#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 9

ROW80 2019 – Round 1 – Check-in 9

Hi everyone!

Today I experimented some more with the Pomodoro technique, so some progress was made.

Snow came back last night, so it’s a bit of  slow day, though it was not as bad as expected and we could drive almost normally this morning.

The cold is taking its tow on the family as we have to take our first daughter to the doctor tonight and our male dog to the vet tomorrow. Hope it’s nothing serious for either of them.
As for me, I tend to be cold all the time (thank you very much, anemia…), so I use warm pads all the time. It also keeps my muscles from spraining, so in the end it’s good.

As the house is in serious need of better insulation, we feel the temperature drop even inside. Thank God the girls’ bedroom stays nice and warm!

How about you? How are you with the cold?    

Color code
red=0-9%
1025%
2645%
4660%
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. Final version is on KDP, ready for February 14  99%
    – Add metadata:  100% (Completed on January 9)
    – Market the book: Just need to share the last extract (I’m not counting the marketing once the book is released ^^)  95%
    ~ Illustrate & publish extracts: 6/6 illustrations; 5/6 sharing so 91%
    ~ Make a book trailer: (Completed January 11)  100%
    ~ Share the book trailer on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon Author Central:  (100% – completed January 21)
    ~ Write a press release:
    100% (completed January 23)
    ~ Create the website page: 
    100% (completed January 1st)
    ~ Contact the book bloggers or journalists I know of who might be interested:  Done. 
    100% (completed January 26)
    ~ 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: 53/72 episodes ready to use in class but I plan to add some activities. On the whole, I’m up to 202/432  (47%)
    – make comprehension worksheets (two per episode) 106/144 (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 45/72 episodes so for now 31%
    – make tests 0/18 (0%)
    – write the lesson plans. 11/72 episodes (15%)
    – review and edit the guide. (0%)
    – publish on Kindle. (0%)
    * RWBY: No news.
    – 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 : 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
    – Share blog post by email to haiku associations and so on. Got an answer from the biggest French Haiku association. =) 100% (completed on January 25)
    – Actually do the challenge! Here’s this week’s haiku, in case you missed it on Sunday:

  4. Compile #52haikus2018
    – reorganize the haikus by season: 100% (completed on January 5)
    – compile them into an ebook: 100% (completed on January 26)
    look for a title:  100% (Completed on January 6)
    – make a cover:  100% (completed on January 6)
    – share/publish the ebook: I uploaded the file and made a few layout changes to fit the Kindle format better; now I need to check these changes give the results I expected   50%
    – create the on-demand paper version: Since I have the time to do so, I’ll try the KDP paper version for the first time. 10%
  5. Japanese coursebooks:
    Hanashimashou: I now have a spot in my schedule which I will dedicate to this for now.
    – 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:
     25%
    – 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: I really need to send emails to my beta-readers to unfreeze them…
    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
    – Also publish an on-demand paper version
    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
    list the late grocery shopping we’ll need
    – take care of that grocery shopping
    test the vegetable dish (tomorrow if things go according to plan)
    test the potato dish: done and it was great so the menu is finalized at last.
    – 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 we booke/ordered
    – prepare our outfits and accessories + the girls’ too
    confirm the photobooth with the deposit
    find our funny accessories for the photobooth (we have lots of wigs and other cosplay stuff somewhere in boxes…)
    x Preparations for the honeymoon
    find our suitcase in the attic
    get traveling-size toothpaste etc
    – pack
    book a taxi from the airport
    – find the charger for our camera’s battery (well technically just the cord…)
    x Other
    Change handbag
    – Get some waterproof make-up remover: order is placed
  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. Not much news since we usually do this on Sundays and Mondays but the electrician did drop by to fix our internet cable problem.
    x On Monday, we canceled any work because everyone needed a break. Now we’ll see after the wedding I guess, unless my man decides to do something out of the blue next week (he took days off for the last wedding preparations but I don’t think he’ll need all that time in the end).

2 réponses sur “#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 9”

  1. We’ve gotten quite a bit of snow and frigid temperatures here as well. I think the cold can sap anyone of a bit of motivation and slow things down for all. Here’s hoping your daughter and your dog get well soon.

    1. Thanks Rob. Our daugther probably caught some virus.
      Unfortunately, our dog has bone cancer, so we’re looking at about 6 more months with him according to the vet. This is hard, though it’s something we knew would probably happen as Bernese Mountain Dogs tend to go this way around that age…

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