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November:

Posted thought-provoking questions in:

  • Accountabuddies
  • Global Writing Community

Answered thought-provoking questions in:

  • Accountabuddies
  • A Question a Day Prompts
  • Write Warriors
  • Heroes Fairies and Scholars
  • Global Writing Community

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Prompts:

  • A Question a Day: 30
  • Girls Day Out:
    • Worked on
    • Looked at:
      • Reference art
      • Outline notes
    • Filed:
      • 3 misc notes
      • 2 story notes
    • Answered thought-provoking questions in: Write Warriors 
    • Edited
    • Researched
    • Updated:
      • Outline notes
      • Google Drive for reference art
    • Spoke to Partner in Crime
    • Used Find and Replace
    • Had to troubleshoot with Google:
      • Docs
      • Play
      • Drive
    • Asked  small group of Accountabilibudies and two members of Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group to help me with keeping me with the deadline:
      • They asked for my progress and deadline
      • One Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group member and I helped each other and checked in with each other three times a week

Paying for the Past:

  • Worked on
  • Updated…:
    • Character Profiles:
      • Orpin
      • Teagan
      • Esai
    • Magic section
    • Protective Gemstone section
    • Basics
  • Fixed book
  • Researched
  • Edited
  • External pieces:
    • Wrote and printed:
      • Thwaites Family Reaches Out to Orpin
      • Jameson Family Prays to Esai
  • Folder for external pieces:
    • Designed cover
    • Filed 2 external pieces
  • Folder for notes:
    • Designed cover
    • Filed 1 story scenes
  • Multiple Traditions:
    • Worked on
    • Edited
    • Discussed scene with another author (my brother) and he inspired ideas
    • Turned the scene on its head
    • Reread carefully to make sure the details were exactly right
    • Finished
    • Noted where it goes
    • Filed
  • Answered thought-provoking questions in:
    • Accountabuddies
    • Write Warriors
  • Worked on in my to go notebook
    • Copied and modified what I wrote in my to go notebook to my notebook

Updated… Albums:

  • Attires for My Characters Part IV
    • Tagged designer I know
  • My Style
  • Memories I Want to Keep III
  • Drawrings

Adult Literacy Tutoring:

  • First Class of the Month:
    • Attended
    • Took notes
    • Covered for a tutor
    • Two of my students also returned
    • Went over a students’ assignment
    • Students and I worked on:
      • Reading 7 pieces
      • Helped them with terms they needed help with
      • Worked on 2 writing pieces
    • They requested:
      • A couple reading assignments be sent to them
      • Writing assignments while in class
    • Collected contact info from a student
    • Emailed all students the readings
  • Second Class of the Month:
    • Attended Had 2 students
    • We:
      • Read 6 books Went over 1 student’s homework
      • When other student wanted to do the assignment, so I set up the one who did the assignment with reading while the other did the writing assignment
      • Worked out tough terms
      • Worked on 3 writing assignments
  • Third Class of the Month:
    • Troubleshooted issues with:
      • Chromebook Zoom (screen sharing)
    • Wrote notes
    • Went over homework assignments:
      • Turned out one student was confused
    • Did:
      • 4 writing assignments in class
      • Explained 2 assignments in more detail
    • Read 4 short books:
      • I helped with tough words
      • I warned about the UK and US version of spelling and pronunciation of a word
      • They started helping each other with tough terms
    • Asked boss Thanksgiving week’s schedule
    • Emailed students:
      • Confirmed schedule for Thanksgiving week
      • A reading assignment
      • A writing assignment
      • A note reminding them they can always reach out
  • Out of class:
    • Noted a book they may like
    • Helped a student understand their assignment with definition and example
  • Fourth Class of the Month:
    • Went over student’s homework:
      • I reread the homework email
      • We talked about our December plans
      • How she liked the reading I assigned
    • Discussed:
      • The Goodreads app
      • Aesop’s Fables
      • Lore of the Wild by Claire Cock-Starkey
      • How a word translated from her native language to English
    • Wrote 3 assignments together:
      • I explained 2
    • Reading:
      • She read 2 stories
      • I read 2 stories to her
    • Spoke to boss about:
      • Winter break
      • A book I hope the library has for my students
    • Emailed my students about:
      • What my boss said
      • What that means for her
      • The title of the book I thought she’d love
      • The resource she asked for Her homework

