CEFJ #85 Q2 Creative Achievements Round Up! (10/12/18)

The second quadrimester (meaning from May 1 – Aug 31) of the year is over, and I’ve gotten a BUNCH done. Again! I know this update is late, and we’re already 30% into the last quadrimester, but better late than never, right? Lol!

Anyways, here’s a comprehensive round up of everything I’ve gotten done! I’m *STILL* having a lot more fun (and “success”) this year, and I just hope I can keep up the momentum!

(Don’t want to listen to the podcast? As much as my voice sounds like honey on a hard-on, I totally get it. 😉 Just check out the bulleted list of milestones below!


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QUADRIMESTER #2 CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
(MAY 1 – AUG 31)!


Grad School & Teaching:

  • finished my second year of grad school out of three
  • finished my second year of teaching out of three
  • finished my new play dramaturgy protocol
  • wrote an artist’s manifesto
  • successfully pitched my Masters thesis on Shakespeare’s Roman history tetralogy
  • job prep by brainstorming all my skills and experiences and trying to figure out how to monetize those skills
  • dramaturg’d Claire’s, Dominique’s, and Adia’s plays (minimally)
  • taught a full lecture, on Aristotelian tragedy

NOVEL WRITING

  • wrote and finished my novella, “The Camille”
  • ASYLUM Worldbuilding: developed a pre-quel trilogy plot line for ASYLUM series; worked on the plot grid and character arcs for the entire series
  • RAPTURE Worldbuilding: started brainstorming on the RAPTURE 7-book series, added it to the project slate, and started working out a loose book-by-book plot
  • BOOKS OF EZEKIEL Worldbuilding: continued developing plots, world, and character arcs
  • Novel Writing WORD COUNT: 14,572
    • mostly worked on The Books of Ezekiel, the ASYLUM series, and the Hitmen of Happily Ever After series
  • started development on the Morien serialized novel series
  • started development on the Immortal serialized novel series
  • started development on The Camille serialized novel series
  • started development on Surrogate serialized novel series

TV WRITING

  • learned a LOT about TV series development and TV writing with my summer study
  • designed a TON of TV writing worksheets, templates, and courses for my personal use & for The Bohemian Badass
  • started development on the Morien TV series
  • started development on the Ezekiel TV series
  • started development on the Immortal TV series
  • started development on The Camille TV series
  • started development on Surrogate TV series

DIRECTING

  • reformatted and resubmitted my two 10-minute plays
  • worked on my first directing plan
  • sat a bunch of pre-production meetings
  • created a series of rehearsal plans
  • wrote up and sent along the casting notice for ERASED
  • attended two 5-hour rehearsals and made some final decisions on casting

PUBLISHING

  • published a novella (The Camille) and a new start to a brand new series
  • planned and co-launched the 2054 cyberpunk anthology: blurb writing, ARC team recruitment, NL swap organization, giveaway set up, email automations for three lists (ARC list, general list, and giveaway list)
  • planned and completely set up most of the UPRISING box set launch: ARC team recruitment, NL swap organization, giveaway set up, email automations for three lists (ARC list, general list, and giveaway list)
  • became an Amazon bestselling author on 6 lists
  • got ranked at #54 in Horror (somehow)!
  • updated project and development slate for Rebel Ragdoll
  • applied and GOT LLC status for Rebel Ragdoll Press

MARKETING

  • learned a LOT about marketing through mostly hands-on experience
  • invested in and collected a bunch of industry research materials for science fiction and fantasy markets at Amazon.com
  • created marketing plan for the 2054 anthology
  • recorded and uploaded 15 new podcast episodes
  • finished designing full marketing model for my Colby R. Rice brand
  • finished designing full marketing model for my Rebel Ragdoll Press brand
  • removed all cold subscribers and add back active subs
  • engaged in many individual author promos and NL swaps
  • got a new Patron on Patreon!

