Goals, Schedules, Charts, and References

This is the home of my goals and schedules for assorted challenges, blog flow charts, and other personal references as I have need of them.

2013 -Round 4 Wrapup Buffet Selections: revised 12/1/13

Blogging:

Focus point:

  • Offering a sustainable schedule of features.

Maintain four non-ROW80 posts weekly, throughout the round.

  • I did well enough at this for the first half of the month; NaNoWriMo took me over after that. Now, I feel ready to get back up to speed (with some ideas to make next November’s blogging schedule more consistent.

Keep up with comments; or post an explanation. I tend to lose track when I am especially creation-focused.

  • This, too, fell away in the latter parts of NaNo, although it took about 3 weeks to go off the rails.

  • I failed to make any explanation at all. I think I need to remember it before I get busy, in future, if I want it to happen.

Write/Revise Mission Statements for all blogs- December 31.

  • Bringing this one back from early in the round; I am feeling more ready to play with this.

Strive for high-concept posts for shanjeniah Regular Features.

  • Another returning goal that fell a little to the wayside in November. Brushed off, set upright, and back on the buffet table…or something!

Writing: With NaNo complete, I return to my three remaining Trueborn WIPs, and also some dessert shorter fiction.

Focus points:

  • Noveling-in-progress.

  • Flash fiction and short stories.

Write or Plan one scene weekly for The Stars are Fire and Perchance to Dream, through December.

To Be or Not to Be:

Completerough draft: ~200,000 words total-December 31.

Move pending stories into WIP folder- December 20.

  • Another returning post-NaNo goal.

Editing: Editing hasn’t been on the list much this round, due to NaNo plannning and writing. It seems a perfect time to ease back in…

Focus Points:

  • Continue pre-revision process for Bounded by a Nutshell (Trueborn Warp Series).

Complete on-page editing notes- January 31, 2014.

  • This is the 700+ page “Monsterscript”. It’ll take a while!

Complete scene-by scene revision notebook – February 28, 2014.

Hometending:

Focus point:

  • Tidying and beautifying my physical, virtual, and interior spaces.

Continue to ponder as I write my mission statement (s).

  • Ideally, my spaces should reflect my mission. I have a long way to go, and I want a better idea of how it’ll look as I approach it!

Investigate beginning small-business info. Make list for further exploration. December 31.

  • Back from early in the round. I’ve had a couple of ideas. Now to write them down and take action!

Continue refitting common rooms to better suit our needs. On target.

  • Declutter and clean games shelves.

  • Move nature books and field guides to new space.

  • Complete family room shift, with new desk as anchor.

  • I’ve been tending these sporadically; a more consistent approach will move things along more swiftly.

 

Arrange “office” lighting- December 20; decide if it’s sufficient.

Door covering hung- December 25.

Decorate bulletin board, take down maps(moving to family or living room). – December 15.

Hang ribbon board. – December 10.

Minimum of 5 minutes, twice weekly, organizing and cleaning the space.

Minimum of 10 minutes, twice weekly, being in the space.

Keep email inbox clear. Check at least twice weekly; sort, file, and delete each time.

  • A little NaNo slippage.

 

Keep Spam folder clear. Check at least twice weekly; sort, file, and delete each time.

 

  • Getting back into the swing of this one.

 

Clean main Documents folderDecember 20.

  • A final sweep, and it’s done.

Complete and submit quarterly homeschooling reports. -Due December 15. On target.

  • I didn’t prep anything before NaNo took over; so these will be collected up from photos, posts, memories, excursions, and the like.

  • This will be my top priority from 12/1 until completed.

Lifetending:

Focus points:

  • Relationships.

  • Exercise and Movement.

  • Passions.

Make time and sweetness for Jim, in ways that are meaningful to us both, and in ways that are important to him.

Do the same for the children, individually and together. Target attained!

Immerse myself in writing, living, and being with my family, striving for presence. On target.

Regularly evaluate; adjust as needed. On target.

Practice movement daily, for at least a few minutes. Target attained!

Add a little more intention to this, and remember to move even when in long nighttime writing sessions, at least occasionally.

Work out at least once a week.

Work out on Thursday, while kids enjoy Prime Time program.

Get outside for at least a few minutes each day. Pending.

Allow time and space to indulge my passions. Target attained!

Complete beta reading . – End of round..

  • This is a high priority!

Read, comment, and share others’ posts and links.Target attained!

Tend sponsor duties promptly. On target.

  • I’ve been doing the minimum, and not remotely promptly, through NaNo. I’m still later getting to these than I wanted to be, but I’m adding a few extras, now that November is waning and my WIP draft is complete.

Connect!

  • Another returning priority through the celebratory season and beyond.

My Long-Term Writing Goals Progress, September  21, 2013 Update – End of Round 3 Summary

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.  I will post Round 4 and 1 long term  goals with my Round 4 goals.

This session has seen considerable progress,even though life has been busy. Hooray for progress, and stretching toward my dreams as an integral part of living life!

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way. – Target attained!

  • Began process of updating my bio.

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range. -Target attained!

  • This has become natural! =)

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.Target attained!

  • With homeschooling reports finished until December, and a balance emerging for writing and editing, I am blogging more frequently.

  • I’m  sharing, connecting, and enjoying in ways familiar, and a few that feel more daring.

  • I am getting more comments, and many are thoughtful, funny, or inspiring!

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah. Target attained!

Trueborn Jottings: – Target far surpassed for this blog!

  • Up to 57followers, from 0 at the beginning of Round 2! WOWZA!

shanjeniah:Target attained!

  • 107 followers – up from 104 at last report!

  • I set 105 as the “magic number” here.

  • WAHOO! 107 lovely people who want to read my writing! =D

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.On target.

  • I created slight variations on my new logline, “Lovely Chaos”as the first common point to unify these blogs.

  • Each blog has a single static header with its logline.

  • I have general and individual blogging action plans, and am beginning to move through them.

  • Saved the money for my website -to -be (although I may borrow some to attend the next WANA-Con, first)! =D

 I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces. On target.

Writing:

The Stars are Fire: Write or plan one scene each week during August and September.On target.

  • Current WIP total: 61,389/~100,000 words/ Scene #25 in progress.

     Perchance to Dream: Write or plan one scene each week during August and September. On target.

  • Current WIP total: 64,452 of ~ 100,000 words/ Scene #18 planned.

To Be or Not to BeComplete by October 31 (25,000 words/non-NaNo month) – On target.

  • 170, 410 /~~200,000 words.
  • Chapter Forty-Seven in progress.

  • September total: 7,445 words.

 Editing:

Chameleon’s Dish (Trueborn Weft): August – Editing Notes. Target attained!

  • On-page notes: page 249/249, Scene #36.

Bounded by a Nutshell (Trueborn Warp): September/October – Editing Notes.  On Target.

  • Silent readthrough: page 734/734

  • Private read-aloud: page 257/734

Queen of My Infinite Spaces – (On hold until Round 4). – On target.

  • Poem 13 of 31 highlighted for revision.

 I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone. -On target.

  • Big news! I have a door covering, and bulbs in my two small lamps.

  • The pace is glacier-slow; I have deep resistance, and I’m not quite sure why.

  • So, for now – the bamboo curtain box hasn’t been opened. One lamp has a cat-battered shade. The other has none. The lanterns have not been hung, Chaos abounds.

  • I have also acquired: a ribbon bulletin board, in a lovely blue paisley print; a few minor office supplies, and some pretties to decorate the ugly less than lovely  yellow bulletin board.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =DTarget attained!

  • Continuing to breathe, expand, and believe – on several fronts!

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General Blogging Action Plan Update (for all blogs)

Will complete during ROW80 Rounds 2 and 3; 2013

 September 13, 2013 Update:

I’m not going to have these finished by the end of the round, although I have begun most of them. I will carry the remainder over to Round 4, with additional goals being added as some of these are finished up.

What I was doing instead was a lot of writing, more homeschooling reporting than I would like, and a good deal of editing. I’m still working out how to balance getting the blogging goals met while remembering that my fiction is my first writing priority.

I’ll work it out, but it may take some time, and, until then, it’s the blogging that will take a backseat, because, when the words own me, they just do, and there’s not much I can do about it.

So, with that said, here’s what I’ve gotten up to since the last time I updated these goals…

First Priority:

Develop and post Individual Action Plans through 2013Target attained!

  • I posted these with my Round 3 Goals – and have barely looked at them, since.

  • Hopefully, the quiet times inherent in the winter rounds (here, for me, 4 and 1), will bring more “blogtending” activities.

  • For Round 4: Create a schedule for each Individual Action Plan.

Write and post Mission StatementsPending.

  • Nope, no progress here.

  • Carrying forward to Round 4.

Post Features Schedules On target.

  • These were adapted for Round 3, as summer is a very active social and emotional time for my family.

  • I am currently in the process of setting a saner, more sustainable fall schedule.

  • I will post the revised schedule with my Round 4 goals.

Rewrite bio/aboutsPending.

  • I have collected all my existing bios….and that’s as far as I have gotten, so far.

  • Carrying this forward to Round 4.

Build post and draft queues. - On target.

  • Templates in use for all features to speed creation.

  • Revising my posting schedule will make this a more attainable goal.

  • Maybe the above is true, but, all summer, my posting was absent or sporadic, at best.

