#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 6

ROW80 2019 – Round 1 – Check-in 6

Hi everyone!

I tend not to include a lot of personal goals here, but as Eden kindly pointed out last Wednesday, the work in the house and the wedding are very present in my life at the moment and they deserve their spots here, just like my breastfeeding quest last year…

So I added sections to the post : writing goals and personal goals.

On the whole, finding time and energy was hard this week, so I really focused on my publishing projects – the idea is to do as much as possible this round so that I can concentrate on actually writing Little Black Riding Hood and another story later.

I also had to take yesterday afternoon off to try make-up (probably the most girly afternoon I’ve spent in my adult life… 😛 ) so some goals I only work on on Saturdays had to be left out.

Less than 3 weeks now, so we should have less on our minds soon. Granted the house is a long term project but it’s pretty much part of our routine now so I’m really hoping to write more after honeymoon.

How about you? Do think personal goals are part and parcel of a Round?  

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. 😉

Writing goals

  1. Self-publish short erotica. OK, most of the job is done but I really need to work on the press release!  (65%)
    – Add metadata: done!  100% (Completed on January 9)
    – Market the book:  50%
    ~ Illustrate & publish extracts: 6/6 illustrations; 3/6 sharing so 75%
    ~ Make a book trailer: Here it is, as promised. (Completed January 11)  100%

    ~ Share the book trailer on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon Author Central: For Instagram and Facebook, I needed to convert the video to mp4; that’s done but I’m waiting until tomorrow to post the trailer so that it does not eclipse the haiku I shared yesterday. ^^  3/5 (60%)
    ~ Write a press release: 
    ~ Create the website page: 
    100% (completed January 1st)
    ~ Contact the book bloggers I know of that might be interested: I started sorting out bloggers/booktubers/bookstragramers
    ~ Compile the illustrated extracts on the blog:
    100% (Completed on January 14)

    – publish!  99% (pre-order status completed on January 13)
  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: 52/72 episodes ready to use in class but I plan to add some activities. On the whole, I’m up to 135/360  (37.5%)
    – make comprehension worksheets (two per episode) 104/144 (72%)
    – make grammar & vocabulary worksheets (one per episode) 0/72 but I created a template & took notes of the verbs we’re going to work on for 20/72 episodes so for now 14%
    – make tests 0/18 (0%)
    – write the lesson plans. 11/72 episodes (15%)
    – review and edit the guide. (0%)
    – publish on Kindle. (0%)
    * RWBY: Nothing new this time.
    – 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: 14.5/16 (91%)
    – rewatch episodes for Character Files answer sheets : 9/20 (45%)
    – 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
    – Share blog post by email to haiku associations and so on. Found the contact information and will send the email soon. 30%
    – Actually do the challenge! Here’s this week’s haiku:

  4. Compile #52haikus2018
    – reorganize the haikus by season: 100% (completed on January 5)
    – compile them into an ebook: working on the layout. 75%
    look for a title:  100% (Completed on January 6)
    – make a cover:  100% (completed on January 6)
    – share/publish the ebook:   10%
    – create the on-demand paper version: For now, I’m not sure I’ll publish both versions at the same time and I want to focus on the ebook.0%
  5. Japanese coursebooks:
    Hanashimashou: Just a few minor corrections yesterday but starting next month I’ll dedicate a slot on Saturday mornings to this goal.
    – correct and revise lessons. (6/90) 7%
    – make review sessions: (1/3) 38%
    – 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: (98%)
    – 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:  (100%) – Completed January, 6.
    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 (but I keep thinking about it lately so probably back on the table once publications are well on their way. =D )
    – 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.

Personal goals

  1. Wedding planning
    Most of the preparations are done but listing what’s left can help me feel more relaxed so here goes: (I’ll just cross out things as they’re done)
    x Appointments
    – make an appointment with the photographer to organize the day
    – make an appointment witht the DJ to organize the party:
    x Preparations for D Day
    – make a list of the games and animations we want for the DJ
    – find the hard drive where our karaoke are stored
    – choose the karaoke we want for the wedding
    – get my dress back from the seamstress
    – confirm the drinks now we have the definite number of people attending
    – take care of the grocery shopping
    – test the vegetable dish (tomorrow if things go according to plan)
    – take care of the bedding arrangements for the girls
    – entrust the best man with the rings (plus a small decoration job as he’s an artist)
    – confirm the accomodation arrangements for the guests who aren’t local
    – make a decision on the seating arrangements
    – get the decorations and cloth
    – prepare our outfits and accessories
    x Preparations for the honeymoon
    – find our suitcase in the attic
    – pack
    – book a taxi from the airport
    – find the charger for our camera’s battery (well technically just the cord…)
    x Other
    – Change handbag (I got the new one yesterday but still need to transfer my stuff into it)
    – Get some waterproof make-up remover (I stopped wearing make-up more than 15 years ago so…)
  2. House renovation & redesign
    No list here, as it would be endless… I’ll just talk about what’s in progress and what’s done.
    x Today we’re going to focus on cleaning the after-wall-destruction remaining mess, organizing the new kitchen and also tidying the attic in the hope we’ll then find the missing suitcase we plan to use for our honeymoon.
    x Tomorrow should be about finishing stuff we left pending last Sunday: rerouting the water pipes that were inside the wall we tore down, closing the gaps left where the wall used to stand and some other finishing touches in the family room.
    If there’s enough time, some electricity work could get started in the annex (the electrical installation we found mostly dated from when the electricity came to our city, with cotton in the cables and such lovely dangers…)

2 réponses sur “#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 6”

  1. With all the things you’ve got on your plate, you’re making incredible progress… step by step.

    It’s been years since I did a professional makeover. I remember it being kind of fun though. What was your impression?

    1. Well, it wasn’t a professional one, as my best friend is taking care of my make-up. Lots of fun though, and I liked the results. in the end, we’re planning on 2 different make-up: one for daytime and one for the party at night.

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