THE BOHEMIAN BADASS

  • Infrastructure
    • set up accounting and financial management software for The Bohemian Badass
    • applied and GOT LLC status for The Bohemian Badass
    • filled out the majority of my business plan for The Bohemian Badass
    • set up SEO for The Bohemian Badass through Google Analytics
    • finished the REST of the legal pages for The Bohemian Badass: Badass Privacy & Comments Policy, Badass Copyright Policy, Badass Terms & Conditions Policy, Badass Cookie Policy, Badass Return & Refund Policy, Badass Affiliate Links Policy, and added them to the website
    • renewed domain name

  • Branding & Building
    • chose branding, colors, fonts, and graphics templates for business
    • designed the full website for The Bohemian Badass, including deciding on the content, categories, webpages, and general layout for the brand
    • optimized website for mobile
    • learned how to use the Divi website development software
    • developed a dope Affiliate Marketing strategy and opened accounts at select Affiliate sites
    • installed WooCommerce online store

  • Content Creation
    • finished the script breakdown for “A Quiet Place”
    • generated over 600 of blog post ideas, over 200 different info products, and organized them into MASSIVE spreadsheet
    • planned out monthly blog content theme for the next 6 months (Sept ‘18 – Feb ‘19); worked hard on filling in editorial calendar for 2018
    • finished creating a rough draft of the Badass TV Course, Part I: The Anatomy of a TV Series, including the Study Notes and TV Series breakdown templates, TV Series Development checklist
    • finished creating a rough draft of the Badass TV Course, Part II: Developing Your Badass TV Series, including the TV Bible template and development workbook, created a TV Series Plot Development worksheet
    • finished creating a rough draft of the Badass TV Course Part III: Developing the Pilot, including the Perfect Pilot worksheets, TV Dev Act Planner
    • finished creating a rough draft of the Badass TV Course, Part IV: Writing the Pilot, including
    • designed an awesome coaching program for The Bohemian Badass
    • wrote a “best practices” sample guide for ARC recruitment
    • wrote a “best practices” sample guide for List Engagement

CREATIVE UNI

  • updated summer goals; checked on and updated 3-year creative plan; updated portfolio with more achievements
  • FINISHED the script breakdown for “A Quiet Place”
  • FINISHED 17 courses and am in the middle of 4 more courses
    • sat and finished “How to Create a Proper Marketing Plan for Your Next Book” masterclass (Reedsy & Draft2Digital) masterclass
    • sat and finished the Creating a Binge Worthy TV Show, MODULE #1
    • sat and finished The Perfect Story (JA Huss) masterclass
    • sat and finished the Shonda Rhimes Teaches TV Writing masterclass
    • sat and finished the Publish Your Thing: Audience Magnet Arsenal 2.0 course
    • sat and finished 5 Shifts to Turn Your Expertise Into a Profitable Business That Transforms Lives
    • sat and finished How To Master Amazon Data To Sell More Books
    • sat and finished Publish Your Thing: Create Your Own Service & Coaching Business Already (byRegina.com)
    • sat and finished The Business of Fashion Course (Business of Fashion)
    • sat and finished Marc Jacob’s Fashion Design Masterclass (Masterclass)
    • sat and finished Diane Von Furstenberg’s Building a Fashion Brand Masterclass (Masterclass)
    • sat and finished YouTube Jumpstart Course (Jesse & Kong)
    • sat and finished Author Success Method course (J Thorn)
    • sat and finished “5 Shifts to Turn Your Expertise Into a Profitable Business That Transforms Lives” masterclass (Rosetta Thurman)
    • sat and finished “Mastering Amazon Data To Sell More Books” masterclass (K-lytics)
    • sat and finished “Your Lifestyle Service Business Course” classes
    • sat and finished the “From Prospect to Paid Client” Masterclass
    • sat the Publish Your Thing: Make Your Site Remarkable course
    • sat the Publish Your Thing: Visual Arsenal 2.0 course
    • sat the Publish Your Thing: Launch Your Engaged Group Already course
    • sat the Publish Your Thing: Create Your Profitable Funnels Already course

BOOKS/SCRIPTS/TV SERIES FINISHED:

  • Writing the Pilot by Will Rabkin
  • Writing the Pilot: Creating the Series by Will Rabkin
  • 30-Day Challenge Meal Plan, Week #1 by Betty Rocker
  • Developing a Series with Series Bibles: A Production Guide for Writing Series Bibles for TV, Film, and Fiction! by Wade Pena & Phil Zizza
  • The Walking Dead Pilot
  • Breaking Bad

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