EdMo hours update and and a look at the schedule

March 22, 2014

Hours spent editing in March so far: 34 and 49 minutes

I don’t think I’ve actually talked about my NaNoEdMo schedule here before. I’ve built a special Excel spreadsheet to set my day-to-day editing targets, because it isn’t as simple as 1 hour, 37 minutes every day. I have more time available for editing on the weekends than weekdays for instance.

So, I set up a schedule with three types of days: weekends, weekdays, and Comicon. I knew I’d be crazy busy for Comicon, so that Sunday I only gave myself a target of an hour. Actually, I think I did a little less, but I’d done extra time the day before.

The weird thing about the schedule, though, is that there isn’t a single target per type of day otherwise. I’ve set up two formulas. For one, I’m only committing to doing 2 hours per weekend day, and I set the time for a weekday to make up the balance of getting to 50 hours in the month, which comes as a little less than an hour and a half on a weekday. For the other schedule, I only commit to an hour on a weekday, and set the weekends to make up the balance, which is over 3 hours every weekend day.

And generally, I don’t worry too much if I’m caught up on at least one of these schedules. They pass each other every week or so, so it doesn’t matter that much. If I’m actually ahead on both schedules, then I know I’m doing pretty well, and if I’m between, then there’s the second ‘stretch’ target a little ahead of me, encouraging me to keep going.

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So, I guess that’s about it. 15 hours, eleven minutes to get done over the next nine days!

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Post 700 – The Stage is Yours

December 7, 2012

A stage

Okay, this is my 700th post, and I couldn’t think of anything cool that would be really worthy of such a milestone. So – and I hope this works, I thought I’d through a kind of an impromptu blogging ‘Open Mike Night.’

If you’ve got something that you think is cool, share it in the comments to this post. Link to a funny YouTube video, share a few paragraphs of your Nano masterpiece, or get up on the soapbox, whatever. I may edit the post to include my favorite little bits.

And have a great weekend, everybody!


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