We’re at the end of another round of ROW80. I made it and I’m glad that most of you all did, too.
Here’s a summary of the round:
- Write 1000 words every day: For the most part, I did this. It might have been too easy, but it was something that I wanted to do.
- Learn Scrivener: I added this objective in the middle of the round, after I had been laid off, because I was tired of having the software on my computer and not using it. To the extent that I am now using the software and learning its features, I have had some success with it. I’m maybe using 5% of its features, but I’m using it. I had been listing this objective as “Master Scrivener”; I think I learned that there ain’t no such thing, certainly not after six weeks of playing with it.
- Learn to write left-handed: Eh, not so well, I’m afraid. I was starting to get the hang of it, then I lost the notebook I had been using and didn’t find it for a couple of weeks, by which time I was using the time to look for a job and brush up on technical skills. This will be a Round 4 objective for certain, along with everything else.
- Develop an article to sell every week: Nope. This will probably not be an objective until the beginning of next year, and even then, not as ambitious as one a week. Maybe one a month to start, then we’ll see how that goes.
So, I’d say that it was an average quarter, maybe a little better than that. Say a B minus.
Here’s what I’m thinking for next quarter:
- Successfully complete The Ultimate Blog Challenge in October.
- Ditto for NaNoWriMo in November.
- Have myself writing with my left hand by Christmas.
- Be up to 2000 words a day by the end of November.
- Get a job.
I’ll have a formal post on this at the beginning of Round 4, whenever that is.
But listen, we made it! Congratulations to everyone! See you next round!
6 thoughts on “#ROW80: End of Round 3, Thoughts on Round 4, and Job Stuff”
I am with the “love the new look” crowd…
I wish I could loan you some of my left-handedness. I write better holding a pen in my mouth than in my right hand (Yup, I tried both!).
You’ve had a solid round. I’m not a fan of grades – I look at progress, and you’ve made plenty.
See you on October 7 (I think that’s the day!)
I think this look is a winner, then. See you next week with a whole new round. My goals are pretty straightforward, since I have the UBC this month and NaNoWriMo in November.
Mastering Scrivener… Heck, I’m not even sure I’ve mastered my webbrowser yet. We all use the pieces of a tool we need and tend to ignore the rest.
The Ultimate Blog Challenge…. You’re a braver man than I am, John. Braver person, I mean…) May you not only succeed but shine at that–and all your other goals as well.
(And I’m with Sione… I love the new look.)
Thanks for all the encouragement. I really appreciate it.
1) I love the new look of your site! =*)
2) What is the Ultimate Blog Challenge?
3) Well done on your 1K-a-day writing goal & learning to use Scrivener! I agree – the program has so many features that “mastering” it is daunting.
4) Best of luck in your job search!
I’m glad you like the new look. I thought it was about time for a change.
Here’s a link to the Ultimate Blog Challenge website. It can probably explain everything better than I could. Basically it’s a challenge to post 31 blog entries (one for each day) in October.
If I could turn a thousand words a day into money, I could forget about the job search. Ultimately, that’s the idea. Thanks for your good thoughts.
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