We’re nearly a week into August, now, and I’m finding the new rhythm of revisions. I hadn’t realized how much I’ve missed my characters from Chameleon’s Dish.
Have you ever had that experience, when you return to a WIP you haven’t spent time with for a while?
I’m also getting a better sense of the shape of my revision effort. It’s part excavation, and part reconstruction. It’s not something I intend to rush through; my goal is less about doing this fast as it is about creating a second draft that is ready for more refined editing.
So, it will take as long as it does. If I need to change my goals to accommodate this project, I will.
In other news, something big is on the horizon. I’ll maybe have more to say about it on the next week.
I’m also percolating. Ideas and scenes are forming; essays and blogposts are formulating.
How about you? Do you have a favorite project right now?
August Focal Areas:
Chameleon’s Dish Revision
Social Media/Blog Design
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Maintain regular posting schedule; queue one post for each regular feature. Target attained for posting; nothing queued as yet.
Develop a sharing strategy that feels natural; incorporating input from Kristen. On target for sharing; no input from Kristen as yet.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my willingness to comment. Target attained!
Complete rough drafts of To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire (overstrike), and Perchance to Dream.
Write at least 750 words on Perchance to Dream daily through August, or until the draft is completed. Target attained!
August 3: 759 words.
August 4: 871 words.
August 5: 778 words.
Complete first revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish.
Revise all plot points by September 1. On target.
Plot points: 1/10.
Completed scenes/WIP: 9/60
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Continue the family room reset. On target.
I did a little tidying and organizing in the family room.
Clean out email files. On target.
Two brief deletion efforts; junk folder emptied.
Continue reclaiming my study. On target.
The bookcase I am repurposing from the garage is in the house; some cleanup.
Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.
Experiment with Daily Writing Frames from Round 1. On target.
The frames themselves look a bit different, but fit my current goals well.
Develop Daily Hometending Frames. On target. Some intermittent progress, here.
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Make plans to meet with at least 1 person on my get-together list; get in touch with at least 2 more to express my wish to reconnect. Target exceeded!
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Plan a monthly family excursion that involves physical activity. On target.
Several ideas in play.
One workout at the Y each week. On target.
Hooray for feeling better! I had a delightfully strenuous workout.
Continue exploring fitness goals – more on this throughout the round. Target attained; specific goals follow.
Treadmill: 22 minute walking mile using “Rolling Hills” program. On target.
- I walked .5 miles in just under 10 minutes. I didn’t have the stamina for the entire mile, but am within the time frame.
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program. On target.
- I biked 6.4 miles in 30 minutes, creating my own resistance intervals.
Weights: At the Y; minimum 3 machines for arms, legs, and torso weekly. Target exceeded!
- 3 each for legs and torso; 4 for arms.
Nutrition goals for July:
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. On target.
- 2/5: One of each.
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “2”s every session. Target attained!
I’m back on track.