I did it. I finished the fourteen-day challenge and I’m a better researcher for it. Every time I do a project like this, I finding myself wanting to do another one because I feel like the next time I can do it better in less time. That’s called “progress.”
One of the best parts of the challenge was the push to write up the research report because that’s a skill I really, really want to improve.
If you’re curious, you can take a look at the work-in-progress.
And what are the takeaways from the experience?
- The research log is key to being able to write efficiently. I’m motivated to put more effort into that step in future projects.
- It would have been better if I had written as I had research. Next time.
- There’s no way to do a good job editing without building in a few days to let the draft copy sit.