I will speak honestly here. It has been a long week. We had another quick attack of the stomach bug swoop through here on Monday and Tuesday. My girl was sent home from school on Monday, and then she was home all day on Tuesday. I finally got her back up and into her daily routine just to have my youngest boy start showing symptoms on Thursday. So, even though I finished a lot of work every day, I still got off schedule a lot. I probably didn’t complete as much as I could have this week, but any progress is some progress.
This week was all book formatting, as fun as that sounds. I did simplify the process of setting up all the different books for The Daily Prompt series that comes out this year. Instead of setting up one full year and working backwards to create the monthly editions like I did in 2017, I went month by month for 2018. I finished all the formatting on Friday. It’s done. I pulled all the e-book versions yesterday—all the monthly editions, the box sets, and the full yearly collection that I release.
They are all done.
This coming week, I am going to start laying out the monthly workbooks. If everything goes according to plan on those, I will have them all finished and ready to hit “Publish” on by Saturday afternoon. But I know that it’s Halloween week here for our county, and I have two birthdays to deal with (one in the family and one for a friend’s kid), and I will probably have to spend a few hours in town at some point this week, filling in the groceries for school lunches and such. I may have to push two or three of those workbooks into next week, but that’s fine.
I just want to get the whole year finished up before the actual year begins so that I can focus on my fiction work for 2018.
I didn’t finish any of my books for this week, and since I have kept a constant headache for three days now, I am going to forgo reading this week. Stressing my eyes on the computer screen then doing the same to read a book on a tablet probably isn’t helping this headache at all, so I will just take a week off and jump back into my books next week.
I finished listing all of my Halloween stationery in the shop last week, and I will begin to list all of the Thanksgiving and other holiday sets this week. I have also been working on some new products, including a set of monthly planners, some monogrammed stationery sets, and a variety of bullet journal page spreads.
That has been my entire week. It really doesn’t sound like a lot when I write it out like this, but I was busy all week. Let’s hope that I continue to make progress this coming week.