State of the Fox - January 4-10, 2021
This week I plan to
[ IP ] ** Get eyes re-checked - gotta get rid of these headaches ** (Update - the office glasses seem to be helping some. Think it's possibly still needed. But also could be my back. Doing more stretches.)
[ IP ] Clean up LC - to be ready for Book 1 readers (may take multiple weeks)
[ ✓ ] Finish manuscripts list for each article. (There is a bug in the manuscript cover code inside statblocks. Will see if we can get that updated or make a workaround.)
[ IP ] Read up on marketing and publishing. (Found a 'list' and overwhelm hit. Will try a different source.)
[ ] Start marketing and publishing plan. (Found a marketing and publishing checklist - can start there)
[ ✓ ] Transfer business financial tracking to a spreadsheet (per book)
[ ] LEARN - Watch/read/listen to one new author/marketing/publication thing a week
[ ✓ ] (Added mid week) Business financials - expenses tracking, per book tracking, organize receipts, forward receipts to evernote
[ IP ] (Added mid week) Judge for WE materials category (I have read through them. Gonna be tough to choose!)
[ IP ] Organize my craft area
[ ✓ ] Plan tutorial stream for Friday (likely using the tools from previous streams, make a theme for 'Squirrel Wars')
[ X ] Exercize 2-3 times per week (I exercized once.)
[ ✓ ] Focusing on Japanese grammar catch up. Worked on it each day.
- Stressful week. Making myself take more breaks.
+ The manuscripts conversion and audio setup and how to post them took me several days. But I like the outcome. (See "Appears In" block at bottom right of Umeji Tatsuya). Worth the extra time. I now am setup with a podcast too! (anchor.fm and spotify)
+ Started the razor vine species. Need to finish the artwork for it.
- Picked too many things for this week.
+ Started judging for the WE Materials category too. (HARD CHOICES!)
+ Prep for CSS Theme Demo ready - picked starting colors, fonts, images, keywords, etc. Also have stream notes/tutorial page.
- Did not work on ANY marketing and publishing stuff. (Procrastination much?)
- I am overwhelmed by the number of WA notifications I get. I WANT to get a look at each one. But this is impossible. And I don't want to unsubscribe from anyone. Need a quicker way to sort through them. :(
+ Caught up in business finances, submitted state tax report, tracking per book expenses, orangized digital receipts
+ Taking Saturday and Sunday to do 'fun' and on a whim projects
Manuscripts block notes:
I setup a block to have ALL my manuscripts (as fake manuscript book covers, since manuscript covers don't work in statblocks right now.) Then enclosed each manuscript cover in a class. So I can display only the ones I wanted by typing the class names in the article CSS class lists. Complicated but worth it! See the block on the bottom right of Umeji Tatsuya.
Created a block to be a manuscript/story summary. See Rise - Companion Stories for the story blocks. You can make a copy of it here. I plan to make a listing of the blocks/tools I use and create for authors on Hacks and Help.
Finished Razor Vine species art. The water color pens are much faster than digital coloring.