  • In short, there are no stacked posts waiting for busy times, and I’ve realized that that isn’t likely to happen in the summer.

  • Therefore, I am carrying this goal forward to the quieter Round 4

Resource lists and files for all features.Target attained!

  • All lists have been created and are in use.

Second Priority:

Experiment with Image/Logo. - Target attained!

  • I now have a series of headers that embody my logline – Lovely Chaos.

  • I have logline adaptations for each blog – and they are in use!

Tidy Sidebars. – Pending.

  • No progress here, although I’ve looked at them here and there.

  • Carrying forward to Round 4.

Revamp Headers – a good space for trying out logos. - Target attained!

  • As noted above, I did this one! Wahoo me!

Evaluate pages.- Pending.

  • I’ve looked, guiltily and askance, at those page headers, and I know they are crying out for my attention and affection.

  • Carrying them over, lovingly,  to Round 4.

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My Long-Term Writing Goals Progress, August 9, 2013 Update

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

This session has seen considerable progress,even though life has been busy. Hooray for progress, and stretching toward my dreams as an integral part of living life!

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way. – On target.

  • Created new headers for each blog.

  • Implementing the individual blogging action plans for each blog.

  • Began process of updating my bio.

  • Continue with bio; begin sidebars.

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range. -Target attained!

  • This has become natural, and I won’t need this goal for Round 4! =)

  • Ongoing.

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.Target attained!

  • I’ve blogged less frequently as my focus shifted to editing and state-required homeschool reporting..

  • I’m sharing, connecting, and enjoying in ways familiar, and a few that feel more daring.

  • And, yes, it’s a delight – although a scary one! =D

  • Increase blogging to four non-ROW80 posts weekly, two at shanjeniah; one each at other blogs.

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

Trueborn Jottings: – Target far surpassed for this blog!

  • Up to 53 followers, from 0 at the beginning of Round 2! WOWZA!

  • Continue with what I’ve been doing – it seems to be working!

shanjeniah:On target.

  • 104 followers – up from 103 at last report!

  • I set 105 as the “magic number” here.

  • So, only 1 follower to go! =)

  • Who will be #105, I wonder…..?

  • Resume regular posting and sharing – twice weekly, aside from ROW80 posts.

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.On target.

  • I created slight variations on my new logline, “Lovely Chaos”as the first common point to unify these blogs.

  • Each blog has a single static header with its logline.

  • I have general and individual blogging action plans, and am beginning to move through them.

  • Saved the money for my website -to -be (although I may borrow some to attend the next WANA-Con, first)! =D

  • Continue with action plans.

  • Begin compiling list of website questions.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

Writing:

The Stars are Fire: Write or plan one scene each week during August and September.On target.

  • Current WIP total: 55,593 of ~ 100,000 words/ Scene #23.

  • I fell about a week behind during NEUC and homeschooling paperwork.

  • Continue writing or planning one scene a week.

Perchance to Dream: Write or plan one scene each week during August and September. On target.

  • Current WIP total: 58,130 of ~ 100,000 words/ Scene #15.

  • A few days behind schedule, due to above factors.

  • Continue writing or planning one scene a week.

To Be or Not to BeComplete by October 31 (25,000 words/non-NaNo month) – On target.

  • 162,692 words of ~200,000.

  • Chapter Forty-Six in progress.

  • August total, 25,009 of 25,000 words. Target attained!

  • Write 25,000 words in September.

Editing:

Chameleon’s Dish (Trueborn Weft): August – Editing Notes. On target.

  • On-page notes: page 125/249, Scene #36.

  • Will carry into September, until complete.

Bounded by a Nutshell (Trueborn Warp): September – Editing Notes. Pending.

  • Begin when Chameleon notes are complete.

Queen of My Infinite Spaces – (On hold until Round 4). – On target.

  • Poem 13 of 31 highlighted for revision.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone. -On target.

  • New printer installed.

  • Mild reorganization in progress.

  • I have a set of paper lanterns, and two tea lamps sans bulbs and shades.

  • Next up, finishing the lights, and shopping for a doorway covering.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =DTarget attained!

  • Continuing to breathe, expand, and believe – on several fronts!

  • Ongoing.

Round 3 Action Plan for shanjeniah:

Create 6 headers (and randomize). On target.

  • One header complete.

  • An idea of how to create the other 5…which may carry over to Round 4.

  • Create one more header by August 31.

Update header text. Target attained.

  • Updated, happily

Tidy sidebar. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Review pages. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Review categories. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Update bio. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Build queue. On target.

  • I am slowly building ideas and drafts.

  • I will have two posts queued ahead for each feature by the end of the round.

Recruit guest posters. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

My Long-Term Writing Goals Progress, August 9, 2013 Update

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way. – On target.

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range. -Target (mostly) attained!

  • This is becoming natural, and I suspect I won’t need this goal for Round 4!

  • I had one “slip”, an extra-long end of CampNaNoWriMo post. I simply forgot to check the length – oops!

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.Target attained!

  • I’ve blogged more frequently since I attained my CampNaNo goal.

  • I’m sharing, connecting, and enjoying in ways familiar, and a few that feel more daring.

  • And, yes, it’s a delight! =D

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

Trueborn Jottings: – Target far surpassed for this blog!

  • Up to 48 followers, from 0 at the beginning of these rounds!

shanjeniah:On target.

  • 103 followers – up from 101 at last report!

  • I set 105 as the “magic number” here.

  • So, only 2 followers to go! =)

  • Who will be #105, I wonder…..?

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.On target.

  • I created slight variations on my new logline, “Lovely Chaos”as the first common point to unify these blogs.

  • I have a prototype header for The Unfettered Life.

  • Both shanjeniah and Trueborn Jottings are sporting new headers, with their loglines and a distinctive image.

  • I will use the same font for all.

  • I have general and individual blogging action plans, and am moving through them.

  • Saved the money for my website -to -be! =D

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

  • July was a CampNaNoWriMo month. I set my monthly goal at 100,000 words, split evenly between The Stars are Fire (Trueborn Weft fantasy), and Perchance to Dream (Trueborn Warp -Star Trek fan fiction).

  • NaNo total: 102,620 words. Target surpassed!

  • The Stars are Fire: 50,452 words. Target surpassed!

  • Current WIP total: 51,206 of ~ 100,000 words.

  • Perchance to Dream: 51,601 words. Target surpassed!

  • Current WIP total: 54,262 of ~ 100,000 words.

To Be or Not to BeComplete by October 31 (25,000 words/non-NaNo month) – On target.

  • 145,941 words of ~200,000.

  • Chapter Forty-Two in progress.

  • August total, to date: 7,258 of 25,000 words.

Queen of My Infinite Spaces – (On hold until Round 4). – On target.

  • Poem 13 of 31 highlighted for revision.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone. -On target.

  • I bought a new printer, and am slowly reclaiming my office.

  • Next up, lights.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =DTarget attained!

  • Continuing to breathe, expand, and believe – on several fronts!

My Long-Term Writing Goals Progress, July 21, 2013 Update

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All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

 I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

 I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way. – On target.

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range. -Target attained!

  • This is becoming natural, and I suspect I won’t need this goal for Round 4!

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.On target.

  • I have not been blogging as much, due to NaNo, but I enjoy it when I do it.

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

Trueborn Jottings: – Target surpassed for this blog!

  • 42 followers.

shanjeniah:On target.

  • 101 followers – up from 99 at last report!

  • I am setting 105 as the “magic number” here.

  • So, only 4 followers to go! =)

  • If you haven’t yet, maybe you’d like to follow…

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.On target.

  • I created slight variations on my new logline, “Lovely Chaos”as the first common point to unify these blogs.

  • I have edited an image for The Unfettered Life.

  • I will use related fonts.

  • I will use the name shanjeniah in the Trueborn Jottings header.

  • I have an action plan, and will have a better idea of what is next as I move through it.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

  • July is a CampNaNoWriMo month. I set my monthly goal at 100,000 words, split evenly between The Stars are Fire (Trueborn Weft fantasy), and Perchance to Dream (Trueborn Warp -Star Trek fan fiction).

  • NaNo total: 71,184 words. On target.

  • The Stars are Fire: 50,452 words. Target attained!

  • Perchance to Dream: 20,732 words. On target.

 Blood and Breath – I complete the rough draft. Target attained!

  • Completed in mid-June.

To Be or Not to BeComplete by October 31 (25,000 words/non-NaNo month) – On target.

  • 138, 685 words of ~200,000.

  • Chapter Thirty – Nine planned.

  • No new words this month, due to NaNo focus.

Queen of My Infinite Spaces – (conclusion date may change). – On target.

  • Poem 13 of 31 highlighted for revision.

  • Nothing new this session, as I focus on noveling.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone. -On target.

  • I will be buying a printer, and reclaiming my office, within the next weeks, as I will need these components for editing.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =DTarget attained!

  • Continuing to breathe, expand, and believe – on several fronts!

 

My Long-Term Writing Goals – June 23, 2013 Update

 

 

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All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way. – On target.

  • I have begun mental priority lists for each active blog.

All my blogposts are within the 800-950 word range.On target.

I continue to stretch and enjoy while creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.Target attained!

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

Trueborn Jottings: – Target surpassed for this blog!

  • 33 followers.

Shanjeniah:On target.

