Make progress on a writing project before the summer ends! Join ADVANCE at UNM Director Julia Fulghum and Assistant Professor Lindsay Smith in a 2 Week Online Writing Challenge! Lindsay and Julia are both committing to write for a set amount of time every day for 14 days, starting August 1.
How will this work?
You pick a project and set your own “guidelines.”
How do I get started?
Make your own rules! Need to find the references for an article? Set aside time every day to do that. Need to work on a Revise and Resubmit? Go for it! Pick a project and an amount of time that works for you. We’ll provide the encouragement and virtual company.
Julia is going to work on a book chapter (due in early September) for 30 minutes every day.
Her 30 minutes have to be spent writing sections of the chapter rather than reading or looking for references, getting coffee or wandering around the room.
Writing the 2 Week Writing Challenge blog won’t count!
Lindsay will be working on revising an article for an invited special issue of a journal, due at the end of August. She thinks it will be an enormous relief to get the revisions out of the way before the semester starts.
Her goal for the challenge is to spend 25 minutes each day on focused writing. To help get there, she’s going to try to follow these three rules:
Working for 25 minutes in one sitting
No internet, emails, google scholar searches, reading *just* one more article on the theory, reviewing the data *again* etc
Explicitly asking for help in watching her kiddo for that time since she doesn’t have childcare for one week of the challenge.
Share your goal and rules with us in the comments section at the bottom of the page. You can share your name or be anonymous!