Week 3 - Building a Weekly Rhythm
Objectives Weekly Activities Homework (complete by Week 4)
- Discuss weekly plans
- Each member share progress to goals and goals for next week (Usually 15 min/person)
- Write every day (at least 30 minutes), use a timer, and complete your daily check-in (M-F or 5 days/7).
- Hold a Weekly Planning Session.
- Give yourself a pat on the back in the form of a quick written reflection on what you accomplished, no matter how small.
- After writing, reward yourself (a walk, a call with a friend, etc.)
- Watch the Webinar, Moving From Resistance to Writing (Webinar, 1:21)
- Guiding Questions:
- Identify one limiting belief you hold about the writing process (i.e. you need huge blocks of time to write, you must be “inspired,” etc.). What are the origins of this belief—grad school habits, advice from a mentor, etc.?
- What can you do today to create a new narrative (and a new possibility!) for yourself?
- Optional materials + modalities:
- Annie LaMott, "LaMott - Shitty First Drafts" (PDF, 2 pages).
- Annie LaMott, "LaMott, Short Assignments" and "Perfectionism" Bird by Bird (excerpt, 6 pages).
- Jensen, "Jensen, How to Cope With Multiple-Project Paralysis.pdf " (Chronicle of Higher Ed article, 3 pages).
- Jensen, "Jensen, The Myth of One More Source.pdf ." (Chronicle of Higher Ed article, 2 pages).