If I Don’t Reach My Goal – Have I Failed?

Late last month I wrote about my goal of writing 50 thousand words this month as part of Digital Writing Month.  Some 26 days later, I know that I won’t reach that goal; at least not in the way I had totally envisioned. Now, I could spend a lot of time feeling frustrated about this….but why?  I created this goal for myself, during what I knew was going to be a busy and hectic month. The reality is that I was probably overly enthusiastic and perhaps even a little too ambitious.

So the question is this; by not reaching my original goal – have I failed?  Perhaps yes….perhaps no.  I’m not going to agonize over it.  Instead, I’m celebrating the various things that I have done and that I will continue to do in the days to come.  Below is a List.ly of a selection of the various things that I have been working on this month.  Regardless of my word count, I’m producing content for various projects. I’m also being a lot more strategic in the way that I’m fitting everything together.

Stuff I'm Working on for Digital Writing Month - November 2012 #digiwrimo

Stuff I'm Working on for Digital Writing Month - November 2012 #digiwrimo

This is a collection of links to some of the things that I have been working on during Digital Writing Month - November 2012. I likely won't make my original goal of 50k words for the month - BUT - I have been fitting a lot of planning and writing in. If you would like to know more about Digital Writing Month you can check it out here: http://www.digitalwritingmonth.com/

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    Sound of 100

    Sound of 100

    An addition of this project to my website.

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    45 Conversations

    45 Conversations

    The addition of this page to my website.

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    Why I’m Writing 50,000 Digital Words in November

    Why I’m Writing 50,000 Digital Words in November

    A post talking about why I am participating.

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    Workplace & Community Child Care

    Workplace & Community Child Care

    Workplace & Community Child Care, Helping Address Work-Life Issues

    I updated and modified this page on my website.

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    Focused On Brilliance, Despite the Distractions
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    Early Learning & Care Canada | Facebook

    Early Learning & Care Canada | Facebook

    Developed this new Facebook Page for Early Learning & Care Canada which is launching out under 45 Conversations this month.

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    Early Learning & Care Canada — Face to Face & Online Professional Development for Educators

    Early Learning & Care Canada — Face to Face & Online Professional Development for Educators

    A brand new website, blog and online community that will bring Canadian Early Childhood Educators, Early Learning Professionals and Parents together from Coast to Coast!

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    On Jealousy, Judgements & Other Online Antics That Hurt People
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    Working from Anywhere – Intentionally

    Working from Anywhere – Intentionally

    I can work from anywhere. Intentionally.

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    Online ProD for ECE's - We Are Ambitious!

    Online ProD for ECE's - We Are Ambitious!

    A post talking about our plans for Online Professional Development at Early Learning Canada

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    Talking Upcoming Plans for Early Learning & Care Canada

    Talking Upcoming Plans for Early Learning & Care Canada

    A post sharing more about our plans for Early Learning Canada.

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    Crowd Sourced Reading of The Impact Equation

    Crowd Sourced Reading of The Impact Equation

    In a recent conversation between my friends Nick Kellet and Paul O'Mahony, the idea of a crowd sourced audio reading of the book came up.

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Comments

  1. I passed the 50,000 mark mid November. Approaching 68,000 I stopped tracking but in retrospect, should have been herding them better ~ too scattered from working on multiple and often unrelated digital projects. I already do a lot of digital writing and have been doing NaNoWriMo since 2004. Both were advantages (albeit sometimes double edged).  

    As you wrote, “I’m also being a lot more strategic in the way that I’m fitting everything together,” something long overdue and much needed.  As amusing as different “digi games” were, this is my major takeaway. I hope the refit sticks…

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