2020 Progress + Goals

THEME

小打も積もれば大木を倒す
Shouda mo tsumoreba taiboku-o taosu.
Translation: With many little strokes a large tree is felled.

Status Key

- to do
- in progress
- done
- rejected
- paused
- high priority
- medium priority
- migrated

 
 

Authoring and Goals

Updated 6/12/2020

Convert my WP site to a landing page for all my stuff (WA, social media, etc) -> Changed to redirect my URL to my VFTD Site. (Less to update, money goes to a place like).
Plan my social media posts, see if I can automate them.
Post video introducing my stories and Hacks and Help
 
Finish editing Rise for Beta
Put Rise out for beta reading
Edit Rise with Beta Input (New 3/16/2020)
Sensitivity reaader (New 3/16/2020)
Submit to Kyanite (not what they were looking for this round 06/12/2020)
Publish Rise myself (updated 06/12/2020 - currently taking a sanity break before investigating)
Finish 1st draft of Guardian
Work on Bane of the Shadow (sci-fi/ghost story - aadded 6/12/2020)
 
Finish Neil Gaiman class
Increase my Writing WPH to 2.5K (Plan the scene, make notes, then write!) Write daily ~500 words (until done editing and increase) at writingstreak.io -my progress is here
 
Submit a story to Kyanite, Medium, Reedsy or Worldbuilding Mag (submitted ARRIVAL to the read for free during pandemic blog and 1 (secret) to the Sun Always Shines. Arrival was accepted and posted.)



Liminal Chronicles Goals


Finish adding characters for Rise
Add maps for LC locations
-- Nonogawa
-- Satou's House
-- Nakamura's House
-- The Park
Add characters for Guardian (Naka's parents, the twins, Hoji's mom (maybe his dad too), Kawabata?, Soujoubou, Sekiguchi, Ibaraki's minions, ??)
Side Stories for Rise and Guardian
New races for Guardian (tanuki and dragon, maybe more)
Other new aspects for Guardian
Add Nakamura Hisako's character art
Add Cover art
Record side stories (2/8 done)
Host side stories either on my WP site or Anchor

Hacks and Help Goals

Updated 4/25/2020

(Considering) Simplify tiers (kept the fun aspects of the tiers)
(Considering) Develop a theme for WA worlds
‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ 3/4 Turned in in Feb. Waiting for its release. (4/2020 - still waiting. Need to update and then can resubmit)
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‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ Continue the 2-3 articles/mo for WA blog
‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ 3/4 - I am writing the articles. They are slow to be published - so I am slowing down until the queue is published or rejected.
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‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ 2-3 new articles/mo for readers
‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ 4/2020 - will post as I find new fun things. Have been editing and dealing with crazy stuff like layoffs and shingles at home. So had to slow down. Hope to do more in the coming months.
 
Authoring #1 priority - so only do 2 tasks for this a week, unless I get my other weekly goals done. (No matter how fun I think this side of things is!

Personal Goals

Updated 4/25/2020

Japanese Language

Catch up to where I was when I look the JLPT N5 test
Move toward the JLPT N4 (So I can converse better in Japan in 2021)


Shy Red Fox Crafts

Class proposals for NCFF (due 3/1, event 9/2020)
Consider/Look for potential person to mentor in Nalbinding for the SD Arts Council Apprenticeship Program (due 3/1) (Pandemic + editing made this not feasible)


Health

(Results will not be posted for these - too personal. But posting as a reminder for me for my trip in 2021 - I need these for the amount of hiking I'll do and smaller seats, etc. I'll need to fit into)
Lose some weight
Exercise more
‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ 4/2020 - doing better getting out for a walk each day. Hubs and I want to work on endurance and hope to start hiking the local ski 'hill'.

2020 Goals Updates/Progress


Updates + Other Notes



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