Academic Writing Month is back! If you participated last year and you had actually achieved your writing goals during that one short month, I hope you are ready for more this year and are already on-board by signing up in the Academic Writing Accountability Spreadsheet. At this moment, we have over 400 participants who have signed up in the spreadsheet by putting their names, declaring their ultimate and daily writing goals.
If you have already signed up, are you prepared to have an intensive month of writing? If not, it’s okay. It’s not too late to get some preparation. Do read the Storify tweets about our AcWri twitter chat on 16 October 2013 to discuss about our preparation for AcWriMo.
Before we begin AcWriMo tomorrow, I want to share with you some tips in updating the Accountability spreadsheet. As the list of names is getting very long in the spreadsheet, finding your own row to update might be a bit difficult especially if you need to scroll down the long list. Hence, I suggest to you a simple tip to find your row with ease.
On the spreadsheet, click on Edit – Find and Replace.
Just type your name and you will find your row in a second. Do take care not to accidentally replace any thing unwanted or delete other participants’ rows.
I’m very grateful this year to have extra hands to maintain the spreadsheet. Now, we have three different spreadsheet administrators to help sorting the list at least 3 times a day. The AcWriMo Spreadsheet Administrators are Lorry Trujillo Perez (@bead_109), Eljee Javier (@eljeejavier), and I (@mystudiouslife) . Lucky for us the administrators (we are also the AcWriMo Ambassadors), each of us lives on different timezone and we actually can provide you any AcWriMo support for 24 hours a day (with each of us to cover at least 8 hours a day).
Do follow us on Twitter and let us know if you need help on the spreadsheet or just need some ‘cheerleading’ for the day. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #AcWriMo for your tweets so we can always keep in touch. AcWriMo this year will be the most happening event for the academics and you really don’t want to miss this!
May you have a great productive writing month in November 🙂