Week 3 Recap

Run away from self-doubt and procrastination! Source: Katie Notopoulos via batmanrunningawayfromshit

And week 3 comes to an end. How did you do? What did you accomplish this week? It doesn’t even have to be something related to your writing, just something that made you feel good–reflecting on success is just as important as learning from missteps and shortcomings. How did you do in meeting last week’s goals? What are you going to achieve in the next seven days? Let us know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Week 3 Recap

  1. Big accomplishments from last week are mostly related to house-buying, contractor negotiations, and packing. And while that was all successful (yay!) it didn’t leave a lot of room for writing (dangit!).

    I should have a more specific and measurable goal for this week, but I don’t. It’s pretty much just “write as much as possible” in a desperate attempt to finish a rough draft of this chapter section before the actual moving process starts next week. At this point, I don’t even have a good sense of how many pages that’s going to be. I plan to just write until I run out of outline. Yeeha.

  2. I accomplished my major goal-I submitted an article to the Journal of African American History. My goal for this week is to finish a draft of an article for the Journal of Policy History.

  3. Sorry for flaking last week, guys. I was in Maine competing in a 96-hour race, which meant that I got absolutely nothing done in terms of actual work. But I did return to the real world to find some good news on the publishing front and some copy-edits that need to be done in the next 24 hours. So, for this week, my plan is to take care of those revisions and get a revised reader report response out to the editor, make some headway on historiography and interviewing, and (hopefully!) begin outlining the final chapter. I’m also beginning to prep for a Reacting to the Past development conference in Michigan in a few weeks. I’ll be presenting a project there and have a fair bit of legwork to do in the meantime. That may or may not happen this week.

  4. Hi All,

    Sorry I’m a day late for my usual Monday post. Looks like Kudos are in order for a bunch of you – Aaron grats on buying a house, Matt on getting your article done, and Abby on your race/good news!

    I met my goal for this week, and am pleased with the result. I now have 2/6 major sections for this chapter done, but I’m realizing that I need to pick up the pace if I want to reach my writing goals for the summer. Luckily, I should be able to get a heck of a lot done this week – my calendar is clear after today and my wife is heading out of town for a few days so I’m going to have tons of time and be completely distraction-free. I’m going to follow Aaron’s example for this week and just say that my goal is to get “as much as possible” done. Bare minimum, another chapter segment. I’ve cleared the introductory/background material for this chapter, now I start trying to flesh out a pretty complex argument about the relationship between children’s rights and adulthood – should be fun : )

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