Dissertation to Monograph Writing Month (DiMoWriMo)

Marieka Sax and I will be undertaking a writing challenge for the New Year inspired by NaNoWriMo. We are calling it DiMoWriMo—Dissertation to Monograph Writing Month.

The challenge: Write (or revise) 1,000 words a day every day of the month to turn our dissertations into monographs. If we succeed, we will be well on the way to having first drafts.

If either of us miss the goal we will both donate $50 to the Conservative Party of Canada… and experience public failure.

Obviously, we do not plan on failing.

The Rules?

  1. Daily writing is hard, and turning a dissertation into a book is worse. So Marieka Sax and Daniel Tubb commit to writing and/or revising 31,000 words (1,000 per day) for their forthcoming ethnographic monographs during the month of January 2016.
  2. Specifically, every day of the month we will write or revise 1,000 words; post daily public word-counts to Facebook, Twitter, and Google Sheets; and, on Fridays, chat on Skype.
  3. If either of us fails to reach the goal both of us must donate $50 to the Conservative Party of Canada. In addition, we must donate an additional $2 for each additional day of writing we miss.
  4. When we are done we will read and comment on each other’s drafts. 

How are we doing?

Starting tomorrow (January 1, 2016), we will post daily updates to Facebook and Twitter (@danieltubb and @MSaxAnth) and keep a Google Sheet with our progress.

Follow along. Send us messages of encouragement.

Want to join in? Send me a message.

The Stats