Progress Report: January 21-27, 2018

Last week saw a drop in hours spent at the desk as other commitments demanded more attention. It also saw a drop in my walking per day, and a continued cessation of language study and sketching. This week, I am working on bringing these back on line, even if it’s only to a small degree, even if it’s the last week of the school holidays, and real life needs a bit of attention. Progress was still made on all writing goal fronts—except the unspecified one to finish Babes in London, and I’m working towards clearing a day of desk space just for that. Here is the writing progress made in the past week:
 

Progress Overview: January 21-27, 2018

  • New words produced: 17,531
  • Outlines and Notes: 2,404
  • Words compiled: 0
  • Works completed: 2 (chapter books: 2)
  • Works edited: 1 (Reluctant Liaison)
  • Covers created: 4 (Reluctant Liaison, Dear Tiger: I Miss You, Granny Finds a Gas Mask, Dear Tiger: I Don’t Think I’m Human Anymore)
  • Works published: 1 (Reluctant Liaison)
  • Works released: 0
  • Works submitted: 0
  • Competitions Entered: 0
  • Bloggery: 3,056
  • Hours at Desk—January 21-28: 35 hours 50m
  • Hours at Desk—January 14-20: 46 hours, 28m
  • Hours at Desk—January 7-13: 47 hours, 16m
  • Hours at Desk—January 1-6: 38 hours, 19m







































 

Goal Progress


Publish Fortnightly: Weekly pre-releases have already been uploaded to the end of January, 2018. Stories have been written to cover the release schedule to the first week of March 2018, and the second release is in the process of being written. This goal is currently on track.

Short Story/Month Goal: So far, the short story, The Queens’ Game, has been released for January 2017, and  stories have been written, but not yet published, for February through to June, 2017: Reluctant Liaison, Memory’s Vampire, Dreams of the Serpent, Destiny’s Queen, and Harper’s Choice. A seventh short story was started this week, tentatively titled River’s Edge. This goal is currently on track.

June 2018:                                                    May 2018:                                           April 2018:
 

March 2018:                                              February 2018:                                 January 2018:


Chapter Book/Month Goal: So far, one chapter book, In Full Flight, has been uploaded for pre-release on January 20, 2017, February’s chapter book is complete, and March’s chapter book has been started. This goal is currently on track.

March 2018:                                              February 2018:                                 January 2018:


Novel/Quarter Goal: So far, I have released 1 young-adult novel for Quarter 1, A Planet’s Ransom, and completed the first 50,000 words of the novel due for the second quarter. This goal is currently on track.

February 2018:                                                                                        January 2018:















 






Publishing 12-Months Ahead Goal: I am going to follow the same pattern for next year’s work, as I am for this year. This means publishing 12-months’ worth of short stories and 12-months’ worth of chapter books, and 1 novel each quarter. I have yet to writing towards this goal, but the writing schedule is in place.

Finishing-Series-I-Have-Started Goal: At the start of the year, I named several series that I wanted to advance. For C.M. Simpson, these were the: Freeman, The Priestess, the Prince & Dragon, Aggie & Tams series; and for Carlie Simonsen they were the: Wings and Tag Man One series. So far, I have uploaded In Full Flight for pre-release, for the Wings series, and am in the process of writing the third book for the Dear Tiger series. This goal is on track.




Finishing-Novels-Started-2017 Goal: At the start of the year I said I wanted to finish some novels started last year. I mentioned Mack ‘n’ Me, Arach. I forgot about the second book in the Aggie & Tams series, and the second book in The Priestess, Prince & the Dragon series. I am currently 50,000 words in to writing Mack ‘n’ Me, which is now slated for release in the second quarter.

 

 

Anthology Challenge Progress

The Anthology Challenge is to release one collection of short work each month in 2019. When I began this challenge, I had completed four collections, but had to compile, cover, edit and upload any. The current status for each collection is as follows: 

January—Short Work for 2017, Volume 1: Completed and collated at 98,000 words, requires cover, front and end matter, editing, formatting and publication;

February—Short Work for 2017, Volume 2: Completed, requires collation editing, and publication;
March—Tales from Odyssey: 79,824/90,000 words;

April—An Anthology of Bloodlines: 46,510/90,000 words;
May—Pixie-Dust Dreaming: 53,020/90,000 words;

June—The Story-Match Challenge 2015: Completed at 102,655 words, requires collation, editing, and publication;

July—The Story-A-Week Catch-Up Collection: Completed and compiled at 96,700 words, this still requires a cover, formatting, editing and publication;


August—Another Anthology of Dragons: 43,311/90,000 words;

September—Tales from When the Trolls Came: 21,815/90,000 words;

October—Stories from the Lizardine: 31,493/90,000 words;

November—Tales from Tallameera: 19,902/90,000 words; and

December—Another 366 Days of Poetry: 0/90,000 words.

Extension—Another 366 Days of Flash Fiction: 0/90,000 words.

Chapter-Book-Collection Challenge Progress

The Chapter-Book-Collection Challenge is to release one collection of chapter books each month in 2020. When I began this challenge, I had not completed any of the proposed collections. The current status for each collection is as follows: 
January—Wings: 3 of 4 proposed volumes completed; existing stories compiled with updated front and back matter;



February—Rocky: previously known as the Otherworld series; 5 of 6 proposed volumes completed;




March—Wheelchair Romance: currently included in the Wheelchair Adventures series; 3 of 4 proposed of volumes completed;



April—Granny Finds Adventures: 1 of 6 proposed volumes completed, but overviews are completed for the first three, and writing has commenced on the second volume.





















May—Tag Man One: 1 of 4 proposed volumes completed;


June—Long Hair Collected: 1 of 6 proposed volumes completed;


July—Ribbondrake Riders: 1 of 4 proposed volumes completed;


August—On Patrol Collection: 1 of 4 proposed volumes completed;


September—Running with the Pack: 1 of 4 proposed volumes completed;


October—Traveller’s Tales: 1 of 4 proposed volumes completed;


November—Marcus Drain’s Collected Adventures; 0 of 6 proposed volumes completed;

December—The Dear Tiger Letters: 2 of 4 proposed volumes completed, and a fifth volume is now planned. The third volume of the series is currently being written.


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