I want to thank everyone for their support on my last check-in. I didn’t plan for all that to pour out, but I suppose it needed to come out. I’m sure there will be more posts like that, not today, but soon. I was touched to tears by your support and encouragement. Thank you.
Kait’s check-in asked us to evaluate where we are with our goals. I need to refine a bit, so here are the original goals, with refinements after each one:
I will write one page a day on each of the two fiction works that have bubbled to the top. I may use 750 words for this, and throw in a page of blog posts or one of the other fiction ideas, but I’m not sure yet. I’ve had to back off this goal, but I have been writing, so I’m not upset by it. I’ve been writing longhand recently, but I am spending at least half an hour a day, so that is something. Most of what I write is personal, but does help with some scenes in one of my works in progress.
I will continue to refine my main author blog, which may involve combining the Lapidary Prose blog with Elizabeth Anne Mitchell. This goal has just not happened yet, but I would like to keep it for the rest of the Round. I think it is something I need to do.
As I’ve returned to being a sponsor, I will visit all my 8’s twice a week. I am keeping up with this goal.
I will catch up with Facebook, Twitter, and my other sites for no more than an hour daily. I have been keeping up with this goal.
I will reply to all comments on my blogs. Sometimes it takes me a few days, but I am keeping up with comments.
Walk at least 5,000 steps a day, tracked by a pedometer. Total fail. I have made perhaps 1,000 steps a day. I will commit to getting to 2,000 steps by the end of the Round.
Use the stairs going upstairs; if I want to, I can cheat going downstairs. I’ve done pretty well at this goal.
I have let many dear friends fall off my radar these past few months. I will stay in contact with the group daily, if only briefly, and weekly individually. I have done rather well at this goal.
I will stay in better touch with my daughters on Facebook or by phone. My sons are back home, so my only trouble connecting with them is that they have vampire schedules. So-so on the goal, but I am leaving it as it is for the rest of the Round.
Welcome to the blog, Kristal.
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