  • 96 followers – up from 95 at last report. 9 more to the goal.

  • I am setting 105 as the “magic number” here.

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.On target.

  • I am going to use slight variations on my new logline, “Lovely Chaos”as the first common point to unify these blogs.

  • I’ve given some thought to the images and logos I want to use for each blog.

  • I have the beginnings of a unification plan.

  • I have saved over half of the money I need to fund my website- to- be for a year.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

Blood and Breath -Complete by June 15 (date may be pushed back a bit). – Target attained on the 16th.

  • 103,825 words in rough draft.

To Be or Not to BeComplete by October 31 (25,000 words/non-NaNo month) – On target.

  • 131,402 words of ~200,000.

  • Chapter Thirty–Six completed.

  • I’m estimating the full book will be approximately 46 chapters, with a 2-4 scene epilogue.

Trueborn Genesis novels (from A to Z stories)

Niaan’s Genesis (no title yet)On target.

  • Current raw total: 8,944 words.

  • Niaan’s story arc written.

  • Files created for pending scenes.

  • Notes files added to Scrivener.

  • Goal/Motivation/Conflict: 5 of 7 completed.

Spock’s Genesis (Working title: Perchance to Dream) – Pending.

  • Current raw total: 9,715 words.

  • Spock’s story arc: 6 of 13 stories completed.

Queen of My Infinite Spaces – Complete revision by December 31. – On target.

  • Poem 13 of 31 highlighted for revision.

  • Nothing new this session, as I focus on noveling.

  • This will become a greater focus when I complete To Be or Not to Be.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone. -On target.

  • I finally have a written list, and some ideas, and am slowly and somewhat sporadically reclaiming the space.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =DTarget attained!

  • Continuing to breathe, expand, and believe!

My Long-Term Writing Goals – June 9, 2013 Update

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way. – On target.

  • I have created action plans for Round 3, for each active blog.

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range. -Target attained!

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.Target attained!

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

Trueborn Jottings: – Target surpassed for this blog!

  • 32 followers.

Shanjeniah:On target.

  • 95 followers – up from 92 at last report!

  • I am setting 105 as the “magic number” here.

  • So, 9 followers to go! =)

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.Pending.

  • I am going to use slight variations on my new logline, “Lovely Chaos”as the first common point to unify these blogs.

  • I will use related fonts and the same images at shanjeniah and The Unfettered Life.

  • I will use the name shanjeniah in the Trueborn Jottings header.

  • I have an action plan, and will have a better idea of what is next as I move through it.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

Blood and Breath -Complete by June 15 (date may be pushed back a bit). – On target.

  • Currently at 96,336 of ~ 100,000 words (Chapter 19; Scene 1 planned and pending).

  • Draft will total 19 chapters and an epilogue, so the end is imminent.

To Be or Not to BeComplete by October 31 (25,000 words/non-NaNo month) – On target.

  • 112, 687 words of ~200,000.

  • Chapter Twenty – Nine planned.

Trueborn Genesis novels (from A to Z stories)

Niaan’s Genesis (no title yet)On target.

  • Current raw total: 8,944 words.

  • Niaan’s story arc written for A – I stories (5 of 14).

  • Notes files added to Scrivener.

Spock’s Genesis (Working title: Perchance to Dream) – Pending.

  • Current raw total: 9,715 words.

Queen of My Infinite Spaces – (conclusion date may change). – On target.

  • Poem 13 of 31 highlighted for revision.

  • Nothing new this session, as I focus on noveling.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone. -On target.

  • I finally have a brainstormed list, and am slowly and somewhat sporadically reclaiming the space.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =DTarget attained!

  • Continuing to breathe, expand, and believe!

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My Long-Term Writing Goals – April 2013:

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way.

  • I prioritized on-time posting. On target..

  • I am sharing and commenting more widely. On target.

  • I have downloaded several header images, in preparation for adding logline text. On target.

  • I have been pondering my bio, and will freewrite soon. On target.

  • I am moving through my general blogging action plan.On target.

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range.

  • With the exception of my noveling action plan, all have been. On target.

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.

  • I continue to evolve preparation and posting systems, in an organic fashion.

  • I have a system for responding to comments, and I generally follow it.

  • Target attained!

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.

  • I have a logline and will be adding it, in some form, on all of my blog headers.On target.

  • I have a posted general blogging action plan. On target.

  • I have decided to create a website through Tech Surgeons. I’ve saved $70 toward a year’s subscription fee. On target.

  • I am pondering ways to merge the three blogs. Still a way off, but the direction is becoming clearer.On target.

I am going through old posts, bringing them into line with the new visions for each blog.

  • Serious adaptations will commence post-April, and pre-July. Pending.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

I am actively working on my Trueborn action plan this April, as I strive to complete three WIPs during April CampNaNoWriMo.

  • Sima Garo ProvidesRough draft completed!. ~110,000 words. Target attained!

  • Blood and Breath -Complete by June 1. Currently at 86,072 words. I estimate this to be approximately a 100,000 word draft, so I am closing in on four-fifths of the way through. On target.

  • To Be or Not to BeComplete by June 30. It began as a completely pantsed novel, and I have, as yet, no exit strategy. I am now planning in general terms, so there will be an estimated completion time no later than June 15. Currently at 110,019 words of about 200,000 words (this is a double novel,as written). On target.

  • Queen of My Infinite Spaces Complete revision by end of Round 2, with beta readers by end of Round 3. I have highlighted 13 of 31 poems for later revision. On target.

I submit a flash fiction or essay to a paying market each month, boldly, and I have increased my income by at least 25%.

  • At the moment, I have three pieces pending, in various stages of revision.

  • I am slowly shifting focus to back to these. Pending.

  • Currently, I have no income to increase, so any payment at all would achieve this goal. Pending.

  • . Submit one by June 30. Pending.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone.

  • I have lighting, chosen and installed by Jim – unfortunately, it doesn’t suit my needs. Pending.

  • Brainstorming whether to adapt or replace -and, if so, with what. Pending.

  • I am creating a mental list of things that would make my office more welcoming and efficient. Pending.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =D

  • I continue to breathe, and to move forward with establishing this avocation/ career. Target attained!

  • I am growing more confident, and feeling a deepening shift taking hold. Target attained!

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My Long-Term Writing Goals – May/June 2013:

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

I am taking small steps to move my plans forward, in an organic way.

  • Prioritized on-time posting. – not perfect, but good. Travel and challenges still bring disequilibrium, but I am managing that better, and learning.

  • Sidebar improvements and minor edits in progress.

  • Sharing and commenting more widely.

  • This goal more of a focus in May and June.

  • Target attained!

All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range.

  • Still occasionally challenging, but….

  • Target attained!

I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.

  • I continue to evolve preparation and posting systems, in an organic fashion.

  • I have a system for responding to comments, and I generally follow it.

  • Target attained!

I will increase follows by 25% at Trueborn Jottings and shanjeniah.

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.

  • Purchased the Picmonkey Royale subscription; played with more editing effects and text – ideas and inspirations starting to flow.

  • Created rough (and thus far, unposted) blogging action plan for these blogs.

  • Decided to create a website through Tech Surgeons. Beginning to budget for a year’s subscription fee.

  • Pending.

I am going through old posts, bringing them into line with the new visions for each blog.

  • Serious adaptations will commence post-April, and pre-July.

  • Noted several posts with issues for future addressing.

  • Tweaked a bit here and there.

  • Pending.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

Actively worked on Trueborn action plan in April, progressin g three WIPs during April CampNaNoWriMo.

  • Sima Garo Provides -Completed May 1! 110,659 words.

  • Blood and Breath -Complete by June 1. Currently at 80,463 words. I estimate this to be approximately a 100,000 word draft, so I am about three-quarters of the way, at present.

  • Pending.

  • To Be or Not to Be – This WIP began as a completely pantsed novel, and I have, as yet, littleexit strategy. Planning in general terms, estimated completion time no later than June 30. Currently at 107, 381 words of an estimated 200,000.

  • Pending.

  • Queen of My Infinite Spaces -

  • Highlighted portions needing revision; 2 out of 31 poems.

  • Pending.

I play with flash fiction and/or essays each week, submit monthly, and I have increased my income by at least 25%.

  • Three flash pieces pending, in various stages of revision.

  • Currently, I have no income to increase, so any payment at all would achieve this goal.

  • Pending.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone.

  • Lighting, chosen and installed by Jim – unfortunately, it doesn’t suit my needs.

  • Brainstorming whether to adapt or replace -and, if so, with what.

  • Creating a mental list of things that would make my office more welcoming and efficient.

  • Pending.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =D

  • I continue to breathe, and to move forward with establishing this avocation/ career.

  • I am growing more confident, and feeling a deepening shift taking hold.

  • Pending.

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My ROW80 Rounds Two-Three Long-Term Writing Goals

-April 17, 2013 Update:

All goals are based on those I created for my WANA113 Big Goals Grokking, and apply to Rounds Two and Three of ROW80.

I move through my action plans for each blog, adapting as necessary, and enjoying the process of creating and connecting. All of my blogposts hit the 800-1000 word range, and my readership has grown by 25% for each.

  • I have rough drafts of action plans for each blog.

  • All my blogposts are within the 800-1000 word range. Target attained, thus far!

  • I continue to take great pleasure in creating, sharing, and connecting through my blogs.

