One Week In:  #ROW80 Round 2 /#12WeekYear 3 End  of Week 1

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

It’s Sunday, so it’s time to take account of my Week 1 progress on the Action Plan I posted Wednesday.

But let me begin by borrowing a tactic from DIY-MFA founder Gabriela Pereira, and ask myself 3 questions about the week just past, and what’s upcoming:

What did I accomplish this week?

  1. I attended the kickoff webinar for the Pixels to Platform Master Class, for which I am an Ambassador.
  2. I shifted focus to my Secret Project – something that’s been on my goals list for years, and which I am finally moving forward on, due to an unexpected opportunity too good to pass up (more details in a few weeks – stay tuned!).
  3. I added 12,609 words to my Kifo Island novel-in-progress, Still Nameless. I’m gearing up for the climactic scenes….*rubs hands together gleefully!*
  4. I wrote 7 poems and accompanying text for the #atozchallenge.

What’s on deck for next week?

  • Complete revision pass 1 for “Storm at Song Glass Cabin”, a short story that has been accepted for publication in a small-press anthology.
  • Pixels to Platform Module One goes live.
  • Get Secret Project to Level Two.
  • Move Still Nameless toward completion.
  • Continue with the #atozchallenge.
  • Resume flash fiction course.

How do these further my deeper purpose?

  • Each of these goals and accomplishments furthers the purpose of expanding my reach, my personal resources, and the ways in which I can use writing to communicate with those who will value my message, and support myself and my two teens.

Have you ever asked yourself these questions?


  • I post my Weekly Action Plan on Wednesdays, and Weekly Wrap-Ups on Sundays.
  • I review/adjust my Round 2/12 Week Year 3 after weeks 3, 6, 9, and do a final assessment after Week 12.

Goal Status:

  • Blue with Overstrike: Goal Completed.
  • Green: In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • Black with Overstrike:
  • Red: Goal Change.

Relationships, Family, and Home:

Family Stuff:

I facilitate Miah’s driving at a pace that’s comfortable for him.  

  • Drove twice locally. Moderate low-lying fog; discussed fog lights/light options.

 I facilitate kids’ social travel and time with friends as desired.

  • Both kids have plans with friends in the works.

I provide for clothing, materials, appointments, and other things needed for kids’ growth.

  • Shopping trip to Target; essential toiletries and a sweatshirt for Lise.

I complete all necessary homeschool administration.

  • Lots of discussion with both on various topics including home maintenance, family economics, social issues, ethics, and personal/family plans.

Home Stuff:

I facilitate home and yardtending, asking for assistance as needed.

  • Regular hometending; asked kids for specific help.
  • Did a round of yardtending: policed clutter in front yard.

I research and acquire items that improve our quality of life.

  • Bought storage containers for food, laundry supplies, and spare towels.
  • Exploratory visit to Honest Weight, the local natural foods co-op.
  • Considering a $100.00 lifetime membership, which will get us a 5% discount on future purchases.

I research, budget for, and oversee home improvement projects.

I assist the kids in learning to maintain a home independently.

  • I purchased cookie dough for Lise’s baking efforts, at her request.

Relationship Stuff:

I schedule time each week to connect with friends/ family.

  • Attended gathering with writing group friends on Wednesday.


Writing/Revising Stuff:

I complete the first revision pass of “Storm at Song Glass Cabin” (short story), and return to publishers.

I use the spring writing challenges to advance/complete projects in progress.

Learning Stuff:

I schedule weekly time for the writing development courses I have in progress.

I explore new professional opportunities.

  • My Secret Project is a go!
  • Pulling together material for this project – stay tuned for updates!

Networking Stuff:

I maintain, develop, and expand my connections with both other writers and my readers.

  • I participated in sprints and Tweeted with other writers each day.
  • Read/responded to comments and visited a few blogs.

I serve as an DIY-MFA Pixels to Platform Master Class Ambassador.

  • Checked in regularly with private Facebook group.

Family Financial Stuff:

I develop, adapt, and maintain a family budget.

  • I gathered receipts from all purchases.
  • Keeping to the loose partial budgets already in place.

I explore the concept of prosperity and what it means to me and to the children.

  • Read 2 articles on entrepreneurship and pricing.

Body, Mind, and Soul:

I focus on physical health as part of my daily routine.

  • Mindful eating – focus on adding veggies/preparing my own meals and snacks.
  • Made Instant Pot chicken; adapted a new recipe that also provided base soup stock; chicken, rice, and asparagus casserole; and steel cut oats for myself and the kids.
  • Shopped at Honest Weight natural food co-op; trying some new and interesting produce, cheeses, and snacks.
  • Focused on moving at intervals throughout the day – something that can get neglected in writing-intensive months.

I resume focus on my spiritual development.

I tend to my emotional health in this transitional time.

  • I made time for rest, recreation, and reflection, without guilt: #AllStarTrek, #hgtv. Reading, and coloring. Treated myself to a new planner.
  • I enjoyed time with friends and an impromptu health food shopping adventure.

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