Writing Sprints:

  • Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group:
    • First Meeting of the Month:
      • Wrote notes
      • Attended
      • Discussed:
        • Covid/sickness
        • What our Halloween plans were
        • Horror movies
        • Editing our works
      • Discussed our goals
      • Worked on our projects
      • Discussed our progresses
      • Offered my help to 2 members:
        • 1 emailed me and I replied
    • Second Meeting of the Month:
      • Wrote notes
      • Attended
      • Discussed:
        • Weather
        • Our days:
          • My new job
          • Advice I got on that job during the writing sprint
        • The writing sprint schedule throughout this month
        • Typing vs. handwriting
      • Discussed our goals
      • Worked on our projects
      • Discussed our progresses
    • Third Meeting of the Month:
      • Attended
      • Let host know I can no longer attend writing workshops
      • Discussed:
        • Jobs/me getting a new job from same client
        • Weather Heaters/apartments’ heating systems
        • Jackets/blankets
        • The editing goblins in our head
        • Different drafts due to cryogenically scenes we don’t use
        • Putting friends and family in our writing:
          • With/without their permission
          • What’s worse: vilifying your family/friends or killing them in your writing?
      • Discussed goals
      • Worked on our goals
      • Discussed our progresses
        • I made the host proud by working on only one project for the whole hour for the whole hour (never done that before)
    • Fourth Meeting of the Month:
      • Wrote notes
      • Attended
      • Took notes
      • Discussed what we’re working on
      • Wrote what everyone was working on
      • Worked on my goals
      • Had to restart my computer and leave early
    • Fifth Meeting of the Month:
      • Wrote goals
      • Attended
      • Discussed our goals
        • Mine in detail this time with a small request
      • Took notes
      • Worked on our projects
      • Discussed our progresses
      • Discussed:
        • Some of our projects in depth December
        • Cats/ mine (Iggy)
      • Emails:
        • One member emailed me and I replied
        • I emailed another member

Sin Eater:

  • Filed:
    • 2 story notes
    • 1 misc notes
  • Answered thought-provoking questions in:
    • Accountabuddies
    • Write Warriors
  • Meeting with my beta reader:
    • First Meeting of the Month:
      • Read a bit of the last scene to beta reader
      • She helped me introduce the newest character and the character’s style
      • Worked on
    • Second Meeting of the Month:
      • I went over what I read last time
      • Read and edited pages 97-102
      • Noted where to start next time
      • She gave me suggestions that I took
  • Updated… Profiles:
    • Kadelia Madrise

Inspiration Dossier:

  • Read and updated Inspiration Dossier updates
  • Casts I Like:
    • Obey Me
      • Updated Outfits
  • People I Admire:
    • Filed 1
  • Authors I Admire:
    • Filed 3
  • Best Male Role Models:
    • Showed one of the males his files; he was moved
    • Filed 2
  • Assignments from my Past:
    • Collected 7
    • Filed 25
  • Best Writing:
    • Filed 3
    • An Extensive Look at Fiction:
      • Worked on
      • Researched:
        • Read 1 book
        • Watched 2 shows
        • Read various various:
          • Cable guides
          • Internet links
  • Letters:
    • Filed 6
    • Wrote 4
    • Collected 3
  • Great Advice:
    • Collected 3
    • Filed 4
  • Best Memories:
    • Updated and filed 1
    • With Dad:
      • Filed 1
    • With Richard:
      • Worked on and filed 2
    • With Adam:
      • Filed 9
  • Most Influential Characters I Created:
    • Filed 1
  • Worst Nightmares:
    • Filed 1
  • Obey Me Fanfics Requests:
    • Filed 7

