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In lieu of a draft, a goal

So, after the Go Play NW playtest of Know Thyself and the discussion afterwards (some even extending into lunch the next day), I have many more notes on what needs to be worked on as well as several suggestion on how to do so.

Since that means I won’t have a draft this week, it instead means that I’m could to declare a goal of having a draft by Saturday night. I’m also cutting up Master Plan #10 this week, so it’ll be a tight fit but I’ve got to press on.

This is my idea: if we make short-term goals for ourselves and declare them, it’s something that everyone else give feedback on — like asking me how things are going if by Monday next I don’t have a new draft up. Also, it’s a good way to let people know where you are. This isn’t one of The Rules, but I think just fits into our support network. I won’t stop commenting on others, either, so no worries there. (Jeff, expect comments tomorrow — I’ve got post-con exhausting right now.)

Also, see what I did there? I set another goal publicly. Maybe there’s something to this idea — voluntary, but I think that makes it better.


June 24, 2007 - Posted by | Goals, Know Thyself


  1. You know, I like your idea, Ryan. It makes it a good and workable middle step between being invisible and posting fully-formed thoughts/drafts. It also let us account for other responsibilities we have going on, like our podcasts and such.

    Comment by Daniel M. Perez | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  2. I hope that ideas like these will help keep us at that “long-term sustainability” I’m looking for.

    Comment by Ryan Macklin | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  3. I think that “update to the plan” posts are as useful as “here’s the plan” posts.

    Comment by ptevis | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  4. […] So, on my last post, I said that rather than having a draft I would declare a goal. This seems like a good idea to put […]

    Pingback by Defining Goals « Master Mines | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  5. I concur. All of it is part of the work.

    Comment by misuba | June 25, 2007 | Reply

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