Clarion Write-a-thon Week 1

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A little bit of a rocky week, especially Friday. Ideally, I’d like to average 1,000 words/day. That’d be awesome. Life creeps up, with unavoidable things like responsibility and sleep but I have a secret that I’ll share with you. Lean a little close. That’s it, just a little closer.

It’s a little maddening to miss your goals. I live by my TODO list and I hate leaving things unfinished at the end of the day. You can’t beat yourself up over it, though. Make adjustments, if it’s a chronic problem (like overcommitment). In the end, though, it comes down to one thing:


Thank you, thank you, thank you. Several of you have made donations totaling $175 dollars, blowing away my personal expectations for fundraising for Clarion.


I know Scrivener Fu. And I use Project Targets like a boss. I fell short on my word count last week but I know exactly what I need to do to stay on target. Week two is already ahead of schedule:

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Resetting my Session Target each morning, I know the minimum I need to write to maintain my pace, and any overage will work in my favor the next day.

Overall, I’m quite happy with the way things are going. I’ve been doing a fair amount of revising, which is slowing things down a little bit but it needs to be done, especially if I want to start tormenting beta readers with a draft of this monster later this year.

Write-a-thon goal:

Adam Israel
Author ꞏ Genealogist ꞏ Software Engineer

My interests include genealogy, cloud computing, and all things open source.

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