September Challenge; Day-1 Follow Up

So, this is Day-2 my September 2020 30-Day Challenge.  Posting a follow of up how much I accomplish in my goal has turned out to be a little harder than I thought they would be because I didn’t plan ahead that I was going to make this into something I did publicly to hold myself accountable.  That’s why the first post was posted so late in the day on September first. I also forgot that I had a bunch of high school-related stuff for my kid scheduled on the first that made meeting my goals a little difficult. After spending most of my day listening to various welcome talks and reading through a bunch of information I finally got work on my own goals for the day.  How did I do? Well…

Not a great as I had hoped.

Challenge 1: Draw One Character Portrait per day for thirty days – This challenge was a little annoying because I had my drawing table covered with my son’s school supplies and had to reorganize everything just so I could sit down at a table and draw.

Challenge 2: Thirty Days of Painting – I didn’t work on this at all on September 1, 2020. I ran out of time. I know. Shame on me. But I got up first thing this on September 2, 2020, to start on my paintings. My painting from a photograph isn’t pretty, but it is done. Click here to see it on Instagram. Today’s paint challenge photo is the picture on this post. Photo credit goes to Michael Okawa @michaelokawa on Instagram

Challenge 3: Thirty Days of #TwritingPrompts – Day-1 #TwritingPrompt was posted on the afternoon of the first and Day-2 #TwritingPrompt was scheduled to post on the second at 5:00 AM Eastern on Twitter.


Challenge 4: Thirty Days of Short Stories – I did not finish my short story for submission. I did work on a longer short story I’m planning on submitting to an anthology, but it is still incomplete.

Challenge 5: Thirty Days of #TwritingPrompt Stories – This I did complete and it has posted. You can read my first Flash Fiction for this month’s challenge, here. Most of it was written along with the first post of this series while listening to a virtual assembly for my kid’s school.

Challenge 6: Thirty Days of Social Media Posts – I posted to my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram original and unique posts. My blog auto-publishes to my LinkedIn and Pinterest also but I did not make any unique posts there.


Challenge 7: Thirty Days of Social Media Growth – While I did interact with several people on Twitter, I did not do any interacting with others on any other social media site. This goal was an absolute fail for my first day.

Challenge 8: 30 Days of Recording – One video. *sad face*

Challenge 9: Thirty Days of Reading – When it got down to the wire on my time constraint, I had to choose between social media, painting, and reading. Since I’ve taken so long to work my way through this book already, I did the responsible thing and chose the book. You can see my update on the chapters on Facebook at Indie Book Geeks.

Challenge 10: Thirty Days of Fitness – I met my goal of walking at least 10,000 steps. There’s a nice long circuit (more than 3 miles is long for me) around the Chambers Bay Park and my son and I walked it after his school stuff was taken care of.  It is a hilly walk and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to make what looks to be an altitude change of over a hundred feet. And I managed to get a session with the 30-Day Six Pack Abs. I had forgotten I was trying to complete it all in 30 days and started back up where I left off last time I had used it, instead of starting from the beginning. I’ll go back to the start in the morning and work through from Day-1.

Overall not a very successful start to my challenges. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. 

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