Thursday, October 18, 2007

InaDWriMo (Int'l Dissertation Writing Month)

November is the (un)official International Dissertation Writing Month (InaDWriMo) which was fashioned last year after NaNoWriMo. Dr. Brazen Hussy is hosting this year. It's a plan to write everyday for a month. It's accountability. It's companionship. It's effective.

Here's what DBH says:

Here's the deal: It starts November 1 and ends November 30. You set your own goal (totally up to you), and keep a word meter or word count on your blog to track your progress. (here are a couple of word meters.) You can only count the words written in November. You can get as competitive and trash-talking as you like (*cough* see Weezy for an example). At the end, the winner... well, the winner gets the pride of a job well done. Or maybe I can send a postcard.

Since I'm striving to finish this dissertation by mid-spring, I'm going to pledge 20,000 words (or about 80 pages). This would take the form of my literature review and my third case study (of three). Now, I'm not saying this work will be pretty, but it will be a solid draft.

Come on and join the fun. You can sign up here.

Cross-posted at Parts-n-Pieces.


mary beth said...

Alright, Billie. I'm inspired. If you can write 20,000 words, so can I--I hope. Thanks for sharing this site and the idea. Can't wait to see how this works out.

Abby said...

Love the idea, but we'll have to see how my back is doing. My lovely husband and our good friend tracked down a sort of podium for me so I can type standing (as I am now), but it's tough on my back still.

So, if I'm healed enough in the next two weeks (which I plan to be), I'm in. 20,000 words, huh? Well, if my back is game, so am I.