Main Commitment: I will write every day for the next 100 days.
Start Date: 2018-03-23
- I will go to the gym to take classes every day. My focus is on yoga. But not every day has a class suitable for my schedule.
- I will tweet my progress every day, with the hashtag
#100DaysOfWriting #100DaysOfX #academicwriting #writingand note which day of the challenge I’m on.
- I will track my progress here and push to GitHub.
- I will only skip a day if something important comes up. And when I resume, I won’t count the day I skipped as one of my 100 days.
- I will encourage and support at least two people each day in the
#100DaysOfWritingchallenge on Twitter. I can read at most 5 tweets about
#100DaysOfWritingeach day. Less is more. Don’t spend more than enough time on the social networking website.
- Don’t skip two days in a row, and try not to skip more than 1 day in 2 weeks.
Writing academic paper and dissertation is daunting. The idea of writing every day gives me a lot of pressure, too. Recording the journey in the 100-day challenge may be a solution to reduce the stress.
- 1 Day: 2018-03-23 Friday
- 7 Days:
- 30 Days
- 60 Days
- 90 Days
- 100 Days
### Day :
Today’s Progress (achievements and frustrations):
- 30-min writing
- Started a draft of a methodology paper
- 199 words
Thoughts and Emotions
I should write the methodology paper this time last year. Today meeting with the advisor gave me impulsion to start writing, and then I followed the emotion. I struggled to find English words to describe my ideas, and decided to use my mother-tongue Chinese to express in the first draft. It is a draft, not a final paper, and nobody will care which language you have used in a no-one-will-see draft. This writing strategy was inspired by my Japanese writing. My level of Japanese is so low that it adds blockage to thinking flow if I write in Japanese directly. Hence, the first draft is written in Chinese, and then it is translated into Japanese. Separating thinking and languages help me understand which part I have difficulty.
- 30-min writing of the 1st draft of a methodology paper