Happy Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo)! November IS #AcWriMo… however as a student every month is #acwrimo… BUT in an effort move forward on a few writing deadlines and projects I thought this accountability would change my typical “creative process.”
#AcWriMo main features include:
- Setting academic writing goals
- Writing down said goals & tracking (see the AcWriMo 2013 Writing Accountability Spreadsheet) collectively
- Strategy sharing for #AcWri
- Sharing my progress (will be weekly for me)
- WRITE!!!! (most important)
- Show results (see spreadsheet & future blog posts)
I have participated in this #acwrimo in the past, and I thought that this type of peer/social pressure was very productive. I liked the idea of declaring goals, being accountable and tracking my writing progress in chunks. I also think that this will be a very useful practice to step up my word count and complete writing projects that need to be completed.
My #AcWriMo Goals for November:
- Complete my doctoral dissertation proposal so that it is ready to DEFEND to my committee.
- Finish Technology in Advising for Higher Education manuscript to submit to the NACADA Journal.
- #iConf14 Social Media Expo – paper & video for conference.
- Complete a minimum of 2 blog posts per week – on writing progress and projects.
Here is how I plan on achieving these goals:
- Write for a minimum of two 60 minute time blocks per day.
- Have a total of 750 words per day written.
- Logging my projects, words written, and more to the #acwrimo accountability spreadsheet.
- My Tweeps & other social networks can call me out and inquire at ANY time to see how I’m doing.
Are you going to JOIN IN THE #AcWriMo FUN? You should!