Overall, how did NaNoWriMo go? What went well? What did not go well?
I think that NaNoWriMo started off pretty well, but after a while, I got unmotivated and kind of just stopped updating. The first few days, I had a continuous routine of updating, but as the month progressed, I had less and less time to update my story. That and my writer’s block made it very irritating to write the story. However, there were those times where I had a really good idea and just was able to write for a long time.
What did you learn about yourself? (Did you grow in writing or discipline or any other areas)?
I learned that I need to manage my time better. But I think I learned that if I get all my ideas first and make it quantity over quality, then edit it so it is also high quality, my stories are longer because I have a lot more to work with.
What is the end result? Are you cleaning up a short part to get published?
I think i’m going to keep working on the story until it’s finished and maybe when I’m done, post it on wattpad.
I learned much more about geography and maps, which used to be one of my worst subjects. We learned about landforms, location, legends, longitude, latitude and compass roses. Before this unit, I didn’t know where Europe was and what the biggest to smallest continents were. However, now when I look back at my thinking, I laugh.
One of the questions from the survey was, what was your favourite part of this unit? My answer was, the learning/review games. I really liked the games because they persuaded me to study and memorize key terms from the two chapters.
I got the Gold Ferdinand Magellan Badge. I would definitely agree with this badge because I’m not an expert on the subject but i’m still catching on. I understand most of the unit and all of the key words.
One strategy that didn’t work last unit was the packets with all the cards. Some of the packet really helped me but some of it just confused me. One strategy that worked last unit was writing the notes because it helped me go over all the information from the unit.
A goal I have for unit 2 is to really take my time and reread the chapter. Also I want to make sure I understand all the key terms and transfer them into my everyday work.