30-Day Sprints – Round 1, Writing

Over the past several months, I have been thinking about improving my skills in several areas and having learned about 30-day sprints as a way to improve, I have decided that I might as well start now.  This blog post is my public commitment to 30 days of writing.  I will write at least 250 words per day.  I will not publish or share the writing every day but I will be keeping track and posting word count.

For the 250 words, I am not striving for polished and perfect words, just 250 words about whatever I am thinking about.  Since I am in the final stages of dissertation editing, I will count any writing I have to do for that.  For when I encounter some self-resistance about “not wanting to write” or having writers-block, I will write about that.

To help with this sprint, future sprints, and developing the discipline muscles, I will do this at a scheduled time every day, between 7-8am.  All the cool kids use dedicated time, Paul J. Silvia’s book How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing has some great recommendations and ideas.

For those who are interested in 30-day sprints for personal development, here is a resource that seems like good a good place to get information:

Here we go!  If you have done anything like this, or want to join the sprinting, let me know, it would be fun to have companions on the journey.

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