Hi there! How are you feeling today? I’m largely recovered from my abscessed tooth, and the offending tooth’s days are numbered.
It feels good to feel good. I’m still on the low-energy side of things, so fitness goals were largely unmet. Nutrition was a little iffy, too- I was still a little leery about eating anything hard, until yesterday.
But that’s OK. I’m better, and resuming more and more of my typical activities each day…
And I spent time with my poetry, blogging, and plotting – I even got back into my flash fiction revisions, and read a good book…I finally got caught up on comments, and I visited a great many blogs, making new friends and reconnecting with older ones.
I rested and recharged, and I’m feeling almost back to my baseline, now…
I include only those goals I addressed during the session. I’ll assess my progress on all October goals at the end of the month, and my progress toward my 2014 goals at the end of the round.
Short Story Revisions for Submission
First tiny little steps taken…I have an action plan. I’m drafting one post each day, until I have all I need for this goal –I’ll work on revising and presentation in stages.
Blog all 31 OctPoWriMo poems. On target.
Share each feature post to 3 diverse places. On target.
At least, I think so…it was kind of an off week…
Maintain blogging schedule; find a comment rhythm that supports a 2-3 day turnaround.On target – more or less…
This is a matter of semantics. I didn’t manage my scheduled Coffee and Conversation post, due to an emergency dental appointment. However, on Tuesday I posted a bonus cover reveal, so I did do my regular number of posts for the week.
Answered a LOT of comments (sorry if you got one of the many typos I didn’t spot until it was too late – the high volume upped the odds of rebellious fingers!); visited a LOT of blogs. And, guess what?! Turnaround time is less than a day, at the moment! Now to find the rhythm that lets me keep it that way, or close, even through NaNo…
Finish plotting The Earth Doth Move (for NaNoWriMo 2014) by October 31. On target.
G/M/C/D: 60/60 Scenes completed. =)
Scene Summaries/Cheat Sheets/ Scrivener scene setup: 21/60 scenes ready to be written!
Complete OctPoWriMo Challenge; write 31 poems in October. On target.
Complete Deep Revision process for three short stories. On target, at last.
Story 1/3 at step 4/5.
Take time at least once a week to simply be in my study, as it is. Target attained!
Using the hoosier cabinet top for the current revision step – see photos.
File or delete Inbox email backlog; maintain at a manageable level. Target attained!
Yes. I only need to remember to check a few times a week, and I’ll be golden! It just occurred to me that I can schedule times on my calender app…
Continue using calendar app to manage my time. On target.
Sporadically – it’s been an odd week, so I mostly went with the flow…
Read at least one of the TBR books on the bookcase by my bed. Target attained!
My Stroke of Insight: p.199/199 Well worth the read!
I’ve made progress in both; it was the week to catch up on comments, and not courses…this week will be better.
Continue to meet and make plans with friends. On target.
Confirmed our travel plans for the end of the month.
At least one strenuous home/yardtending activity each week. Target attained!
Doing any was strenuous, this week, and I did some several days!
Dance, swim, or play physically with kids at least once each week. Target attained!
Annalise and I spent half an hour together in the backyard leaves, raking and playing and chatting.
Maintain existing nutrition goals (smoothies/salads and yogurt/nuts). Not so much…
Smoothies/salads; 3/5 (2 smoothies;1 salad).
Yogurt: 2/2; 1 /2 nuts.
Tooth pain and a shift in my regular routine slowed me down here.
Eat fresh vegetables other than salads (raw or cooked), and/or fresh fruits at least 3 times each week. Not so much…
1/3. I ate an apple.
Eat whole grains, in any form, at least 3 times each week. Not so much…
1/3. Corn tacos.
Eat broth or vegetable-based soup at least once each week. Target attained!
Jim brought home butternut and acorn squash soups – I especially enjoyed the acorn.
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “team” twice weekly. Target attained!
Visit other ROWers as time and energy permit. Target attained!