Now Things Are Humming: #ROW80 R2/#12WeekYear 3 EOW7

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

I hope your last week was lovely. Mine was busy in ways that brought joy, accomplishment, connection, and satisfaction.

And now it’s Sunday, so it’s time for my three wrapup questions:

What did I accomplish last week?

  • Story A Day, every day.
  • Gained momentum in Pixels to Platform.
  • Polished “Storm Glass” and returned to publishers pending professional editing.
  • More decluttering.
  • More voiceover research.
  • More family, dog, and hometending.
  • Learning how to set reasonable goals.
  • Completed plotting contest story, and began drafting.

What’s on deck for this week?

  • Story A Day, every day.
  • Complete contest entry draft, revise, send to crit group.
  • Build momentum in Pixels to Platform, and interact as an Ambassador at least 3 times during the week.
  • Updating blog and Patreon
  • More decluttering.
  • More voiceover research
  • More family, dog, and hometending.

How do these things serve my greater purpose?

  • All accomplishments and on deck items support a sustainable writing career – and/or a sustainable income/family life (all primary objectives in my life).

How would you answer these three questions?



  • Wednesday: Weekly Action Plan
  • Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up.
  • Final Review: after Week 12.

Goal Status:

  • Blue with Overstrike: Complete.
  • Green: In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • Black with Overstrike: 86:ed.
  • Red: Goal Change.


I complete one Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction story each day, using the Story A Day prompts.

  • 7/7 for the week.

I brainstorm, do needed worldbuilding and character work, create a rough outline, and write a first draft of my 2,500 word limit short story for the Little Bird Writing Contest, using the prompts.

  • All planning/plotting done, and 724/~2,500 words of rough draft written.

I participate in #thursdaythreads (new goal).

  • I had the prompt, and an idea – but Lise wanted to talk, and that took precedence. #noregrets


I complete a final polish of “Storm at Song Glass Cabin” and submit revised version to Exploits in the Adirondacks anthology publisher, pending professional edit.

  • Story revision completed and submitted at last! HUZZAH!!!

I complete spot revisions for each day’s Story A Day fan fiction piece.

  • 7/7 for the week.


I decide on a spring/summer blogging schedule.

  • I made a rough list; simmering in progress.

I post and adhere to this schedule.

I respond to all pending comments.

I revise my About page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

I add a Welcome page, based on P2P learning.

Social Media

I update my Patreon page, with apologies to my Patron (sorry, Fallon!)

I share my Patreon page on other social media, because no one can be my patron if they don’t even know I want any!

I keep up with #AllStarTrek, ROW80, #accountabilitygirls. P2P Facebook group, and general Twitter, Facebook, and email.

  • Mostly up to date with everything but ROW80, which seems to be falling through the cracks of late.

I post and browse at least once on Instagram and Pinterest, because I miss them.

  • I made it to Pinterest, mostly pinning Instant Pot recipes I’d like to try.


I complete Pixels to Platform Module Two.

  • Moving along, but not yet complete.

I watch Module Two Video Two.

  • Done!

I assess Video 2 Play Sheets/devise schedule for completing them.

  • Also finished – need an hour and a half or so, next week.

I doublecheck time for group call; be prepared to participate; submit at least one question.

I watch the DIY-MFA free workshop videos, and participate in the comments.

  • Watched 4/4.

I participate in P2P Q&A Conference Call on Thursday.

  • I forgot to add this, but it’s done!

I finish reading voiceover ebook.

  • Also done…simmering and contemplating next steps.

Family Finances:

I read two financial articles.

  • Done.

I investigate Fiverr.

  • ..scanned for similar gigs to my first idea…nothing found so far!

I post three items to yard sale site.

  • 1/3 posted at last; and have a potential buyer!

I choose three more items to prep for sale.

  • Simmering and considering.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I handle two administrative tasks.

  • I’ve pulled the materials for these and placed them prominently on my desk, where they will stay till completed; and began the more complex and odious one.

I add regular auto withdrawals to planner.

  • Done.

I check Paypal for other auto payments and list these.

  • Started on this while clearing email during the conference call.

I rough out family budget,


I do 3 hometending cycles in my room.

  • 3/3.

I do one each in garage and porch.

I do 2 each in common rooms bathroom, dining, kitchen, and living room.

  • All but living room finished; 2/2 in progress there.


I move rest of branches to containment.

  • I moved a few more; about half done.

I move slate to front yard,

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

  • I made a start on weeding 3/4 #babysteps.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of  meadow (I mean, backyard) as possible.

  • Miah and I are tag-teaming this’ it’s about a third done.


I choose three recipes to make this week.

  • I mulled several.

I make them.

  • 1/3 pesto pasta.

I facilitate Gabrielle’s visit on Monday,

I take Noli to dog park Wednesday and Friday.

  • Both done!

I get Noli’s license.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

  • Sunday- Saturday; check.

I get at least 4 hours of sleep each night.

  • I was a bit short Sunday, but nearly 8 hours on Monday. Barely squeaked by Tuesday and Wednesday; 7 hours Thursday.


I meditate and journal each morning.

  • Sunday – Saturday, Check.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate and journal 4 evenings.

  • Journal 4/4: Monday – Thursday; meditate 3/4: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday).

I light a candle and read from Sleep 4 evenings.

  • 4/4; Monday,Wednesday -Friday.

I use a sleep meditation each night.

  • Monday, Tuesday. Friday; 3/7.

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Noli and her friends Wolfie and Daisy enjoying dog park treats.





    • It was – another one that was better when I tallied it up than I thought while I was living it. = D

      I think switching the way I do Day Maps midway through made a real difference.

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