Accountabuddies:

  • Beta Reader 1 (we read our fiction aloud to each other):
    • First Meeting of the Month:
      • My story:
        • Read a bit of the last scene to beta reader
        • She helped me introduce the newest character and the character’s style
        • Worked on
      • Her story:
        • She read her story aloud
        • We discussed:
          • Differences between our drafts
          • Notes she added to her draft for future in depth edits
          • Edits we worked on during the reading
          • How I thought she should read certain parts
    • Second Meeting of the Month:
      • My story:
        • I went over what I read last time
        • Read and edited pages 97-102
        • Noted where to start next time
        • She gave me suggestions that I took
      • Her story:
        • We discussed:
          • Her meeting with her publisher
          • What’s next: t
            • The checklist
            • What’s next for us
            • Edits
        • She read a chapter
      • We also discussed:
        • Another story idea of hers
        • I helped with a bit
        • I left her speechless with a scene from a different story of mine
        • How I can work on multiple projects
  • Beta reader 3 (read chapters, answer questions and edit):
    • Gave him update
    • Read, edited, and made suggestions on all 4 chapters I was sent
    • Sent email with feedback and answered questions he sent all beta readers
    • Met with him via phone
  • BWWG: Member 1:
    • Editing Job 1:
      • She requested my editing services
      • We discussed details
      • She sent me the story
      • I’ve:
        • Read
        • Emailed her questions
        • Added comments and questions
        • Edited (in suggestion mode)
      • Met with via Zoom:
        • Troubleshooted Zoom issues
      • Emailed her final feedback
    • Editing Job 2:
      • Not even a couple days later, she hired me for a second editing job under the same parameters
      • Skimmed story an hour after job was given and suggested edits for all extra spaces to be deleted
      • Days later, I read it carefully and:
      • Checked all Spanish and French terms and phrases for correct spelling and where to put the correct accents because not all computer keyboards have the correct connection to all languages
      • Added notes and edits in suggestion mode Added comments to the document
      • Emailed her

Obey Me 18+:

  • Birthdays:
    • Wished 1 member a happy birthday
    • Wished 1 member a belated birthday

An Unnatural Pull to Death:

  • Had one of my brothers pick which character is writing a student life prompt
  • Explained what the story is about to my brother whose a writer

Pictures with Other Authors

Idea book:

  • Added 4 ideas

Survey/ Reviews:

  • Surveys:
    • National Alliance for Eating Disorders (formerly Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness)

Office:

  • Filed docs in 3 folders
  • Reorganized top of filing cabinet
  • Reorganized top drawer
  • Filed and organized desk

The Fierce Mermaid:

  • Was inspired by Disney’s 1989 The Little Mermaid
  • Researched
  • Wrote:
    • Notes of the most inspirational parts of the movie
    • My plot
    • Characters Cast Dual character profiles for who will be telling the story
  • Started the story
  • Told four writers (one my brother, one my husband, and two of my sisters) about the idea in great detail
  • They thought it was very creative
  • One sister gave me advice

Stockings:

  • Updated 14 of the ones I have

December:

Posted thought-provoking questions in:

  • Accountabuddies
  • Global Writing Community

Answered thought-provoking questions in:

  • Accountabuddies
  • A Question a Day Prompts
  • Write Warriors
  • Global Writing Community
  • Heroes Fairies and Scholars

Kaylyn Gabbert fan page

Prompts:

  • A Question a Day: 31
  • Girls Day Out:
    • Filed: 3 misc notes 1 story notes
    • Edited
    • Worked on
    • Shared progress with an Accountability partner from Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group
    • Spoke with a close friend about sensitive scenes
    • Shared progress with Accountabuddy
      Researched
    • Reached out to Partner in Crime for advice
    • Asked a special Facebook group for help with a word
    • Updated:
      • Notes at beginning of the story
      • Earlier scenes
    • Saved images to reference art folder then to Google Drive
    • Looked at sequel’s (Camping Weekend) notes
    • Took pictures of my fashion that was mentioned in the story and added pictures to Google Drive and files
    • Final Draft:
    • Scene-by-scene:
      • Copied
      • Moved
      • Reread
      • Carefully and meticulously edited
      • Worked on
    • Answered thought-provoking questions in: Write Warriors
    • Created folder for Trebbag Lyrics in Files and in Google Drive
    • Shared folder with Partner in Crime
    • Saved his comments
    • Saved hard copies of both first and final drafts for self
  • Spellcraft:
    • Did 1 3 part reflection assignment

Adult Literacy Tutoring:

  • Outside class:
    • Updated class notes in my notebook
    • My boss emailed me about both a book I was curious about getting my students and something about Literacy Review Submission and I replied asking about both
    • Helped a student understand the book submission PDF and her homework
    • Culture Pass:
      • Tried to claim my free Culture Pass
      • Found out my library card is expired:
        • Asked Culture Pass about it
        • Asked my boss about it
        • Boss fixed my expired library card within minutes she
  • First Class of the Month:
    • Requested my students to email me their homework
    • Took notes
    • Went over my student’s homework from last week:
      • She had a little bit of her native language in the homework I recognized it immediately and what she meant I checked it and typed what she meant in Zoom’s chat feature
      • Since there’s a chance my students can get their writing in a hard copy of a book we worked primarily on:
        • Writing
        • Editing
        • Vocab
    • Emailed students:
      • Assurance I’m here to help and encourage them
      • Their homework
      • The PDF for the book submissions
      • The holiday break coming up and my homework plans for it (this was only to the student who wasn’t there last week)
  • Second Class of the Month:
    • Went over first student’s homework
    • Went over what the PDF was about and what we’ll do next time the opportunity arises
    • Did 3 writing assignments:
      • Explained what they meant
      • Gave them examples
    • Emailed students their homework and notes based on homework we went over

Inspiration Dossier:

  • Assignments from my Past:
    • Collected 9
    • Worked on 1
  • Letters:
    • Collected 8
    • Wrote and sent out 24
  • Best Memories:
    • Adam:
      • Collected 2
      • Updated 1
    • Updated Nicknames
    • Worked on and collected:
      • Stockings 2022
      • Santaa-gedmon

Updated… Albums:

  • Attires for my Characters Part IV
  • Memories I Want to Keep III
  • Drawrings!!!
  • My Styles

Accountabuddies:

  • Beta Reader 1 (We read each others’ work to each other for edits and feedback):
    • We rescheduled due to overworking at day jobs
  • Beta Reader 2 (I read chapters and email feedback and edits):
    • She emailed me she finished a chapter but understands December schedules I let her know when I can start in December thanks to time off from other jobs
    • She sent it
    • I printed it
  • Beta Reader 3 (I look at the character art and read chapters; edit, give feedback, and answer questionnaire):
    • Met with him by phone and he told me he got and read all my feedback
    • He answered one of my questions
  • Private member:
    • We’ve emailed three days a week in attempt to stay on our goals
    • I assured her that once I was done with my goal I’d help her stay on hers
    • When she found herself struggling, I suggested she broke it down into a smaller goals

Office:

  • Bulletin board:
    • Reorganized
    • Decluttered
  • Filing cabinet:
    • Filed pieces in 2 folders
  • Desk:
    • Decluttered
    • Organized shelves
    • Cleared most of it off

Surveys/Reviews:

  • Surveys:
    • Access-a-ride (the cab system set up by the city bus system for the elderly and disabled)
    • My pain management appointment
    • A call with my insurance company

Sin Eater:

