I’ve decided to take the plunge and join AcWriMo this year. This post will be brief, as I’m already behind, but plan to catch up today. My goal it to write an average of 1,000 words a day for everyday in November. They can be on anything directly related to writing for the PhD. I have a couple of abstracts and a poster to write, but the main thing I need to do at the moment is write up the interviews which I have just completed here in Kyoto. A few ground rules I’m setting myself:

  • To be included in the word count, they must be written in Scrivener. Thus drafts on paper, Evernote or Word don’t apply. This is to help me make sure that everything ends up in a place where I can find it later, i.e. I’ve decided where it’s going, it has a purpose.
  • First drafts and edits or re-writes are fine, but it’s the total words added which counts, so anything deleted is out.
  • Notes on readings don’t count, but that shouldn’t stop me doing them!
  • Blogs, twitter, facebook don’t count… so I’d better get on with my writing for today.

Oh, and I have to travel back to the UK in this time, hence why I am aiming for an average. I did a couple of days last week to get myself going and may add the words I did then for my travel days… hope that’s not cheating.

I’ll post here occasionally (if I’ve done my word count for the day), but you can also follow me on twitter @lucubrat.

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