  • I am developing a system for prepping and scheduling posts.

  • I have a system for responding to comments, and am getting better at following it.

  • Followers for Trueborn Jottings have grown from none to 18, due to myBlogging from A to Z April Challengeposts. Target attained for this blog!

  • Currently, The Unfettered Life has 47 followers, and may hold level for a while as I shift focus to preparations to move it to WordPress.

  • Currently, shanjeniah has 82 followers. I have not kept track, before now, but I do know there were 81 yesterday. At 25% more, I will have just over 100 followers here (definitely a first!).

I’ve designed a logo or graphic art image that represents me across all social media, and an action plan that guides me as I contemplate the best way to unify my three main blogs – merging into one, perhaps, or on my own website.

  • I have been considering beginning by adding text to the shanjeniah header images, and switching these seasonally.

  • I am exploring Picmonkey, learning what I can do with it.

  • I have a rough (and thus far, unposted) blogging action plan for these blogs.

  • I have decided to create a website through Tech Surgeons. At the moment, the expense is more than I can easily manage and I am considering how to finance it.

I am going through old posts, bringing them into line with the new visions for each blog.

  • I have been reading periodically, and refining my visions for each blog.

  • Serious adaptations will commence post-April, and pre-July.

I continue with my plans for the Trueborn double series, and Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

  • I am actively working on my Trueborn action plan this April, as I strive to complete three WIPs during April CampNaNoWriMo.

  • Queen of My Infinite Spaces is awaiting a May revision, followed by beta readings.

I submit a flash fiction or essay to a paying market each week, boldly, and I have increased my income by at least 25%.

  • At the moment, I have three pieces pending, in various stages of revision.

  • These have been set aside until May, when I will shift focus back to these.

  • Currently, I have no income to increase, so any payment at all would achieve this goal.

  • This goal may be adapted.

I have adequate lighting and a doorway covering in place , and I am organizing and making a list of items that will make my little office efficient and a happy creation zone.

  • I have lighting, chosen and installed by Jim – unfortunately, it doesn’t suit my needs.

  • Brainstorming whether to adapt or replace -and, if so, with what.

  • I am creating a mental list of things that would make my office more welcoming and efficient.

I breathe deeply as I move into the next phase of my writing career….yes, career! I have a writing career! =D

  • I continue to breathe, and to move forward with establishing this avocation/ career.

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Revised ROW80 Round 1 Final Evaluation,March 28, 2013

All targets not completed will be carried over to Round 2, as I move in a more focused fashion toward more well-defined goals.

Color codes:

I will understand how to use the basic features of WordPress to streamline and target shanjeniah and Trueborn Jottings to more appealingly and efficiently fulfill their purposes.

CompletedTargets:

Pending Targets:

  • Category overhauls

  • Review profile

I have a plan for each of my three major blogs – a mission statement, an action plan, and a schedule for blogging and design improvements. The schedule can be flexible, and I will be accountable for it. I answer comments on a regular, posted schedule.

Completed Targets:

  • Blogging schedule and accountability

  • Responding to comments on a regular, posted schedule.

Pending Targets:

  • Action plans are coming together.

  • Pending: rereading; color-blocking, and revision.

  • Mission statements will be drawn from existing priority lists for each blog.

  • Create schedule using the action plans, beginning with first steps and extensions currently posted. Share this schedule openly to increase accountability.

I will consider how to best approach what may be the mammoth task of moving The Unfettered Life over from its longtime home at Blogger (is it worth the money to have WordPress do this for me?).

Completed Targets:

  • Post notice regarding the initial move.

  • Read through the process, and move Shan’s Link Library.

I know what I want from my writing, and what I want my writing to reveal. I am building a mental and emotional image of myself as a professional writer who embraces the business and creative aspects of the process capably and passionately.

Completed Targets:

  • Complete current craft reading, with the exception of Steering the Craft.

  • Continue with current classes.

Pending Targets:

  • Watch webinars for WANACon.

  • Class webinars I’ve missed while doing other things.

I am attending to my resistance regarding financial success and perhaps even wealth. I challenge myself to make frequent small steps to extend my comfort level in this area (using some profits to donate to worthy causes, purchasing treats or necessities we might have needed to wait for, submitting to esteemed publications).

Completed Targets:

  • Continue attending to resistance while practicing generosity.

Pending Targets:

  • Create a base earning goals list for 2013.

I share my blogs more widely, and my other writings as well. I trust in my instincts, and dare to submit where I feel my work will fit well, and reach readers who will find pleasure or connection with it. I submit to markets that will pay, and I make finding and submitting to markets a regular part of my writing activities.

Completed Targets:

Pending Targets;

  • Submit guest post.

  • Polish “Morning Coffee” and submit.

I have a plan for the year’s noveling projects, and a completed rough draft of my poetry WIP, Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

Completed Targets:

  • Rough draft of all novel plans for 2013.

  • QUOMISdraft compiled.

I have visited and connected with everyone in class. I cultivate friendships that fulfill me, and where I have something of value to offer.

Completed Target:

  • Continue with virtual connecting- new friends and older.

Pending Target:

  • Schedule times to meet up with two more friends (Sharon and Ashley, most likely).

I know much more about how to find readers who value what I offer, and I share and connect

with them.

Completed Targets:

  • Inspire an average of at least 2 comments per post.

  • Continue to share at Twitter, WANA1011.

  • Complete rough drafts of all Blogging from A to Z posts.

Pending Targets:

  • Reach 40 views at least 3 times.(2)

  • Reach 30 views at least 5 times. (3)

  • Share to my WANATribe blog.

I resume earning money from my writing. I made $11 for all of 2012…I will earn at least $22 by the end of class!).

Completed Target:

  • Reread “Peach Liqueur Love”.

Targets Pending:

  • Earn $22.

  • More market research – pick 5 non fiction and

  • Pick 2 additional fiction/poetry markets.

  • Polish “Morning Coffee”,

  • Write expanded rough drafts of the two vignettes removed from “The Last House” (pottery painting and arriving at the Last House).

  • Reread and revise “Le Reve des Etoiles” and resubmit.

I am settling back into my little office space, which I reclaimed from the three formerly semi-feral kittens as they became more comfortable elsewhere in the house. Felines will be welcome – I believe Srindi is destined to be my office cat – however, it will be my office.

CompletedTargets:

  • Work surfaces cleared and reclaimed.

Pending Targets:

  • I spend at least 15 minutes thrice weekly cleaning and organizing.

  • I spend at least 15 minutes a day working from my office, with computer, Kindle, and/or notebook and pen.

I adapt my ROW80 goals to reflect these, and, going forward, I write goals that will support this plan.

Completed Targets:

  • Reread 6 month goals.

  • Use these to write rough draft of Round 2 goals(approximately half of the 6 month goals should be included).

Revised ROW80 Round 1 (Bi-Weekly Evaluation, March 4, 2013)

All targets are for the end of the round.

I will understand how to use the basic features of WordPress to streamline and target shanjeniah and Trueborn Jottings to more appealingly and efficiently fulfill their purposes.

Previous Targets:

  • Make sharing changes; category overhauls; tagging overhauls; and review profile. (In progress)

  • Add badge for Blogging from A to Z to Trueborn Jottings; add a challenge page; and create an intro post. (In progress)

I have a plan for each of my three major blogs – a mission statement, an action plan, and a schedule for blogging and design improvements. The schedule can be flexible, and I will be accountable for it. I answer comments on a regular, posted schedule.

  • As noted above, I am responding to comments on a regular, posted schedule, so I have accomplished this portion of the goal .

Previous Targets:

  • All three blogs’ action plans complete through 2013 (as far ahead as I want to go, just now). (In progress)

  • Draft of mission statement for each. 

  • Tentative schedule list for posting. (Target attained)

I will consider how to best approach what may be the mammoth task of moving The Unfettered Life over from its longtime home at Blogger (is it worth the money to have WordPress do this for me?).

Previous Targets:

  • Post notice regarding the initial move. (Target attained)

  • Read through the process, and move Shan’s Link Library. (In progress)

I know what I want from my writing, and what I want my writing to reveal. I am building a mental and emotional image of myself as a professional writer who embraces the business and creative aspects of the process capably and passionately.

Previous Targets:

  • Complete current craft reading, with the exception of Steering the Craft(Target attained)

  • Continue with current classes. (In progress)

  • Watch webinars for WANACon and whichever class ones I’ve missed while doing other things. (In progress)

I am attending to my resistance regarding financial success and perhaps even wealth. I challenge myself to make frequent small steps to extend my comfort level in this area (using some profits to donate to worthy causes, purchasing treats or necessities we might have needed to wait for, submitting to esteemed publications).

Previous Targets:

  • Create a base earning goals list for 2013. (In progress)

  • Continue attending to resistance while practicing generosity. (In progress)

I share my blogs more widely, and my other writings as well. I trust in my instincts, and dare to submit where I feel my work will fit well, and reach readers who will find pleasure or connection with it. I submit to markets that will pay, and I make finding and submitting to markets a regular part of my writing activities.

