#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 11

ROW80 2019 – Round 1 – Check-in 11

Hi everyone!

Only three days left till the wedding, so I’ve been more and more focused on that. Still a little progress here and there, so check out the blue stuff.

For obvious reasons, I won’t be checking in on Sunday (but I’ll try and read other ROWers’ blogs while I’m away), so see you next Wednesday!

Have a lovely time until then! Take care!

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 (publishing goals 1/6 for 2019). Final version is on KDP, ready for February 14 99%
    – Add metadata:  100% (Completed on January 9)
    – Market the book: OK that’s done.  100%
    ~ Illustrate & publish extracts: 6/6 illustrations; 6/6 sharing so 100%
    ~ 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:
    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 208/432  (48%)
    – 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 51/72 episodes so for now 35%
    – 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 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 : 7/20 (35%)
    – 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. 100% (completed on January 25)
    – Actually do the challenge! Here’s this week’s haiku, if you missed it on Sunday:

  4. Compile #52haikus2018 (Publishing goal 2/6 for 2019)
    – 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: Ready to go live on March 21.   99% (pre_order status completed on January 30)
    – Make a book trailer: Did both the French ad English versions; now I need to upload and share them. 100%
    – Select extracts to share (again, as they already are on Instagram): Done! 100% (Completed on February 3)
    – Compile these extracts on the blog
    – Create e-press release
  5. Japanese coursebooks:
    Hanashimashou: No news this time.
    – correct and revise lessons. (7/90) 8%
    – make review sessions: (1/3) 38%
    – make evaluations (1/3) 33%
    – make ppt for the classes (31/90) 34%
    – make grammar and communication worksheets (30/90) 33%
    – make vocabulary sheets (6/90) 7%
  6. Self-publish lesbian romance We Missed Each Other (Publishing goal 3/6 for 2019): this was actually published 3 years ago as part of the LGBT collection Love Goes By Two. As the publisher never gave me or other writers an answer to emails asking about the sales and the contract was for 3 years, I’m going to re-publish the short story myself, thus ending my experence with traditional publishing. I’m much happier self-publishing in the end. =D
    – revise: I’ve already reread and made some notes, so 40%
    – select extracts
    – illustrate extracts
    – share the extracts
    – send to beta-readers to see if they like the open ending
    – decide whether to add an epilogue: I’ve mostly read reviews indicating I had nailed the open ending, so for now I’m leaning towards not adding anything, but what I’m not 100% sure yet.
    – plan the marketing
    – make a book trailer
    – make an e-press release
    – make the ebook
    – upload the ebook
    – publish (on June 2)
  7. Poetry collection (publishing goal 4/6 for 2019):
    – Complete meta-data: (98%)
    – Plan marketing: 25%
    – Make a book trailer: I have some sort of storyboard. 10%
    – Publish the illustrated excerpts:0/23 (0%)
    – Make the ebook
    – Upload the ebook
    – Publish (on July 31)
  8. Everyday Haikus (Publishing goal 5/6 for 2019): This is actually quite an old collection as some of the haikus date back to the year I started writing this form. I collected these a while back so I might as well publish them too. But first, I need to get reacquainted with them.
    – revise & edit 25/78 (32%)
    – reorganize: for now, I’ve taken the erotic haikus out as they fit better in another collection (that will have to wait until 2020 now)
    – translate to English (I’m planning a joint release in both languages): 25/78 (32%)
    – choose illustrations for each haiku: 17/78 (21%)
    – add the illustrations to the file: 0/78 (0%)
    – work on the layout
    – make the ebook
    – make a book trailer
    – upload the ebook
    – make an e-press release
    – publish
  9. Cruel Fairy Tales – second, enriched edition (publishing goal 6/6 for 2019): I guess now I’ll wait until the wedding is done to shake my beta readers a little. =)
    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
  10. Little Black Riding Hood (LBRH): on hiatus for now (but lots of new ideas this morning, so is it really on pause?)
    – 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: a few things left but we my fiancé took some days off for these preparations and I took Friday off too, so nothing to be worried about. ^^
    – make a list of the games and animations we want for the DJ: planned for tonight
    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: planned tomorrow
    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 booked/ordered: tomorrow afternoon
    – prepare our outfits and accessories + the girls’ too (+their clothes for the days we’ll be gone): just need to put everything together in an organized manner
    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
  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 Nothing planned until further notice.

7 réponses sur “#ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in 11”

  1. Impressed to see any progress with a wedding to think about! Great job, and I love the haiku. When I was in high school I would bring a flashlight on the bus so that I could do my homework on the ride. Not having to do that anymore because the sun was up again was always a pleasure.

  2. Knowing that teens need to stay up later than adults and rise later, too, I’m thrilled my new « high schooler » does her learning home-based, and on her own schedule (almost 3:30am as I type this, and she’s up. along with her older brother).

    Hoping you can get those last details wrapped up before the wedding, and wishing you a day of loveliness!

  3. With all the plans you have spinning about you right now, the fact that there is blue must feel wonderful. Always nice to have one less thing to think about or deal with when you come back.

    Enjoy the wedding! Enjoy the moments. <3 <3

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