Exit Penultimate Week: #ROW80 R2Y7 EoWeek 11

Hey there!


As I mentioned in my Wednesday update, this was my freelance week. My daughter’s quarterly homeschool report was also technically due yesterday, though I know that the district won’t see it until tomorrow. That’s good, since I’m running just a bit late with it.

All in all, it was a good second-to-last week. I’d have loved to have gotten more done, but I also understand that things tend to take longer than I think they will…

But, for now – my Week 11 progress.


I feel a bit like the tail’s been wagging the dog….

Overall Progress:

Completed: 10/21; 48%
In Progress: 6/21; 29%
Still Waiting: 5/21; 23%


Completed: 2/5; 40%
In Progress: 1/5; 20%
Still Waiting: 2/5; 40%

Overarching Objective:


I tend to the needs of my body, mind, and soul.

I devote one hour to physical activity five days weekly by the end of Round Two/Year Seven.

  • I carry my phone with me when I am active. 
  • I take a hike with my dog and invite the kids.
  • I track my activity for this week.
  • I go to the Y once this week.

I devote time daily to mindfulness training by the end of Round Two/Year Seven.

  • I do the One-Minute Meditation five times, and add She Let Go (a two-minute meditative poem) twice, as I sit on my meditation cushions. 7/5; 1/2.


Completed: 1/2; 50%
In Progress: 1/2; 50%
Still Waiting: 0/2; 0%

Overarching Objective:


I create a home environment that sparks joy, nurtures creativity, and affords sanctuary.


I complete one home maintenance task weekly.

  • I select and complete one item this week. Call for a junk removal estimate appointment. Google listed different hours than the business has; they were closed when I called.

New Goal:

I complete Phase One of my bedroom reset (move bed, patch hole in floor, move dresser).

  • I complete preparations for Phase One. Bonus: Bed moved; patching begun. 


Completed: 2/3; 67%
In Progress: 1/3; 33%
Still Waiting: 0/3; 0%

Overarching Objective:


I create a routine and streamlined systems that maximize return on investments of time, money, energy, and attention.


I account for my 12 Week Year Progress.

  • I conduct my Week 11 Accountability Meeting.

I assist both kids with projects they can’t complete on their own.

  • I return our broken, warranteed Fire devices. 
  • I complete Lise’s homeschool report and submit it to the school district. 4/14 sections drafted.


Completed: 0/1; 0%
In Progress: 1/1; 100%
Still Waiting: 0/1; 0%

Overarching Objective:


I build a library of fiction and non-fiction material as I move toward a financially sustainable and personally meaningful writing career.

I complete Story a Day May.


I add 50,000 words to work(s) in progress for JuNoWriMo.

  • I write 2,222/day on average. My current count is 14,471. I’m creeping along, but it’s still progress.


Completed: 5/8; 62%
In Progress: 0/8; 0%
Still Waiting: 3/8; 38%

Overarching Objective:


I scaffold my writing career through current and new assignments, volunteering, platform building, and marketing.

I submit my three assigned freelance articles each month, and pitch two new freelance markets and five additional articles by the end of the round.

  • I attend three town/village board meetings.
  • I write the Town of Saratoga article and submit to my editor.
  • I outline the Village of Victory article.
  • I choose a final local event to attend during this round.

I volunteer for ROW80, JuNoWriMo, Pixels to Platform, and as a DIY-MFA 101 Ambassador.

  • I update the ROW80 Facebook page with twice weekly update, #TBT, and Feed Me Friday threads. A day late on the Friday stuff, but everything eventually got done.
  • I check in with my ROW80 Accountability Partner, Kathy Pulver, as we arrange and have our weekly sprinting session.
  • I update the Pixels to Platform Facebook thread each Friday.
  • I attend video chats and appear at least 3 times on the DIY-MFA 101 Facebook page in my role as Ambassador. 0/3 appearances.


Completed: 0/2; 0%
In Progress: 2/2; 50%
Still Waiting: 0/2; 50%

Overarching Objective:


I continue targeted learning which will advance my writing career.

I complete Pixels to Platform; review/move forward with DIY-MFA 101, and explore something from the DIY-MFA HUB weekly.

  • I choose one DIY-MFA HUB webinar, interview, forum thread, or live call to explore, and follow through.
  • I complete DIY-MFA 101 Module One and Two About two-thirds through Module One.

Want to be accountable for your personal writing (and other) goals? 

Come ROW with us!

Find us on Facebook, at our blog, and at the #ROW80 Twitter hashtag!

Till Next Time!





  1. I see mostly progress. Yay for that! And good luck filling in that report if you’re not finished with it yet.

    • Thanks, Julie!

      I’m not quite finished, but before I sleep. Just need to go through the attendance logs, record the totals onto the report, proof it, and email it out.

      It was pretty good progress, considering.

Take a chance! Type something in this box, and see what happens! =D

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.