  • Collected notes from Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything by Crispin Boyer for the story
  • Researched
  • Collected:
    • 1 research notes
    • 2 story notes
  • Filed:
    • 2 story notes
    • 1 research notes
  • Answered thought-provoking questions in:
    • Accountabuddies
    • Write Warriors

Music Nymphs:

  • Collected notes from Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything by Crispin Boyer for the story
  • Collected 1 research notes

Christmas:

  • Made 5 presents
  • Decorated 4 stockings
  • Decorated 4 Christmas wooden designs
  • Sent out 22 personalized Christmas cards
  • Personally handed out 4/5 personalized Christmas cards

Artistics:

  • Stamped a jewelry piece
  • Braided pieces:
    • Braided 2 good luck charms
    • Braided a bracelet
    • Braided a cat toy
    • Braided necklace
  • Wooden designs: Decorated 7 pieces
  • Drew: Drew 5
  • Watercolors: Painted 6

Paying for the Past:

  • Answered thought-provoking questions in:
    • Accountabuddies
    • Write Warriors
  • Filed:
    • 2 story notes
    • 1 misc notes

The Fierce Mermaid:

  • Answered thought-provoking questions in: Accountabuddies Write Warriors
  • Told my niece (10) and youngest fan and my youngest brother (20) a bit about
  • Edited
  • Researched
  • Read a couple scenes to other writers who happen to be brothers, a sister of mine, and a couple of friends and saved their reviews
  • Worked on
  • Updated: Casmira’s character profile Cast list
  • Wrote notes on what possible shows Casmira and Amelia could watch and the pros and cons of certain shows
  • Folder:
    • Decorated
    • Filed:
      • 2 misc notes
      • 1 research notes
      • 2 outline notes
      • 2 external scenes
    • Designed cover
  • Interviewed a trusted person about a sensitive topic in the book
    • Researched it further as not to upset them
  • Created folder on phone:
    • Filed:
    • 1 external scene
    • 1 outline notes
  • Met with a trusted mentor to see what she thought of my plan and the story so far
  • Wrote 2 external scenes

Obey Me 18+: Birthdays:

  • Birthdays:
    • Wished 1 character a happy birthday
    • Wished 1 member a happy birthday
    • Collected 12 for next year so we can celebrate them as a group on the day Wished game character a happy birthday

Writing Sprints: Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group:

  • First Meeting of the Month:
    • Wrote goals
    • Attended
    • Took notes
    • Discussed our plans for the sprint
    • Worked on our goals
    • Discussed our progresses
    • Discussed:
      • Adult Literacy Submissions for the Brooklyn Library I volunteer at
      • Holidays:
        • Holiday cards
        • Pets in cards
        • Sprint schedules for the month
        • Writing workshops and how they work
  • Second Meeting of the Month:
    • Wrote goals
    • Started goals
    • Attended Discussed:
      • Christmas/stockings
      • Residency applications (member shared link)
      • My Start Story (I shared link and explained what it is)
    • Discussed our goals
    • Worked on our projects
    • Discussed our progresses
  • Third Meeting of the Month:
    • Wrote goals
    • Started goals
    • Attended
    • Discussed:
      • Stressful winters:
        • Why they are stressful
      • Fashion:
        • Rainbow (clothing store)
        • Hot Topic:
        • How are emo/goth sides can simply go dormant
      • My Start Story:
        • Doing it in the way that makes them most comfortable
        • How doing this is a major confidence booster
    • Discussed our plans for the sprint
    • Worked on our goals
    • Discussed our progresses
  • Fourth Meeting of the Month:
    • Wrote goals
    • Attended
    • We discussed:
      • Holidays
      • Weather and how it affects us
      • Family
    • We discussed our goals
    • We worked on our projects
    • We discussed our progresses

Studied:

  • Classical Music history

Goodreads:

  • Read 62/55 books out of my yearly reading challenge

Reviews of my WIPs