#ROW80: Heading into the stretch

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What, eleven days left? This round will be over soon, and it’s time to start thinking about next round, and for that matter next year. First, the summary for this week:

  • 750words.com every day: I’m happy to say I’ve re-established the habit. Even better, I’m spending less time doing it every day. It used to take me 45 minutes or more. My fastest speed this round was 30 words per minute. That’s with one hand. 750 words in 25 minutes. I should aim for that every day.
  • Read 30 minutes a day: Not quite as good on this, although I read 30 minutes on Saturday because my Kindle Fire arrived. I’m having a lot of fun playing with the apps it delivers, and have a few books I’ve been meaning to get to loaded to it. Next year I plan on being a reading fool, because this year I didn’t do so well. I finally have a spreadsheet of all the items in our joint library so I can see which books I’ve purchased (some for free) intending to read them, and which ones Mary’s bought that I might be interested in. I’ve already begun the catch-up process.
  • Write left-handed 15 minutes a day: I discovered last week that I am doing all right with about five minutes a day. I’ve done such a good job adapting to using Evernote on the computer and my phone that I’m quickly realizing I don’t need it as badly as I once thought. Still be nice to do. And yes, Evernote is available for Kindle Fire.

So, that’s where I am. Hope last week was good to you, too. Straight ahead.

3 thoughts on “#ROW80: Heading into the stretch

  1. Wow, I can’t write that fast with two hands–great job getting rid of critical voice and down to the good stuff.

    I see a Kindle Fire in my family’s future–my dog chewed my daughter’s Nexus 7 tablet, which she used mostly for reading ebooks and watching movies, so I suggested a Kindle Fire to replace it.


  2. Great job, John! I could write a lot faster if my brain thought up my story that fast. LOL. Have fun playing with that Kindle Fire. I’ve still got the old Kindle 2. But I have an iPad and an iPhone, so I think I have plenty of gadgets to read on. Although, I do keep hoping I’ll win a Kindle Fire at one of the Facebook parties I attend. 🙂


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