Saturday, September 12, 2009

Contest Warm Up

Last time I did the writing contest, it was a spur-of-the-moment sort of thing. This time, it's all more planned out and I've decided to be a bit more strategic about it. Mostly, by that, I mean that I've got myself a warm up planned.

The first part of my warm up is simple - to get some other things done before Monday so I can have those things out of the way as I'm powering through pages. So, part of my warm up list includes writing my bio for the CWC website and doing all kinds of English 099 & 101 grading and planning.

The second part of my warm up is more focused on getting ready for the challenge itself. This part includes things like clearing off my kitchen table so I have a place to set up my laptop. I don't have wireless at home, so using my laptop means I won't have the temptations of e-mail, etc. while I'm working. Another part of this plan is to do some Cass edits to sort out a problem I was having with the bit just before the bit I'll be writing from scratch. This'll also help me get back into the project and ready to go.

Strategy, people. I has it.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Ha. I has it too.

I'm finishing all the critiques this weekend, strategizing how to set up my laptop for maximum impact (right now it's basically next to Bronwen's crib and that won't work for the late nights I'm planning), making sure my other laptop is warmed up so I can hit that during lunch breaks at work, and even doing laundry and getting all work outfits ready for the next couple weeks.

Be prepared....

Ali said...

:p Whatever. All the strategy in the world won't save you ;)

Debbie said...

Sounds similar to my plan, except for late nights. Don't do those so well. Early mornings are another matter.

I may even pack early for my weekend house/dog-sitting next weekend. Which I never do. Always the night before. We'll see.

Ali said...

Boy, we're all organized. Should make things interesting ;)

The One and Only John said...

Wow, I'm reminded of marathoners prepping for the big race. Kudos to you all for taking the extra time to ensure your success. This sounds like it will be quite exciting.

Jenny said...

John, it will be exciting. Nothing like watching those numbers change on a blog!