2017 Goal Check: March Progress


Only one goal done this month, with no real progress on the rest, but I’m not going to beat myself up over it too much because I am acknowledging it was a rough month.  I’m more hopeful on progress with Going Indie in March, and with some of the other goals as well.

Writing Projects

Girl in the Forest – publish on September 10 – dates updated to new target

  1. Process beta feedback by July 13th
  2. To editor by July 10th
  3. Set up pre-order on July 10th
  4. Process edits and do final read through by August 23th
  5. Final proofread by August 28th
  6. Print formatting done by August 31st and final page count to Kerry for cover finalization
  7. E-Book formatting done by September 2nd
  8. Plan launch day promotion and get set up during month of August

Going Indie – Get to Launch Plan Ready

  1. Finish first draft by August 31st – a bit more done, but not as much as I’d planned
  2. Process feedback from test group by October 31st or within 30 days after last presentation
  3. Final fact checks and updates for changes during year by December 31st
  4. Line up beta readers
  5. Decide on related video content to create and make creation plan for them

The Rest

  1. Aisuru – plan some sort of bigish promotion, probably around its anniversary and the show’s 100th episode in March
  2. Deviations – wide e-book release by February 28th
    1. Do a Net Galley run after wide launch is doneDONE! Running now
  3. Finish first draft of untitled NaNo 2016 Novel by September 30th (and update goal with title when I decide on one)
  4. Write new novel for NaNo 2017 in November

Everything Else

  1. The Lackadaisical Writer – come up with a 100th episode plan by March 1st
  2. Read at least 200 books (or equivalent) – 18 read
    1. Read at least 5 books from my current physical TBR shelf – 3 done, 1 in progress
    2. Read at least 5 books from my current digital TBR shelf (again any book added to said shelf before December 31, 2016)
    3. Read at least 5 non-fiction books
  3. Really BHAG: create  my own web-based sales tracking tool