I’m taking part in the Academic Writing Month challenge.

My goal for the month: Two full article drafts from my dissertation and a complete literature review for the new research project I’m working on.

Strategy: Write Mondays and Fridays. 1st article draft done by 11/10, literature review done by 11/20, and 2nd article done by 11/30.

This year’s #AcWriMo has dropped the book aspect to allow more people to get involved and ensure that tweeted content shows up in the regular #AcWri stream. Approaching the initiative as a diagnostic tool, Charlotte has set out six key rules:

• Decide on a goal that’s word, time or task based (and stretches you)

• Publicly declare said goal (this gives you a push from the start)

• Draft a strategy (planning in advance will focus you)

• Openly discuss your problems and progress

• Don’t slack off

• Declare your results at the end