Previous Targets:

  • Schedule Monday and Friday posts a week ahead. (In progress)

  • Add Wordless Wednesday to The Unfettered Life, and Sunday Sampler to shanjeniah. (Target attained)

  • Submit guest post. (In progress)

  • Polish “Morning Coffee” and submit. (In progress)

I have a plan for the year’s noveling projects, and a completed rough draft of my poetry WIP, Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

Previous Targets:

  • Rough draft of all novel plans for 2013. (Target attained)

  • QUOMIS draft compiled. (Target attained)

I have visited and connected with everyone in class. I cultivate friendships that fulfill me, and where I have something of value to offer.

Previous Targets:

  • Schedule times to meet up with two more friends (Sharon and Ashley, most likely). (In progress)

  • Continue with virtual connecting- new friends and older. (Target attained)

I know much more about how to find readers who value what I offer, and I share and connect

with them.

Previous Targets:

  • Reach 40 views at least 3 times.

  • Reach 30 views at least 5 times. (In Progress)

  • Inspire an average of at least 2 comments per post. (Target attained)

  • Continue to share at Twitter, WANA1011, and to my WANATribe blog. (In Progress)

  • Complete rough drafts of all Blogging from A to Z posts. (In Progress)

I resume earning money from my writing. I made $11 for all of 2012…I will earn at least $22 by the end of class!).

Previous Targets:

  • More market research – pick 5 non fiction and 5 fiction/poetry markets.(In Progress)

  • Polish “Morning Coffee”, and reread “Peach Liqueur Love”. (In progress)

  • Write expanded rough drafts of the two vignettes removed from “The Last House” (pottery painting and arriving at the Last House).

  • Reread and revise “Le Reve des Etoiles” and resubmit. 

I am settling back into my little office space, which I reclaimed from the three formerly semi-feral kittens as they became more comfortable elsewhere in the house. Felines will be welcome – I believe Srindi is destined to be my office cat – however, it will be my office.

Previous Targets:

  • Work surfaces cleared and reclaimed.(Target attained)

  • I spend at least 15 minutes thrice weekly cleaning and organizing. (In progress)

  • I spend at least 15 minutes a day working from my office, with computer, Kindle, and/or notebook and pen. (In progress)

I adapt my ROW80 goals to reflect these, and, going forward, I write goals that will support this plan.

Targets:

  • Reread 6 month goals. (Target attained)

  • Use these to write rough draft of Round 2 goals(approximately half of the 6 month goals should be included). (Target attained)

Curious? Click here!

Revised ROW80 Round 1

(Bi-Weekly Evaluation, March 4, 2013)

 

All target dates are for the next evaluation.

I will understand how to use the basic features of WordPress to streamline and target shanjeniah and Trueborn Jottings to more appealingly and efficiently fulfill their purposes.

  • The comment adaptation worked! Better yet, now that my comment box says I respond on  Mondays and Thursdays, I am honoring this as a standing commitment, and responding promptly makes me feel great! =)

  • I have a few other changes to make.

  • My reading is leading me to a better understanding of several features, such as “Open in a new window”. I am now making certain that all of my hyperlinks do just that.

Targets:

  • Make sharing changes; category overhauls; tagging overhauls; and review profile.

  • Add badge for Blogging from A to Z to Trueborn Jottings;  add a challenge page; and create an intro post.

I have a plan for each of my three major blogs – a mission statement, an action plan, and a schedule for blogging and design improvements. The schedule can be flexible, and I will be accountable for it. I answer comments on a regular, posted schedule.

  • I’ve created a document for the blogging action plans, and organized all the relevant snippets to it.

  • I have created a list of first steps for The Unfettered Life.

  • I have given thought to the first steps for all three blogs.

  • As noted above, I am responding to comments on a regular, posted schedule, so I have accomplished this portion of the goal .

 Targets:

  • All three blogs’ action plans complete through 2013 (as far ahead as I want to go, just now).

  • Draft of mission statement for each.

  • Tentative schedule list for posting.

I will consider how to best approach what may be the mammoth task of moving The Unfettered Life over from its longtime home at Blogger (is it worth the money to have WordPress do this for me?).

  • Jeremiah has finished his research, and I will be experimenting first with moving my much smaller and orphaned blog, Shan’s Link Library.

  • If this is successful, I will then begin the process of moving The Unfettered Life.

Targets:

  • Post notice regarding the initial move.

  • Read through the process, and move Shan’s Link Library.

I know what I want from my writing, and what I want my writing to reveal. I am building a mental and emotional image of myself as a professional writer who embraces the business and creative aspects of the process capably and passionately.

  • I have been reading extensively about various aspects of the craft and business of writing.

  • I am continuing with the Blogging for Brand class, and attended one day of WANACon.

  • I have signed up for another WANA class, and will be sharing details as things progress.

  • I am applying some of what I have learned to my blogging, and will be doing more of this as time progresses.

Targets:

  • Complete current craft reading, with the exception of Steering the Craft.

  • Continue with current classes.

  • Watch webinars for WANACon and whichever class ones I’ve missed while doing other things.

I am attending to my resistance regarding financial success and perhaps even wealth. I challenge myself to make frequent small steps to extend my comfort level in this area (using some profits to donate to worthy causes, purchasing treats or necessities we might have needed to wait for, submitting to esteemed publications).

  • I’m continuing to attend to this, and have  realized that the idea of wealth ties into empathy for me….more details of this may be upcoming.

  • I am continuing to be generous with myself and others, and that is helping me to  accept the idea of having ample resources.

  • I beta read a  short story, and returned it with comments early Wednesday.

Targets:

  • Create a base earning goals list for 2013.

  • Continue attending to resistance while practicing generosity.

I share my blogs more widely, and my other writings as well. I trust in my instincts, and dare to submit where I feel my work will fit well, and reach readers who will find pleasure or connection with it. I submit to markets that will pay, and I make finding and submitting to markets a regular part of my writing activities.

  • I have added features to shanjeniah: Monday Meanderings (writing about writing; inviting conversation – this name will be changing) and Friday Frolic (videos gathered around a central theme).

  • I have ideas for Wednesday and Sunday themes, which will be implemented over the next week or two.

  • Other ideas are occurring.

  • I have been sharing more at WANA1011, and at Twitter hashtags related to my posts.

  • I am in the process of preparing posts for an April blogging challenge.

  • I resubmitted “The Last House” – to a literary magazine – a huge step for me!

Targets

  • Schedule Monday and Friday posts a week ahead.

  • Add Wordless Wednesday to The Unfettered Life, and  Sunday Sampler to shanjeniah.

  • Submit guest post.

  • Polish “Morning Coffee” and submit.

I have a plan for the year’s noveling projects, and a completed rough draft of my poetry WIP, Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

  •  Nothing new on the noveling plans – I have been doing some experimenting with story, instead.
  • I have completed the rough draft of QUOMIS! It just needs to be compiled in Scrivener, and then will be ready for editing in Round 2.

Targets:

  • Rough draft of all novel plans for 2013.

  • QUOMIS draft compiled.

I have visited and connected with everyone in class. I cultivate friendships that fulfill me, and where I have something of value to offer.

  • Connected with everyone in class, excepting a few who came late (I will catch up with them this week) – hooray!

  • I have  made  a weekly workout date with one friend, and visited two others.

Targets:

  • Schedule times to meet up with two more friends (Sharon and Ashley, most likely).

  • Continue with virtual connecting- new friends and older.

I know much more about how to find readers who value what I offer, and I share and connect with them.

  • I have a far better sense of this, largely thanks to Kristen Lamb. I am reading one of her social media books, at her blog, and also class materials.

  • I have begun reviewing my blog statistics, to see which posts or types of posts are garnering the most views and comments.

  • I am beginning to formulate a stronger sense of what I have to offer.

  • I am becoming more comfortable on groups and Twitter, and am beginning to understand how to find my readers there.

Targets:

  • Reach 40 views at least 3 times.

  • Reach 30 views at least 5 times.

  • Inspire an average of at least 2 comments per post.

  • Continue to share at Twitter, WANA1011, and to my WANATribe blog.

  • Complete rough drafts of all Blogging from A to Z posts.

I resume earning money from my writing. I made $11 for all of 2012…I will earn at least $22 by the end of class!).

  • Not sure I am going to manage this by the end of class. One paying market with a fast turnaround was integral to this plan, but is no longer accepting submissions.

  • I have submitted one flash fiction story (a little less than 700 words, to a market which pays $.05/word. That’s a beginning!).

Targets:

  • More market research – pick 5 non fiction and 5 fiction/poetry markets.

  • Polish “Morning Coffee”, and reread “Peach Liqueur Love”.

  • Write expanded rough drafts of  the two vignettes removed from “The Last House” (pottery painting and arriving at the Last House).

  • Reread and revise “Le Reve des Etoiles” and resubmit.

I am settling back into my little office space, which I reclaimed from the three formerly semi-feral kittens as they became more comfortable elsewhere in the house. Felines will be welcome – I believe Srindi is destined to be my office cat – however, it will be my office.

  • Jim added lights (the cords are a crazy-quilt against the walls, but they are up).

  • I have spent a little time cleaning the room, to minimize some of the extreme cattiness that cropped up and settled in over the last few months.

  • I am graduaklly moving the cat areas into a smaller portion of the overall  space.

Targets:

  • Work surfaces cleared and reclaimed.

  • I spend at least 15 minutes thrice weekly cleaning and organizing.

  • I spend at least 15 minutes a day working from my office, with computer, Kindle, and/or notebook and pen.

