Short post so I can get back to my Kinship Determination Project! 🙂
I have been spending a fair amount of time researching for my KDP. One of my ancestors who is a subject in my lineage narrative is famous (in limited circles) and so I have been researching a lot of materials written by and about him.
But, I haven’t been writing much.
So, if that ever happens to you, here is what I did. I gave myself some very achievable, but measurable, goals:
- I must write 500 words per day–they can be “ugly” but I must write 500 words.
- I must write a minimum of 3 footnotes.
- I cannot play my card game (!) until I have written my 500 words.
Five hundred words is not impossible. I can even knock it out in about 30 minutes as they do not have to be perfect. I find that if I write just 500, I will often write 1000.
It’s working for me.
What I have done since the last posting: written 500 words per day on my KDP, spoke at the Stillaguamish Genealogical Society on Ostfriesland culture and genealogy, started and completed the SGS newsletter (out now for proofreading/editing), attended a presentation at SGS on genetics and health by my friend, Janice (Nice job, Janice!); started to work on my six proposals for the Northwest Genealogy Conference (held in 13-15 August in Arlington WA). They are due 31 December. Met with a potential client and sent out a contract/proposal to him.