Progress Report: February 18-24, 2018

Last week, it took me a little bit to recalibrate my routine to put the exercise back into it. I did a couple of long days, but the rest varied from 5-8 hours at the desk. Some would still argue that that’s too long. I’m starting out, all over again; the hours will be a bit long while I get my feet under me. Anyhow, this report is late, because I focused on publishing this week just gone, and completely neglected the blog. Tomorrow, you will see the progress report for February, and Monday, you’ll have the progress report for this week. What can I say, but change is… interesting.
 

Progress: February 18-24, 2018

  • New words produced: 14,934
  • Outlines and Notes: 4,848
  • Words compiled: 28,157 (The Tiger Letters Omnibus, The Wings Omnibus)
  • Works completed: 18 (1 short story, 1 chapter book, 8 poems, 8 flash fiction)
  • Works edited: 0
  • Covers created: 1 (C.M. Simpson: Short Work from 2017, Vol. 1)
  • Works published: 0
  • Works released: 1 (Dear Tiger: I Don’t Think I’m Human Anymore)
  • Works submitted: 0
  • Competitions Entered: 0
  • Bloggery: 3,782
  • Hours at Desk—February 18-24: 51hours 3 minutes
  • Hours at Desk—February 11-17: 35 hours 55 minuteS
  • Hours at Desk—February 4-10: 48 hours 21 minutes
  • Hours at Desk—January 28-February 3: 27 hours 39 minutes
  • January Hours at Desk: 180 hours 3 minute


Goal Progress


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

Short Story/Month Goal: So far, the short story, Dreams of the Serpent, has been uploaded for March 2018, and  stories have been written, but not yet published, for May and June, 2018:  Destiny’s Queen, and Harper’s Choice. The seventh short story River’s Edge is still in progress. This goal is currently on track.

June 2018:                                                    May 2018:                                           April 2018:
 


March 2018:                                              February 2018:                                 January 2018:


Chapter Book/Month Goal: So far, chapter books have been released through to the end of March, and the chapter books for April are being written. 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 finished Mack 'n' Me: Origins for the second quarter, although I will be releasing it early. This goal is currently on track.

April 2018:                                                                                        January 2018:















 






Publishing 12-Months Ahead Goal: I am altering this goal to writing 12-months ahead and publishing 1-month ahead. The writing schedule is in place, but I have yet to catch up with the publishing goal.

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 released In Full Flight, for the Wings series, and am in the process of writing the fifth 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.

On January 9, 2018, I returned to the novel I had tentatively titled Mack ‘n’ Me, and had to retitle the work I'd done on it to Blaedergil's Host. It turns out that the novel I started is an entirely new story, and the first in the series, predating the flash fiction already set in the universe. It has been completed, and re-titled: Mack 'n' Me: Origins. The third novel is still titled 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, covered, and collated at 98,000 words, requires 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 permanent 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: 4 of 6 (was 5) proposed volumes completed. The fifth volume of the series is currently being written.



















































Goal Results for February 18-24, 2018

These are the results for this week's goals:
  • Dear Tiger: Don' t Look Back
  • Dear Tiger: I Like Your Lab
  • Granny Finds a Gatling Gun
  • 8/14 x flash fiction
  • 8/14 x poems

Goals for February 25-28 to March 3, 2018

This week's goals are as follows:
  • Create cover for Dear Tiger: Don't Look Back,
  • Create cover for Dear Tiger: I Like Your Lab,
  • Create cover for Dreams of the Serpent,
  • Create cover for Mack 'n' Me: Origins,
  • Publish Dear Tiger: Don' t Look Back,
  • Publish Dear Tiger: I Like Your Lab,
  • Publish Dreams of the Serpent,
  • Edit Mack 'n' Me,
  • Update titles at the Australian National Library,
  • Release CS PoD versions.

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