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We’ve closed out another month. It was a pretty good month for me. I was able to get a lot done, even with the kids going on summer vacation 6 days into the month then discovering the girl had lice(which we’re still fighting, but I think we’re finally getting the upper hand). A lot of words, a couple things finished, and others started.

She finally agreed to us cutting her hair

I’m hoping July will be a good one, too. I have my goals for the next round of RoW80 as well as next month’s goals at the end of this post. But, first, a final look at how June went.

Color Code

Goal Met

Progress

Nothing Done

Set Aside

Plotting:

  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge – Outline Act 4
  • Secondary: Heart to Heart – Brainstorm
  • Tertiary: Heart to Heart – Character Back Stories 
  • Stretch: Heart to Heart – Plot Summaries 
  • Stretch2: Heart to Heart – Story Toolkit – 10/22 sheets
    • This Week – Sheet 3(also sheet 4, 5a, & 5b, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c)

Writing:

  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge – 1st draft – 19996/~20000 words – so close, but the first draft is done!
    • This Week: Chapter 38, 39, 40, 41, & 42
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 850 words – 6303/850 words
    • This Week:
      • Hawk – 100 words – 133/100 words
      • Jacob & Matthew – 100 words – 196/100 words
      • Arresting Callum(back story to Flames of Redemption) – 100 words – 134/100 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 9.5 pages  12.58/9.5 pages
    • This Week: Type 1 chapter – 5/1 chapters
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 11 scenes – 16/11 scenes – finished Part 2! Finally!
    • This Week: Chapter 12, 13

Editing:

  • Primary: Flames of Renewal – Beta Edits 
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – Polish 
  • Tertiary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits
  • Stretch: Short Story Collection – Fleshing out Bree & Jenny
    • This Week: 5 scenes – 2/5 scenes

Reading:

  • Read: 10 books – 26/10 books
    • More Than Music(Elizabeth Briggs) Started this Sunday morning. Finished it Sunday evening.
    • Light Up the Night(Laura Trentham) – Started this Sunday evening. Finished it Sunday night.
    • Hold Your Breath(Katie Ruggle) – Started this Monday evening. Finished it Tuesday night.
    • Blood of the Empire(Christina Ochs) – Started this Wednesday night. Finished it Saturday afternoon.
    • Prowl(Alexis Duran) – Started this Saturday night. At 41%
  • Listen: 10 books – 21/10
    • Dash of Peril(Lori Foster) – Started this Thursday afternoon. Finished it Sunday morning.
    • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe(Benjamin Alire Saenz) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Monday afternoon.
    • American Pharoah(Joe Drape) – Started this Tuesday morning. Finished it Tuesday evening.
    • Rock Courtship(Nalini Singh) – Started this Tuesday evening. Finished it Wednesday morning.
    • Rock Redemption(Nalini Singh) – Started this Wednesday morning. Finished it Wednesday night.
    • Rock Wedding(Nalini Singh) – Started this Thursday morning. Finished it Thursday evening.
    • Restore Me(Tahereh Mafi) – Started this Friday morning. On Chapter 28/39

Social Media:

  • Post 5 regular weekly posts – 23/23 posts
    • This Week:
      • Writing Wednesday
      • Fiction Friday
      • Stream of Consciousness Saturday
      • Weekend Writing Warriors
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 4/3 posts
    • Flames of Renewal Cover Reveal
    • What I’m Working On
    • Coming Soon
    • Bonus Content: Derek

Crafting:

  • Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket – finish side 4 and finish up

And now it’s time to set up new goals for the next round of RoW80 and then I’ll break those down into next month’s goals. But, first I’ll evaluate how this year is going so far.

2018(so far)

Plotting:

  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge: Outline
  • Secondary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields 2: Outline
  • Tertiary: James & Tracy’s Story(Gilbert, CO) : Title & Outline
  • Stretch: Craving You(Kurztown) & Heart to Heart: Outlines

Drafting:

  • Primary: Finish 4 in Progress drafts
    • Green Hills & Smoky Fields
    • Whatever It Takes
    • High on Loving You
    • By the Gun
  • Secondary: Draft 5 new novels
    • Flames of Knowledge
    • Green Hills & Smoky Fields2
    • James & Tracy’s Story
    • Craving You(Erik & Jeff’s story)
    • Heart to Heart(stand-alone)
  • Tertiary: Side Projects – finish 10 first drafts
  • Stretch: Jonas & Isaac – 1st draft

Editing:

  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits
  • Tertiary: Law of Choice – send to CP
  • Stretch: Transfer 5 projects from One Note to Scrivener

Publishing:

  • Primary: Stained Blood
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal
  • Tertiary: Law of Choice
  • Stretch: 2 collections of short stories

Reading:

  • Primary: Read 250 books
  • Secondary: Listen 50 books

Social Media:

  • Primary: Just Jot It January
  • Secondary: A-Z Challenge
  • Tertiary: Story a Day(May & September)
  • Stretch: Patreon – 24 posts

Crafting:

  • Knit: 6 projects
  • Crochet: 6 projects

 

RoW80 Round 3

Plotting:

  • Primary: Heart to Heart – Finish Outlining
  • Secondary: Nowhere to Run – Outline Acts 2, 3 & 4
  • Tertiary: Neil & Lin(The Rileys #2) – Outline
  • Stretch: Pictures of the Past(Gilbert, Co #8) – Outline

Writing: 

  • Primary: Nowhere to Run – 1st draft
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 15000 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 45 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – Write Part 3

Editing:

  • Primary: Flames of Renewal – Proofread
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits
  • Tertiary: Short Story Collection
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – CP Edits

Publish:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading: 

  • Read: 60 books
  • Listen: 15 books

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post 5 Regular Weekly Blog posts
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 9 times
  • Tertiary: September Story a Day

July

Plotting: 

  • Primary: Heart to Heart – finish Story Toolkit
  • Secondary: Heart to Heart – Outline Act 1, List rest of scenes
  • Tertiary: Nowhere to Run – Outline Act 2
  • Stretch: Neil & Lin(Rileys #2) – Brainstorm

Writing:

  • Primary: Nowhere to Run – Draft through Chapter 14/~25000 words
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words 
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 4 Chapters

Editing:

  • Primary: Short Story Collection
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits(as I get chapters back)
  • Tertiary: Flames of Renewal – Proofread(once I get it back from proofreader)
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – CP edits(if I get it back this month)

Publish:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading:

  • Read: 20 books – 0/20 books
    • Prowl(Alexis Duran) – Started this Saturday night. At 41%
  • Listen: 5 books – 0/5
    • Restore Me(Tahereh Mafi) – Started this Friday morning. On Chapter 29/39

Social Media:

  • Post 5 Regular Blog Posts – 1/21 posts
    • This Week:
      • Sunday Summary
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 0/3

Comments on: "Sunday Summary: A New Month" (4)

  1. Another amazing round ahead with much planning here. This mapping out of projects shows clear priorities and deadlines for writing and knitting (Congrats on another beautiful blanket). May Round 3 go well for you — with lots of purple!

  2. I’ve got a lot going on through the beginning of the month, but I seem to be finding a good working rhythm, and I’ll be finishing up one involved and time-sensitive project in the morning. So, hopefully, i can help you with those Stained Blood Chapters this month.

    I will definitely put more focus on it next month, once my four months of writing challenges are over.

  3. Forgot to say that I think the girl’s hair looks very, very cute!

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