If you’ve been looking for a way to test your project skills then what you need is a short project.
Something with community support, with clear goals, clear progress measurement and the opportunity to plan and manage your own workload. Granted, managing the workload of others is a key part of projects, but the fundamental principles of project management are there to practice.
So here’s our recommendation.
In November, the NaNoWriMo challenge kicks off. It’s the National Novel Writing Month.
The challenge is simple.
Write a fifty thousand word novel in thirty days.
That’s 1,667 words per day.
At the beginning you start with a broad idea of what your novel could be about, at the end you have a substantial hunk of wordage. It may be complete. It may be significant fragments of what you need.
Either way, it will be a massive step towards completing your book.
If you plan it out at the beginning, then it’s likely that you’ll have a nice, cohesive novel.
And, be honest, haven’t you always thought about writing a book?
Head over to www.nanowrimo.org to find out more, or drop us a line for project tips to help you succeed!