I adapt my  ROW80  goals to reflect these, and, going forward, I write goals that will support this plan.

  • Yes, thus far.

Targets:

  • Reread 6 month goals.

  • Use these to write rough draft of Round 2 goals(approximately half of the 6 month goals should be included).

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Revised Blogging for Brand WANA 113 –  #ROW80 Goals Round 1, 2013

(These are the first set of goals  toward my BIG Goal….)

Revised #ROW80 Round 1 Goals, 2013

I will understand how to use the basic features of WordPress to streamline and target shanjeniah and Trueborn Jottings to more appealingly and efficiently fulfill their purposes.

  • Some minor experimentations with the blog comment prompt. It didn’t work out as I had planned. More reading before retry.

I have a plan for each of my three major blogs – a mission statement, an action plan, and a schedule for blogging and design improvements. The schedule can be flexible, and I will be accountable for it. I answer comments on a regular, posted schedule.

  • I have the beginnings of a mission statement and related musings for each blog.

  • Shanjeniah

  • Two more in-depth freewritings – the very beginnings of an action plan.

I will consider how to best approach what may be the mammoth task of moving The Unfettered Life over from its longtime home at Blogger (is it worth the money to have WordPress do this for me?).

  • Considering the $249 cost of moving the blog as a possible expense, and weighing, in my mind, the value to me of moving the blog in a no -worries way vs. what I might learn, in attempting to move it myself.

  • My son, Jeremiah, age 11, has agreed to do some preliminary research, and perhaps to help me move the blog. He enjoys research and is adept at doing his own on a variety of topics. I will pay him, and he will verify and send me links.

I know what I want from my writing, and what I want my writing to reveal. I am building a mental and emotional image of myself as a professional writer who embraces the business and creative aspects of the process capably and passionately.

  • Allowing myself time to enjoy the vision I am creating, and making these first small steps toward accepting myself as a blossoming businesswoman.

  • I have a few ideas to begin with, which I will be developing and pursuing in the coming weeks.

I am attending to my resistance regarding financial success and perhaps even wealth. I challenge myself to make frequent small steps to extend my comfort level in this area (using some profits to donate to worthy causes, purchasing treats or necessities we might have needed to wait for, submitting to esteemed publications).

  • Embraced generosity, and that there will be financial investments in building my career.

  • Treated myself to inexpensive, extremely pleasurable evening with a friend, and dessert at a fine dining restaurant.

  • Small donation to a friend’s blog -spreading goodwill.

  • Considering adding a donate button to my blog – with a twist. More on this later….

I share my blogs more widely, and my other writings as well. I trust in my instincts, and dare to submit where I feel my work will fit well, and reach readers who will find pleasure or connection with it. I submit to markets that will pay, and I make finding and submitting to markets a regular part of my writing activities.

I have a plan for the year’s noveling projects, and a completed rough draft of my poetry WIP, Queen of My Infinite Spaces.

  • Listed all novels in the double series, thus far, with projected next steps.

I have visited and connected with everyone in class. I cultivate friendships that fulfill me, and where I have something of value to offer.

  • Friend requests to everyone in class.

  • Moving through the group, following members across social networks.

I know much more about how to find readers who value what I offer, and I share and connect

with them.

  • Pondering approaches….

I resume earning money from my writing. I made $11 for all of 2012…I will earn at least $22 by the end of class!).

  • Several projects in the pending stage for submission.

  • Market research begun.

I am settling back into my little office space, which I reclaimed from the three formerly semi-feral kittens as they became more comfortable elsewhere in the house. Felines will be welcome – I believe Srindi is destined to be my office cat – however, it will be my office.

  • Very minor steps toward reclamation; will pick up after all cats spayed and recovered from surgery.

I adapt my ROW80 goals to reflect these, and, going forward, I write goals that will support this plan.

  • Yes, thus far.

ROW80 2013 Round 1:  2/3 Goals Evaluation

Creating:

WIP Novels:

Complete rough draft of Sima Garo Provides. Aim for 2 scenes each week (~3000 words), and notes for each scene.

  • I completed Chapter 12, Scene 4, and Chapter 13, Scene 1, and notes for both.

  • Goal complete for this week.

Read through Chameleon’s Dish and Bounded by a Nutshell, making general notes as I go. Make task lists for next steps for both novels.

  • Chameleon’s Dish- completed.

  • Bounded by a Nutshell -

  • Notetaking complete through chapter 6.

  • Current target met.

  • I will complete Bounded Chapter 7 notes by 2/10 update.

Begin timelines for both series, throughout all WIP and extrapolated novels.

Bounded by a Nutshell:

  • Complete through Chapter Six. Currently on target.

  • I will add Chapter Seven by 2/10 update.

Sima Garo Provides:

  • Complete through Chapter Five. Currently on target.

  • I will add Chapters Six and Seven before 2/10 update.

Flash Fiction:

Create new flash fiction weekly through prompts, challenges, envisioning WIP scenes, and original ideas.

  • I used one of Eden Mabee’s status updates (with permission), and wrote a flash piece with it as the opening line – prompt.

  • I really like the rough draft I created, and will let it rest and compost before playing with it further.

  • This goal reached for this week.

Revise existing pieces in my Writing Bullpen files, with an eye to submitting and/or creating a collection for a potential book. Aim for one biweekly.

  • I have reread and made minor revisions on my flash piece, A Splash of Red.

  • I plan to submit this toShah Wharton’sWords in Sync blog as a potential guest post.

  • I will have this piece revised by the 2/6 update.

Submit at least one short story to a paying market each month.

  • I’ve decided to polish my WIP, Morning Coffee, as this month’s submission.

  • I have also decided to submit it to a publication outside of my comfort zone, although I do not yet know which.

  • I am on target to reach this goal.

Exposition:

Return to 750 words.com. Use this space for free expository writing at least every other day, and strive to complete every day of the round.

  • Wednesday, January 30 – 1043 words (fan fiction -alternate Bounded scenes.)

  • Thursday, January 31 – 775 words (notes for Sima Garo Provides}; fan fiction)

  • Friday, February 1 – 769 words (exposition; rough draft blogpost)

  • Saturday, February 2 – 1967 words ( flash fiction, and a scene for Sima Garo Provides.)

Write book reviews forBowlful of BunniesandFinding Esta, once I have finished reading them.

  • I’m behind on these, but have decided to wait a week or two longer to post them.

  • I will continue working with the rough draft of the Bowlful review, and the impressions of the Esta project.

  • Both will be complete and scheduled by 2/20.

Complete one essay or other piece of expository writing each week.

  • I completed three essays this week – one to each of my major blogs.

  • Goal exceeded for this week.

Connecting:

Blogging:

Create blog rolls for shanjeniah (writers and resources), and Trueborn Jottings (resources and inspiration).

Edit sidebars and layout for all blogs (excepting childrens’ reporting blogs).

  • I took the following steps:

  • Added August CampNaNo Winner’s Badge and WIP Title.

  • Replaced participant NaNo 2012 badge with Winner’s Badge.

  • Moved NaNo 2011 Winner’s Badge to group.

  • Updated Facebook badge.

  • Added Twitter and Pinterest badges.

  • Miscellaneous cleanup and tidying…still mulling some things over, placement-wise.

  • shanjeniah on track for 2/15 completion.

Write at least one post weekly for three major blogs (shanjeniah; TruebornJottings, and The Unfettered Life.

Trueborn Jottings:

shanjeniah:

The Unfettered Life:

Visiting:

Complete all ROW80 sponsor visits twice weekly; comment, and share posts I read.

Sunday, January 27 Updates:

Wednesday, January 30 Updates:

Read weekly at a writer-oriented blog that appeals to me; comment; share; learn; absorb, try, grow.

Submit guest posts, at least once monthly.

  • I have reread A Splash of Red, in preparation for this month’s submission.

  • Goal on target for completion by 2/28.

Social Media:

Visit Pinterest, SheWrites, or StoryDam at least weekly. Get a better sense of how each works, and build my presence there with sharing, commenting, and asking questions.

  • Visits to SheWrites and Pinterest this week – following, pinning, browsing, sharing.

  • Goal completed for this week.

Continue visiting and interacting through FacebookandTwitter, especially via relevant groups, several times a week.

  • Facebook, yes. Twitter, a little less so, although I did participate in a #ROW80#teamsprinty session, there.

  • Goal completed for this week.

Explore Linked In and WANATribe every other week. Both have things to offer, and are my newest social media connections. I want to get to know them better, slowly.

  • Linked Innew connections, sharing, browsing. I think it will be a place I visit occasionally, not frequently, at least for now.

  • WANATribeadded friends, poked around, added posts, and began dipping my toes into Kristen Lamb’sBlogging for Brand class. I tend to take a little bit to warm up to these venues, but I will get there! =D

  • New Goal: Work through Kristen Lamb’s Blogging for Brand class. Make friends, learn, grow, utilize, help, share….

Claiming:

Poetry Book Project:

Complete a rough draft compilation, with dedication, introduction, and conclusion.

  • I have reread all the poems in preparation for writing the rough draft for the conclusion, completing this portion of the goal by my 2/1 deadline.

  • I will complete the rough draft by 2/10.

Gather art and images for inclusion in the book.

  • Nothing this session; will do more of this when draft is complete.

Gather resources for learning how to publish ebooks.

