From #NaNoWriMo to #AcWriMo

After reading a recent post by Catherine, I became aware of an event called AcWriMo–Academic Writing Month. Inspired by NaNoWriMo, AcWriMo is an event for academics to set writing goals for the month of November to really push themselves to get some serious writing done. I had originally started with NaNoWriMo, but after some consideration (I don’t feel a particular passion for my story at the moment, so I don’t see much purpose in writing it; for academic writing, on the other hand, I think there are some challenging goals I could set that would be much more purposeful), I’ve decided to switch over to AcWriMo. This way, I will still be writing, but I will be writing something that I hope to be more meaningful than a story that I am simply forcing.

My goals for AcWriMo:

  1. Finish my fosmid project report
  2. Finish my aerosol project report
  3. Finish book review for Start With Why
  4. Finish book review for So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  5. Finish book review for Drive
  6. Write an opinion-piece that is critically and thoroughly researched