This is a repost of today’s 30-day challenge entry. Today’s writing prompt involved coming up with five things that you would grade yourself on if you were asked to make your own report card. I think it’s perfect that this particular writing prompt fell on a Friday. This is a great way to assess my week. I have decided though not to focus on all the A grades as the prompt suggested. I listed down things that I feel were important this week. Check out my report card for the week after the jump!
Submitting an article and getting it approved on Ezine: A+
I am ecstatic! My first article to Ezine Articles was just approved! This is one of my personal writing challenges and I’m really glad it has officially lifted off. I used the same article I submitted to one of my writer applications to a local company. The local company specifically said that I am free to publish the article anywhere after I receive my test results. Well, I got the results a few days ago so I just edited the article a bit. I added more meat into it and submitted it to Ezine about three days ago. Got the approval email from Ezine this morning. Woohoo. If you care to, you can find the article here. I read it again and it’s a little rough. Hopefully, my succeeding articles will be better.
Finally completing one of my big writing jobs: B-
I consider any project that is at least a $100 a big job. I finally completed one of my big jobs today. I finished it right on schedule and my employer was happy about it, but I only give myself a B- for it because this is a project that I could have finished last week. I had almost three weeks to do this simple job, but up until yesterday I was still halfway done. I finished the rest yesterday afternoon and this morning. The actual work was that easy. This is an example of how much I need to stick to a strict daily work schedule of some sort.
Acquiring a new source of writing jobs: C+
This is related to the test article I mentioned above. I applied to Essays.ph just so I can have more options and I passed the test. I can now take writing assignments from their system. I give myself only a C+ for this because this has been on my plate for a while and I only submitted my test article a couple of weeks ago. The rates on EssaysPH are a bit low, but at least it’s another source of writing assignments. This is another results-based thing (similar to that other local company I write for), so my earnings from them depend on how much work I take. These days I am not very fond of article writing because I have really been enjoying the editing and proofreading jobs I have right now. It’s like I want to take a break from writing articles from scratch. I will eventually do article writing again though as soon as I feel that I will be able to handle them again.
Taking down my writing and blogging plans: A
I get a lot of ideas when I’m doing ordinary mundane things like washing dishes or going to the bathroom. I have taken to writing them down in my netbook as soon as possible. I now have a living document with my plans and ideas for my blog and my writing. It helps to have that one word file with all these ideas and tasks that I can tick off. It’s actually nice to plan ahead sometimes. Haha.
Completing writing jobs: C
I completed some things this week, but they are still not enough. I still need to work harder to get that rhythm. It was a productive week in some ways, but all I have to show for it are psychic rewards. I have to work harder to get the material rewards, too. It’s a constant struggle, but at least I’m not falling flat on my face just yet. It has only been 9 days into March. C’mon, let’s do this.
So that’s my report card for the week.
How would you grade your week?
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