  • I purchased an ebook on publishing, and added one on marketing ebooks.

Owning My Perspective and Experiences:

At least once weekly, use expository writing time to explore memories, wounds, healing, perspective, or personal philosophy.

  • Done. In addition to my three posted essays, all of which delved into self-examination, I completed a rough draft on my feelings and self-questioning while editing a book for a friend…

  • Goal exceeded for this week.

New Goal: Complete Second Quarter Reports for both children (due 3/1)

  • Do just a little at a time, so it’s not a time-suck…ask kids for input, and see what happens.

Read through all 2012 blog posts, and make a list of items to consider or expand upon.

  • Honestly, I forgot this goal was here for a while, but now remember.

  • I read the posts through March late last year, so began with April 2012. I finished the month at The Unfettered Life, and to April 7 at shanjeniah.

Continue my eating and health goals from Round 4, 2012. Aim to get to the Y once alone, and once with the children, each week.

  • Sitting fairly stable in this. No workout Tuesday, at the height of the Full Wolf Moon, due to only 3 hours sleep.

  • I did get the kids to the Y to swim on Thursday, and carried 90 pound Annalise around on my back part of the time..

  • Hometending (very mellow; it’s been a tired week, for me), and firewood stocking (quite a bit; it’s also been a cold week!).

  • I’ve been attending to what I am hungry for, and it seems to far less often be sweets or chippy things. I bought old-fashioned sanded cinnamon stick drops, and we have extra dark chocolate, and frozen grapes, which seem to make my sweet tooth happy more healthfully.

  • I’m remembering to add water, more often.

Reclaiming Our Home:

Clean Annalise’s and Jeremiah’s bedrooms, creating spaces of welcome and haven for them, with room for their favorite things and activities.

  • Annalise’s room - complete, with the exception of several bins we didn’t get to. I will be in for maintenance, and will help her with those as/if she wants.

  • Jeremiah’s room – begun, in a very small way, easing in. I hope to have his floor, minus closet and under his loft, cleaned by 2/10 update.

  • Goal on target for completion.

Clean and reorganize kitchen, so that it supports a home where everyone prepares and serves themselves, and where cleanup is easy enough that we all will choose to participate.

  • This will be my focus for March. I have begun taking note of how things get cluttered there, because Jim will have 10 days off later this month, and has asked me for a list of projects Id like done. I can make the organizing go faster, if I have things more or less ready to BE organized…

Work on general decuttering at least five days a week, focusing on a clutter-prone area when time, attention, and energy allow.

  • I think I squeaked by with five days. I know I took Monday and Tuesday off.

  • I am calling it a success.

A Round of Words in 80 Days  

2012 Rounds (current round highlighted):

Revised Goals for ROW80 ROWnd 3, 2012

WIP Novels:

Color code key:

Current round goals

Current round completed goals

Goals being shifted to future rounds

Current goals that have been modified for this round.

Trueborn Series

  • Trueborn:
  • Reread current rough drafts from 1998-9ish and 2000.
  • Create story arc for rewrite.
  • Triage existing research.
  • Consider title change.
  • Blood and Breath:
  • Complete story arc (unless completed before the ROWnd starts).
  • Create a flash fiction piece for each story arc point.
  • Use Scrivener to compile into a pre-rough draft.
  • Consider creating a blog for this novel or perhaps for the series, with pages for each novel as it progresses… (I have created a blog, shanjeniah’s Treuborn Jottings, which will be a home for all the volumes in this series).
  • Chameleon’s Dish:
  • Finish inputting into Scrivener ( completed during break).
  • Compile a print copy for editing, page count, and to see what it looks like!
  • Go through each scene to edit, take notes, and list research questions.
  • Complete basic research based upon library books and websites; looking for information to enhance later digging and prevent hugely obvious gaffes).
  • Experiment with removing Tisira’s story as a YA novel, with a potential optional add-on of the fanfic elements….not sure how this will work, exactly, but I think it might be the best approach to have something marketable without sacrificing my vision.
  • Create a print copy of this experimental version, as well.
  • Watch and/or read Henry VIII – which is the play during which the Globe burned. Get cozy with it the way Nockatee and Henry would be.
  • Begin canvassing for beta readers for both versions…does not need to be the same group for both.

Flash Fiction WIPs:

  • Collect all current pieces in my Writing Bullpen files.
  • Complete/edit/rewrite where indicated.
  • Explore markets.
  • Begin compiling a list for possible ebook anthology.
  • Go through old story notebooks and old papers for source material.

Essay WIPs:

  • Collect all current pieces in my Writing Bullpen file.
  • Compile list for possible ebook collection (by theme; just brainstorming at present).
  • Complete/edit/rewrite as needed.
  • Research markets – BOLDLY GO!

Homeschool Administration Ad Infinitum….:

  • Letters of Intent to Homeschool if not done (due July 1) – completed 6/26
  • Fourth Quarter reports for both children (due Sept. 1).
  • End of Year Narrative for Lise (due Sept. 1).
  • Standardized Test for Miah (due Sept.1).
  • IHIPs for both children (due four weeks after receipt of packet from school district).
  • Begin setting up portfolios for both children – invite them to be a part of this process! =)
  • Relax, enjoy, learn, grow, laugh, and … BREATHE!

Reading:

  • Continue reading books as interest and energy levels allow – this works better during periods of gathering input than in periods of intense output or times of processing.
  • Continue to Read  via my Kindle Cloud Reader, as a learning and experimenting process.
  • Continue reading from my To Be Read files during times of input gathering.
  • Continue reading and commenting on blogposts and articles, during times of gathering input..
  • Consider getting a pair of reading glasses for magnification purposes, and so my getting-older eyes can handle all my readin’ and writin’! (I bought a pair on June 29. Very helpful, although bifocal lenses would be more so – I get a little blurry looking through them unless reading, and I look up a lot!).

Other Writing:

  • Play with flash fiction pieces as the mood strikes; aim for two submittable stories each month.
  • Play with essay ideas as desired; aim for two submittable essays each month.

Blogging/Connecting:

  • The Unfettered Life:
  • Focus on using this blog to keep copies of reports, activities, events, and my ponderings on the unschooling facets of our lives.
  • Begin considering a (slightly) more structured organizational system for this blog.
  • Begin using this blog in a way that really supports documenting, so that it does double duty as a personal tool for me in the way it once did, only better.
  •  shanjeniah:
  • Aim to focus weekly attention, non-ROW80 update material here. This may take the form of adding to my pages; creating new ones; other challenges, blog hops, etc; writing samples of various types; musings on writing and life; guest posts; photo essays; or whatever else seems relevant at the time.
  • Consider and perhaps experiment with creating a blog for the Trueborn series. (Started a blog on June 25) This could contain excerpts, bits of what I am working on (character sketches, research, flash fiction, story arcs; inspirational images and quotes, etc. Its purpose would be specifically to share the process of creating the series, from the beginning on….in a way, a window into m world and my mind as none of my other spaces are….I find myself very excited about the above idea….I am coming to see this series at last, after most of a lifetime of living with it, as a cohesive, lovely entity almost ready to emerge from its ancient chrysallis. I want to welcome its rebirth with a new home that embraces while allowing a wide, free space to span and soar. And, in so doing, maybe I will stretch and soar just a bit, myself!
  • Organizing/Tootling my Horn…
  • Continue inputting June 2000 Writing Practice Notebook, if not completed before ROWnd begins.
  • Mine June 2000 Writing Practice Notebook for usablepieces.
  • Choose a new notebook; input into Penzu.
  • Continue sorting and filing files on laptop.
  • Look into having external hard drive repaired, or at least getting the files from it.
  • Continue reading marketing and ebook publishing sites and articles.
  • Draft a loose Mission Statement to guide me through the rest of the ROWnd, and carry me forward into the next.
  • Set aside time each week to winnow email. Read items being saved for later reading, sort or dispose as indicated.
  • Be bold and daring in commenting, sharing, and submitting. Declare myself, learn, grow, and sometimes do things that make me uncomfortable. Open and blossom!
  • Celebrating Life!
  • Add some form of specific motion (t’ai chi, swimming, hiking, biking, skating, dancing, etc) to each week. Keep track of what, where, when, for how long, and how I felt during and after.
  • Fill us all up with joy, and continue cultivating family peace.
  • Spend time cleaning and beautifying my personal internal and external spaces each week.
  • Embrace and be present in all my moments.
  • Allow my emotions to be as they are. Practice expressing them calmly and reflectively.
  • Tend kindly and sweetly to myself and others. =)

Goals for ROW80 ROWnd 3, 2012

WIP Novels:

Trueborn Series

  • Trueborn:
  • Reread current rough drafts from 1998-9ish and 2000.
  • Create story arc for rewrite.
  • Triage existing research.
  • Consider title change.
  • Blood and Breath:
  • Complete story arc (unless completed before the ROWnd starts).
  • Create a flash fiction piece for each story arc point.
  • Use Scrivener to compile into a pre-rough draft.
  • Consider creating a blog for this novel or perhaps for the series, with pages for each novel as it progresses… (I have created a blog, shanjeniah’s Treuborn Jottings, which will be a home for all the volumes in this series).
  • Chameleon’s Dish:
  • Finish inputting into Scrivener ( completed during break).
  • Compile a print copy for editing, page count, and to see what it looks like!
  • Go through each scene to edit, take notes, and list research questions.
  • Complete basic research based upon library books and websites; looking for information to enhance later digging and prevent hugely obvious gaffes).
  • Experiment with removing Tisira’s story as a YA novel, with a potential optional add-on of the fanfic elements….not sure how this will work, exactly, but I think it might be the best approach to have something marketable without sacrificing my vision.
  • Print this version too!
  • Create a print copy of this experimental version, as well.
  • Watch and/or read Henry VIII – which is the play during which the Globe burned. Get cozy with it the way Nockatee and Henry would be.
  • Begin canvassing for beta readers for both versions…does not need to be the same group for both.

