If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m participating in several blog challenges and activities this month.
This post is primarily for the #WeekendCoffeeshare linkup hosted by Parttimemonster and #ROW80. It’s also part of Blogher’s Writing Lab, #Postaday on WordPress, and BloggingFreedom.org’s 30 Day Challenge.
So now that all my hashtagging is out of the way, I would tell you that I’m super proud of myself because I stuck to my intentions and did not blog in December, even when I was furious about my church’s reaction to the Syrian refugee issues. And I’ll tell you that Luther said everything I could say right here; go read it if you haven’t.
I’d tell you that I’ve decided not to run Redefining Disability in 2016, though I fully plan to bring the project back online in the future. The challenge questions will stay online for anyone to use, and I encourage anyone who’s interested in the perspectives of people with disabilities to please check out Meriah Nichols’ site, Two Thirds of the Planet. I’m going to be stepping back my involvement in social justice blogging and related activities this year, including the Feminist Friday discussions, although I’ll still make an effort to reblog posts that I think you guys would like.
This was a hard decision for me to make, because I care about politics and social responsibility, and most of the blogging friendships I’ve made have been with people I met because we share social views. It’s entirely possible that I’ll change my mind halfway through the year, and I’m okay with that, but for right now this is the best thing for my mental and emotional health.
I’d tell you that I’m watching Slugterra, and it’s hands-down the best cartoon I’ve seen in 20 years. When I started watching it, I thought it would be nothing more than a Pokemon clone with a wild West motif, and it is, but it’s a lot more. My only complaint is — as usual — the dearth of female characters.
And then I would move on to my #ROW80 Goals.
In December, I realized I had about four years of “stuff” done for my science fantasy serial. It inclueds drafts, roleplay, worldbuilding, and some scattered notes. I realized that most of my formal “notes” were in IM discussions with my friend Hannah, and that’s bad because I need to be able to look at them for consistency. Most of the worldbuilding I started with changed dramatically and I don’t have a good record of it. Most of the plotlines have been revamped, worked over, and changed. I don’t have a good record of what I was thinking or why I made the changes, although I do have a good memory and a working timeline.
I know that as the series grows, that’s not going to be enough. So, my goal for the round (and probably the rest of the year) is to GET MY CRAP TOGETHER and organize my documents, or make better documents than what I had.
- Step 1 is to make a list of everything I want to do. (Due January 31st.)
- Step 2 is to chunk the list into a work breakdown so I don’t get overwhelmed. (Due Febrary 29th.)
- Step 3 is to…figure out Step 3, which I will be better able to do once the first two steps are completed. (Due by the end of the ROW80 round)
So, yep! Looks like this will be a year long project.
I’m also committing to a weekly mini-goal post on Mondays and, obviously, Goal check-ins on Sunday for ROW80.