ROWin’ merrily through my goals!
So, did you see snow this week? I just shoveled about three inches of extremely powdery and not at all historic white stuff – and then slipped on the ice and fell – probably because I was wearing my 13 year old’s enormous man-boots, because the zipper on my seven year old, awesomely comfortable Land’s End pair gave up the ghost when I pulled it on…*pouts just a little*. I’m not badly hurt, but I’m all done playing in the snow for today.
Anyway, it’s my last January update. I’ve made progress, and I’ve still got a few days left to the month, so there will be more. What I don’t finish this month, I’ll carry over to February – with our family vacation to Oregon at the end of the month, I’m going to keep things simple.
As for everything else, read on!
And how about you? Are you staying warm and dry? Are you moving toward achieving your goals?
January Update #7:
blue with strikethrough: 22.5
Goals in progress: green: 26.5
Goals-in-waiting: red: 9
Revisions: Chameleon’s Dish; The IDIC Romance; and “Morning Coffee”.
Write1Sub1: Terrance’s Story (for Kifo Island Chronicles); “Morning Coffee”.
Oregon Trip: Planning and preparing.
Write rough draft of Terrance’s story (for Kifo Island Chronicles)
Submit “Morning Coffee” to World Unknown Review.
- Revisions moving along.
Kifo Island Chronicles:
Sort stories into novella threads; choose three.
Rewatch Season 1; taking notes
and beginning story list.
Research fan fiction sites.
- Looked at one; decided against. Nothing recent there.
Choose one for first submission.
A-Z travel posts:
Create list of A-Z post topics.
Trueborn Warp/Weft series:
Sketch notes for next volume in each series.
Write at least 750 words daily:
Use 750words.com for freewriting and to chart progress.
- 27/31 days.
- Missed 1/31; 700/750 words.
Revise all midpoints for Chameleon’s Dish (6.5 scenes).
The IDIC Romance:
Complete revision pass for “Tigress T’Pol” as WIPpet project.
Combine “Breaking Protocol”, “Mystery Woman”, and “Magical Possibilities” into new rough draft.
- Creating Scene 1 of the new draft.
Revise “Morning Coffee”.
- Exercise 4/5 nearing completion.
Choose at least 1 more story for 2015 revision.
Maintain regular posting schedule, comments, and visits.
Build blog queues:
Write at least 1 Coffee and Conversation post:
Write 1 “special” WIPpet.
Blogging Action Plan:
Review Blogging Action Plan; highlight for revision.
- Highlighted for February revision.
Review Lovely Chaos Sidebar; make list of desired changes.
Visit each twice weekly.
- Facebook: 1/ 2
- Twitter: 0/ 2
Visit at least one weekly.
Share posts – mine, and others’:
Share 3 items a week.
Blog views and followers:
Increase blog views to 25 on a semi-regular basis (at least 10 times this month).
Family room reset:
Clean the three toy bins (trains; gears; misc.).
Clean the Lego and battle game drawers.
Clean kitchen counter to left of sink.
Rehome pans and serving dishes to pantry.
Inhabit my study:
Clean and organize floor.
- More progress!
Replace calendar and candle. Use the space weekly.
Clean, organize, and backup Desktop and Writing Bullpen files‘; sort Leisure Time Reading file.
Maintain inbox below 100 messages twice weekly.
- Some reduction Tuesday; not under 100. 0/2.
Begin second quarter homeschool reports for both kids, due March 15.
Scan Oregon travel photos; save in organized files with backup.
Submit sponsor post. Keep visits up-to-date.
Make list of what needs doing.
Make schedule for accomplishing list items.
Do what can be done in January; evaluate weekly.
Read and write reviews for 2 books on my Writers I Know list.
NNWM local group:
Continue attending write-ins whenever possible.
Interact at least weekly online.
Experiment with guided/unguided meditation at least once a week.
Read 1 book from bedroom TBR pile.
Make a list of goals to focus on, using the methods in this book.
Reconnect with USS Albany group.
One on one time with each, at least twice per month, doing something of value to us both.
- 5/2 -Accomplice.
- 6/2 – Jeremiah.
- 6/2 -Annalise.
- Late night conversation and hanging out; couples time.
Paying it Forward:
Complete at least two beta reads and promotional blog posts for other writers as requested.
Fitness and Nutrition:
At the Y or a strenuous activity at least weekly.
Wii Fit at least once weekly, for 15 minutes minimum.
Walk, dance, swim, or physical play:
With children, spouse, and/or dog at least weekly.
Find out t’ai chi and yoga class schedules.
Cooking/ Food Preparation:
Develop a repertoire of 4 self-made food options that support my nutritional goals.
Maintain weekly nutritional quotas; adapt as needed.
Maintain or reduce weight; continue monthly checks.