was a discussion which required a level of privacy the current circumstances wouldn’t accommodate.
“Was there supposed to be an end to that sentence – cause I’ve got a lot of work to do, but I wouldn’t want it reported to the High Command that I interrupted their chaperone before she was done preaching at me.”
Connecting: Visit at least 3 posters/week from every hop/challenge I participate in. Visit at least two other Story A Day posters/day, on average. Touch base with other social media platforms at least once weekly. Visited 3 #weekendcoffeeshare, #SoCS, and all WIPpet Wednesday and #ROW80 bloggers; commented on each 4/60 visits complete; it’s a start. Stretch goal; good progress.
Chef Bluebeard’s Flavor Enhancement Sauces: Assist my Accomplice with his business 15 hours each week. 16/15 hours; worked event/two markets, did a bit of market research; and worked on gift bucket prototypes. Primary goal ExCEEDED for this week.
Va-Va-Video Course: Complete the three week session, and keep current with the Facebook Page 3 times/week. Filmed videos #2 and#3. Still need editing. Stretch goal; some progress.
Hometending: Complete 1.5 hours of hometending/week. 1.75/1.5 hours. Goal EXCEEDED for this week!
Selftending: Spend time with my beloveds, friends, and myself; get at least 8 hours physical activity/week, (including finishing Baby Steps to 5K/ beginning Run 5K programs); meditate and journal 8x/week. Activity: 7.76/8 hours, including Run 5K, swimming, and tai chi class (I really, really missed it!). Journal; 7/8; meditate 11/8. Very solid progress!
Lifetending: Reading: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran; and How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career, by James Scott Bell. Listening; Jefferson and Hamilton by John Ferling; and Welcome to Night Vale September podcasts; and The Star Trek Chronology Project Episodes 311: TNG: Relics to 320: DS9: Past Prologue. 12WY and #WTNV: 100%. HTWSSAUTTFYWC: 36%. Solid progress; on target for the month.
Paying It Forward: Spend 3 hours/week on back business for local crit group (until caught up); and 3 hours/week on beta projects Spellfire’s Kiss and Stained Blood/ related material . Crit group: 1.6 /3 hours on Moon Murder Chapter 3; current obligation met. 3.25/3 hours on betas; Stained Blood: highlighted Chapter 2 for future commenting. Began comments on Spellfire’s Kiss, Chapter 3 completed and delivered; Chapter 4 highlighted for future commenting. Goal EXCEEDED for this week!