I successfully completed the NaNoWriMo Challenge. Yes I used Scrivener, and would recommend it for organizing long projects. No you cannot read it, because it belongs to a client.
The Path of the Thief Blog Series retains its focus, but I am modifying its execution:
- I am doing everything possible to eliminate all unnecessary obligations, so I am free to focus on one project, and ship it. This means, I am not committing to every day blog releases.
- I need to not focus on daily growth, and more on project based growth with daily consistent work. Therefore, I am not committing to every day metrics.
- “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” - Sun Tzu. -- So I'm going to keep a few things to myself until launch time for each project.
How I intend to move forward with the Path of the Thief Blog Series:
- I do intend to finish the series, as my intention for the overall project is the same.
- I will continue to share educational tools, thoughts, and resources as they are relevant.
- I enjoy when my posts have paintings, so I will continue to post sketches, so I can maintain the practice of painting while I focus on my writing projects.
I have lowered my cost of living by moving into a smaller room. This has freed up time to focus on self-publishing without needing to earn more money doing client work. I have moved into my next self-publishing project, and will continue forward in that direction as planned.
For now, here is a brief list of tools that have been useful to me in the last three weeks:
- http://writeordie.com - If you need to get words on a page, use this tool.
- The Ship It Journal - A free PDF by Seth Godin designed to help remove obstacles for shipping projects. [Here's the video.]
- The Dip - A new favorite hour and a half audiobook by Seth Godin. All about how to be more intentional in which projects you choose to finish, and which ones you are better off quitting.
[Note: Today's painting sketch is a master study of Jeremy Lipking.]