Progress Report: March 25-31,2018

Progress was slow last week, due to ongoing issues with my back. Desk time was minimal, and I increased my walking to counteract the back issues (as you can see from the PokemonGo reports). I am sitting and writing this in one of my first pain-free moments for over a fortnight, and will have to adjust my writing schedule to incorporate more standing activity, if I want to be able to continue to write for extended periods of time. This week will be a madhouse as I build a little extra into each day’s schedule so that I can begin the slow process of catching up.

Also, it’s April – and there are several projects on the go, in addition to the usual half dozen.

Progress: March 25-31, 2018

  • New words produced: 7,615
  • Outlines and Notes: 2,249
  • Words compiled: 0
  • Works completed: 1 (Dear Tiger: Help Me Find My Sisters)
  • Works edited: 0
  • Covers created: 2 (Dear Tiger: Help Me Find My Sisters, The Dear Tiger Omnibus)
  • Works published: 0
  • Works released: 3 (Memory’s Vampire; Dear Tiger: Don’t Look Back; Dear Tiger: I Like Your Lab)
  • Works submitted: 0
  • Competitions Entered: 0
  • Bloggery: 0
  • Hours at Desk—March 25-31: 29 hours 40 minutes
  • Hours at Desk—March 18-24: 52 hours 17 minutes
  • Hours at Desk—March 11-17: 35 hours 30 minutes
  • Hours at Desk—March 4-10: 50 hours 6 minutes
  • Hours at Desk—March 1-3: 27 hours 24 minutes
  • February Hours at Desk: 183 hours 50 minutes
  • January Hours at Desk: 180 hours 3 minute

Goal Progress

Publish Fortnightly Goal: The last three releases for April are currently undergoing the editing and formatting process. Three of May’s six releases have been completed and sent to editing, and three more are currently being written. This goal remains on track.



May (so far):

Short Story a Month Goal: No advances to report. This goal remains on track.

        January                                                   February                                                March

           April                                                      May                                                      June

Chapter Book a Month Goal: Both chapter books for April have been written and are currently undergoing the editing and formatting process. The chapter book for May has been outlined and commenced. This goal remains on track.

Novel a Quarter Goal: April's novel is completed. May’s novel has been commenced. This goal remains on track.


Publishing 3-Months Ahead Goal: This goal is not yet on track.

Finishing Series-I-Have-Started Goal: No advances to report. This goal remains on track.

Anthology Challenge

No advances to report. This goal remains on track.

Chapter-Book-Collection Challenge

This challenge has changed from publishing one chapter book collection per month in the year 2020, to publishing 12 complete chapter book collections and the individual books in each series by the end of 2020. Currently, Book 6 in the Dear Tiger series has been completed, and will release this month, and the Omnibus, collecting all 6 books in one place, will be released in May 2018. Book 6 of the Rocky/Otherworld Adventure series has been outlined and is scheduled for release in May 2018, while the Rocky Adventures Omnibus will be released in June 2018.