2017 Goal Check: July Check In

With another surgery (recovery went perfectly) followed by another round of heavy overtime, I didn’t get nearly enough done this month :-/  Did do some work with Amazon Ads, but it wasn’t a goal so nothing to mark off 😛

Writing Projects

Going Indie – Get to Launch Plan Ready

  1. Finish first draft by August 31st
  2. Final draft by December 31st
  3. Line up beta readers
  4. Decide on related video content to create
  5. Do series of episodes on The Lackadaisical Writer related to book
  6. Come up with a cover concept, design attempt

The Rest

  1. Write at least 50,000 words during NaNo 2017 in November
  2. Write at least 20,000 words during the July 2017 Camp NaNo
  3. Reread Girl in The Forest and create revision plan

Everything Else

  1. Read at least 200 books (or equivalent) – 56 read
    1. Read at least 5 books from my current physical TBR shelf – 4 done, 1 in progress
    2. Read at least 5 books from my current digital TBR shelf3 done! 🙂
    3. Read at least 5 non-fiction books – three done, four in progress! I got on a kick, what can I say 🙂
  2. Really BHAG: create  my own web-based sales tracking tool
    1. Finish writing up specifications for initial version
    2. Database design
    3. Initial core app framework set up and code bones of app (error handling, authentication, etc.)
    4. Code modules
    5. Determine if app will also be “just for me” or if will eventually make a service open to others
  3. Set up a Patreon page
  4. Decide what to do with Anma’s Manga Minute (either back on track, or cancel)
  5. Get set up on Pronoun (primarily for publishing to Overdrive) and Streetlib (replacing Smashwords)decided to skip StreetLib due to the indecipherable nature of many of their forms