My 100 Day Goal is going reasonably well *cough* and daily micro actions are gradually being ticked off my assorted lists. However I don't feel as though I'm making nearly enough progress, so from now through till Christmas I need to be more focused and determined.
Now where have I heard that before...?
That would be here.
With just 196 days till my 60th birthday the clock is ticking and the looming deadline for getting my book finished is now in sight. I've been doing something every day with that goal in mind and today I did this.........
It might not look like much to you, but I'll have you know I had to brave our spider-infested shed to root out enough of these stacking boxes, then de-web them. *shudder*
Making the labels was the easy, fun part and trust me, there's precious few of those involved in this project.
Each of those boxes constitutes a different section in the book... all of the different doll's costumes and accessories. It didn't look much as one side of a printed A4 sheet, but translated into 27 separate boxes, each of which is a separate chapter, it's a tad more daunting.
Some will be quicker and easier to complete than others. The majority of the text/instructions are already written and formatted so it's really only the photos to do.
As I'm doing them all myself (and I'm clearly no David Bailey!) the results are unlikely to be super professional, but as long as they clearly illustrate the various steps for each costume I'll be happy.
I'm aiming to complete photos for three costumes a week, so the entire costumes section should take 10 weeks.
Say 12, to allow for
Then there's the other chapters, on tools and materials, basic skills and techniques, wigging, etc. I reckon they'll be another 10 weeks or so.
So that's 22 weeks.
Out of 26 weeks (6 months)
Which only leaves 4 weeks to tie everything all together, thoroughly proof, edit and quadruple check.
It's going to be a damn close run thing.
And of course, I don't have the luxury of committing 100% of my work time to the task. There is still the increasingly brazen wolf to be kept from the door, not to mention continuing with the drastic downsizing of all the stuff in my workroom.
No pressure then.......