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InaDWriMo: Alice’s writing goals

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgOkay, I’m in. I seriously need to get my writing in gear, and even though I’m still trying to do the tips from AFNFM, I’m finding I need an additional push to actually put fingers to computer and do anything other than email. So here are my InaDWriMo goals:

  • Write the first draft of the Gender Paper from my dissertation, to be submitted to this journal CFP.
  • Draft a paper on gender theory and literature outside of engineering education, with a colleague.
  • Revise and resubmit this paper.
  • I’m not sure how many words that will be, but I’ll try to work it out and post a little meter thingie like Dr. Brazen Hussy has.

    I don’t have a cute kid to share photos of, but here’s a photo of my jack ‘o’ lantern… :-)

    2008 jack o' lantern

Comments

  1. #1 ScienceWoman
    November 3, 2008

    Welcome to the writing club. For the next month, we try to push writing to the top of the daily to-do list.

    (right after commenting on blogs, in my case!)

  2. #2 Ivan
    November 3, 2008

    I am so going to do this…..

    as soon as the election is over.

  3. #3 scicurious
    November 3, 2008

    Many thanks to you guys for letting me know about this! I’m totally in!

  4. #4 Anonymous
    November 3, 2008

    I made myself a little chart that keeps track of the word counts on my three ongoing manuscripts. I imagined exponential curves, each in a different inspirational color, soaring towards something reasonably submittable. Two of the three have not changed *at all.* The third has gone from 6180 words to 6173 to 6161 to 6170. I know I have made real progress on this one, but it is not exactly inspirational….

  5. #5 kiwi
    November 5, 2008

    Love the idea of a graph charting progress. i’m gonna make me one too!