Flash Fiction WIPs:

  • Look through all current pieces in my Writing Bullpen files.
  • Complete/edit/rewrite where indicated.
  • Explore markets.
  • Begin compiling a list for possible ebook anthology.
  • Go through old story notebooks for source material.

Essay WIPs:

  • Look through all current pieces in my Writing Bullpen file.
  • Compile list for possible ebook collection (by theme; just brainstorming at present).
  • Complete/edit/rewrite as needed.
  • Research markets – BOLDLY GO!

Homeschool Administration Ad Infinitum….:

  • Letters of Intent to Homeschool if not done (due July 1) – completed 6/26
  • Fourth Quarter reports for both children (due Sept. 1).
  • End of Year Narrative for Lise (due Sept. 1).
  • Standardized Test for Miah (due Sept.1).
  • IHIPs for both children (due four weeks after receipt of packet from school district).
  • Begin setting up portfolios for both children – invite them to be a part of this process! =)
  • Relax, enjoy, learn, grow, laugh, and … BREATHE!

Reading:

  • Continue reading books for Bookmark Break Challenge – aim for 7 in July, 8 in August, and 9 in September, but these targets will be flexible – summer is prime traveling time for the kids and I and we have things planned and others we’re considering.
  • Read at least one book each month from my Kindle Cloud Reader, as a learning and experimenting process.
  • Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks from the Stillwater Free Library and the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS).
  • Continue reading an average of three articles from my To Be Read files, weekly.
  • Continue reading five blogposts each week, on average.
  • Consider getting a pair of reading glasses for magnification purposes, and so my getting-older eyes can handle all my readin’ and writin’! (I bought a pair on June 29. Very helpful, although bifocal lenses would be more so – I get a little blurry looking through them unless reading, and I look up a lot!).

Other Writing:

  • Write 1 book review each week.
  • Play with flash fiction pieces as the mood strikes; aim for two submittable stories each month.
  • Play with essay ideas as desired; aim for three submittable essays each month.
  • Complete the two guest posts left ovcr from ROWnd 2, if not completed before ROWnd 3 begins.
  • Write at 750 Words every day, with possible hiatuses for Unschoolers Rock the Campground (July 12-16); Learn Nothing Day (July 24); Northeast Unschooling Conference (August 23-7; and kids’ birthdays (July 8, September 2).On my birthday (July 29), I WRITE!!!
  • Use 750 Words for whatever – flash pieces, essays, venting, ranting, reports, book reviews, etc.

Blogging/Connecting:

  • The Unfettered Life:
  • Post on average at least biweekly.
  •  Make at least one post an update, perhaps roughly categorized to make creating reports easier.
  • Begin using this blog in a way that really supports documenting, so that it does double duty as a personal tool for me in the way it once did.
  •  shanjeniah:
  • Aim to post, at least weekly, non-ROW80 update material on . This may take the form of adding to my pages; creating new ones; other challenges, blog hops, etc; writing samples of various types; musings on writing and life; guest posts; photo essays; or whatever else seems relevant at the time.
  • Consider and perhaps experiment with creating a blog for the Trueborn series. (Started a blog on June 25) This could contain excerpts, bits of what I am working on (character sketches, research, flash fiction, story arcs; inspirational images and quotes, etc. Its purpose would be specifically to share the process of creating the series, from the beginning on….in a way, a window into m world and my mind as none of my other spaces are….I find myself very excited about the above idea….I am coming to see this series at last, after most of a lifetime of living with it, as a cohesive, lovely entity almost ready to emerge from its ancient chrysallis. I want to welcome its rebirth with a new home that embraces while allowing a wide, free space to span and soar. And, in so doing, maybe I will stretch and soar just a bit, myself!
  • Continue submitting guest posts; aim for three again this ROWnd.
  • Continue hosting guest bloggers as they present themselves. Gently, sweetly, and a little persistently request that they present themselves! =)
  • Organizing/Tootling my Horn…
  • Continue inputting June 2000 Writing Practice Notebook, if not completed before ROWnd begins.
  • Mine June 2000 Writing Practice Notebook for usable bits and pieces.
  • Choose a new notebook; input into Penzu.
  • Continue sorting and filing files on laptop.
  • Look into having external hard drive repaired, or at least getting the files from it.
  • Continue reading marketing and ebook publishing sites and articles.
  • Draft a loose Mission Statement to guide me through the rest of the ROWnd, and carry me forward into the next.
  • Set aside time each week to winnow email. Read items being saved for later reading, sort or dispose as indicated.
  • Be bold and daring in commenting, sharing, and submitting. Declare myself, learn, grow, and sometimes do things that make me uncomfortable. Open and blossom!
  • Celebrating Life!
  • Add some form of specific motion (t’ai chi, swimming, hiking, biking, skating, dancing, etc) to each week. Keep track of what, where, when, for how long, and how I felt during and after.
  • Fill us all up with joy, and continue cultivating family peace.
  • Spend time cleaning and beautifying my personal internal and external spaces each week.
  • Embrace and be present in all my moments.
  • Allow my emotions to be as they are. Practice expressing them calmly and reflectively.
  • Tend kindly and sweetly to myself and others. =)

Round 2 Goals:

Reading:

  • Read at least as many books as the number of the month (4 in April ; 5 in May; 6 in June) from my bedroom To Be Read piles.
  • Read at least 3 articles a week from my To Be Read files on computer, and categorize those I choose to keep or share.
  • Read at least 5 blogposts a week (not including my own), and like, comment, and/or share as I am moved to.
Writing:
  • Create flash fiction, short stories, dialogues, character sketches, alternate scenes, and poetry for  Chameleon’s Dish.  Wander cow trails, and learn these people and their lives more fully.
  • Pull material from 750 words posts not part of the Chameleon’s Dish first draft.
  • Create essays, stories, and other pieces based upon these writings.
  • Find all chapters of Blood and Breath.  Input into Scrivener; possibly begin rewrite.
  • Finish father-in-law letter and send.
 Networking:
  •  Explore She WritesTwitterStoryDamPinterest; and LinkedIn .  Use, develop, evaluate, adjust.
  • Continue joining hops, fests, challenges, and other community blogging efforts.
  • Comment on and share blogs regularly; share my blogs as widely as seems feasible, and in diverse ways.
  • Do 3 guest posts and  host 3 guest bloggers this round.
Submitting:
  •  Submit at least 10 pieces of flash fiction or poetry this round.
  • Submit at least 5 essays or lists this round.
  • Continue submitting to hops, challenges, fests, etc.; at least 3 each month.
Photography:
  •  Organize all photos on hard drive/move to organized Picasa web albums or delete.
  • Learn how to watermark pictures.
  • Watermark all photos that appear on my blogs, and all those I post going forward; begin watermarking favorites not on blogs.
Marketing:
  •  Explore marketing articles on my Facebook Writer Page.
  • Add useful articles to my shanjeniah 
  • Marketing Articles page.
  • Use this information to help define my direction; adjust as needed.
 Learning:
  •  Get Scrivener  downloaded; begin learning by inputting first an essay, and then Blood and Breath.
  • Use Twitter and Tweetdeck at least one day a week.  Learn more.
  • For WordPress, create a running list of questions; work on finding answers!
  • Begin learning about how to publish ebooks.
  • Learn what I can do with my domain name.
  • Begin research list/research for  Chameleon’s Dish second draft.
Organizing:
  •  Edit all 2009 posts on  The Unfettered Life.  Consider layout and design changes.
  • Take clips from first Penzu notebook.
  • Input Blood and Breath and Chameleon’s Dish to Scivener.
  • Clean up computer downloads, documents, photos, and other clutter – move it or lose it!
Self-care:
  • Add JOY to every day!
  • Add movement to every day, too!
  • Add self-deorating to every week!
  • Add more of my passions to each day, in as many ways as I can manage.
  • Add all these for my beloved others, too!
 Administrative Stuff:
  • Write and submit third quarter reports for both children.  These are due on June 1, 2012.
  • Cleanup email folders/organize, move, read, delete, act upon as needed.
  • Input two writing practice notebooks to Penzu.
  • Take critters to the vet; renew Corki’s dog licence.
  • Pay remaining balances for summer trips to Unschoolers Rock the Campground and Northeast Unschooling Conference.

Flow Chart for shanjeniah

Sunday -

  • ROW80 update
  • Answer blog comments

Monday- 

  • Editing (recent posts)
  • Develop drafts folder posts.

Tuesday -

Wednesday - 

  • ROW update
  • Answer blog comments

Thursday - 

  • Excerpt or freewriting
  • Sidebar organization
  • Page updates

Friday - 

  • Flash Fiction

Saturday - 


 



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