#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 1

ROW80 2019 – Round 1 – Check-in 1

Hi everyone and happy new year!

Not sure I can keep up with posting on Wednesdays but I’m going to give it a try. At the moment I’m on a break so it helps, though I’m still busy being a mom every day… =)

2018 ended up weirdly as we had to cancel our celebrations because each and every guest cold not make it for various reasons. Plus a family member was in the ER all day so the 31st was really off.

Strangely enough, 2019 still started well: our relative was released by the end of the 31st, with meds and rest to take, and everything else has been smooth. Somehow, not celebrating on New Year’s Eve was a blessing as I had the greatest night and kept sleeping through all the expected noise.

And so I also have some progress to report. Yay!

How about you? How is your year starting?

Color code
Over 60%, I use various shades of green, 100% being this flashy green.
Purple is for projects that are currently on hiatus: dark purple means there’s still a lot to do while mauve is for projects that are well advanced.
Finally blue is for comments on my progress since I last checked in.
Hope you’ll enjoy these rainbow posts. 😉

  1. Self-publish short erotica.  (45%)
    – Add metadata: just a few changes to make and I’m done  90%
    – Market the book: I finished the website page, prepared the illustrated extracts and shared the cover on social media. 15%
    ~ Illustrate & publish them: 6/6 illustrations; 0/6 sharing so 50%
    ~ Make a book trailer: I searched for some images and videos and I tossed some ideas on paper for a storyboard 15%
    ~ Write a press release: 0%
    ~ Create the website page: done! =) 
    ~ Contact the book bloggers I know of that might be interested: 0%
    ~ Compile the illustrated extracts on the blog: 0%

    – publish! 0%
  2. Story Time series:
    * Goldilocks:
    – review and edit the guide:  6/15 parts (27%)
    – compile the worksheets separately:  40/71 (56%)
    – compile the games separately: 6/20 (30%)
    – publish the flashcards, games (2 collections) and worksheets : 0/4 (0%)
    – publish the guide on Kindle (and maybe other platforms?)
    – submit it too
    * Bat and Friends: 50/72 episodes ready to use in class and part of the guide done. On the whole, I’m up to  36%
    – make worksheets (two per episode) 100/144 (69%)
    – make tests 0/18 (0%)
    – write the lesson plans. 11/72 episodes (15%)
    – review and edit the guide. (0%)
    – publish on Kindle. (0%)
    * RWBY:
    – make flashcards: for now I use pictures from the internet and I guess I’ll work on the flashcards later as this is not urgent.
    – prepare worksheet/activities for season 1 episodes: 13/16 (81%)
    – rewatch episodes for Character Files answer sheets : 6/20 (30%)
    – actually create worksheets for trailers+season 1 (module 1):  1/24 (4%)
    – create tests for module 1: 0/6 (0%)
    – create games for module 1
  3. #52haikus2019 challenge
    – Publish the post about the challenge on the blog: done on December 26th 100%
    – Share the blog post on social media: done, though I might share it again every now and then. ^^ 100%
    – Share it by email to haiku associations and so on
    – Actually do the challenge! I started right away with a New Year haiku:

  4. Compile #52haikus2018
    – reorganize the haikus by season
    – compile them into an ebook
    – look for a title: juggling ideas right now 10%
    – make a cover
    – share the ebook
  5. Japanese coursebooks:
    Hanashimashou: no news for now
    – correct and revise lessons. (6/90) 7%
    – make review sessions: currently working on #2 (1/3) 36%
    – make evaluations (1/3) 33%
    – make ppt for the classes (31/90) 34%
    – make worksheets (30/90) 33%
    – make vocabulary sheets (3/90) 3%
  6. Poetry collection:
     Complete meta-data: (60%)
    – Send to beta-reader 0/60 (0%)
    – Use beta’s feedback
    : 0/60 (0%)
    – Plan marketing:
    – Make a book trailer: I have some sort of storyboard. 10%
    – Publish the illustrated excerpts:
    0/23 (0%)
  7. Cruel Fairy Tales – second, enriched edition:
    Send to beta-readers : 4/13 (31%)
    Use beta-readers’ feedback: 5/39 (13%)
    Include more illustrations:  (0%)
    Finish new cover (50%)
    Publish second edition planned for December 2019
    Plan the marketing: besides publishing extracts on social networks, I’ll get in touch with blogs and so on to talk about the book in the coming months. Which means I also need to:
    ~ Write a press release
    ~ Update the website page
    ~ Contact the book bloggers I know of that might be interested
    ~ Compile the illustrated extracts on the blog

    ~ Make a book trailer
    ~ Market 2nd edition
  8. Little Black Riding Hood (LBRH): on hiatus for now
    – Write the intro: I decided to actually do that after the story is written. 20%
    Finish writing: 30/105 chapters  (29%)
    Reread and edit: 0/105 chapters (0%)
    Send to beta-readers: 1/15 (7%)
    Get their feedback and use it. 1/30 (3%)
    Prepare the ebook for self-publishing (80%)
    Work on the cover design:  15%
    Plan the marketing
    Make a book trailer
    Publish/submit it!
    Market the book.

14 réponses sur “#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 1”

  1. It’s amazing how fast things can change from one day to the next. Challenges filled your year’s end and yet, in the turn of the world you had rest and joy and your relative had relief… a good omen hopefully?

    1. Thanks Shan.

      I’m not sure about calmness as we’re in the middle of planning the wedding (it’s in 5 weeks!!!) but at least I feel in control on the whole. ^^

  2. I appreciate the preciseness of your planning, especially re the poetry books (and the haiku challenge). Most years I write poetry for April’s National Poetry Challenge, but the poems kind of languish in a file rather than being put in a book form. You’ve inspired me to set a new goal. How much we all work to bring balance in our lives. May 2019 bring you much writing and good health to all.

  3. I’m glad your family member made it home from the E.R. before the New Year. Everyone cancelling their plans sounds like a lovely Christmas to me, but I can see how it could be very disappointing.

    You’ve made a lot of progress already!

    1. I don’t care about not celebrating so much but when you plan something and every single guest has a problem, you can’t help but feel down for not seeing them and for them having trouble. ^^;

    1. Thanks Shannon.

      Funny, to me my goals all have similar levels of difficulty, which I would define as feasible. It’s interesting to see you consider these 2 as not easy. ^^

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