This weeks project time ran into Thanksgiving break. Unfortunately, I didn't get the time during break to work on my project. Soooooo for the next coming week, I plan on picking up the slack and hopefully doing more work to make up for the lost time. Everything's coming together really well! Even the art portion which is more of a challenge for me. The past couple weeks I was really skeptical about my project and if I'm even doing the right project. But with all the work I'm putting it I have a good feeling about it!! :)
Friday, November 8, 2013
Throughout this project, I have learned so much. The amount of research I have done for this project is unreal. Even useless facts about self publishing, I could answer! For some reason, I feel like this project has done lots for me, even beyond the topic. How important the use of time management is and why it is important for people to take a break from technology and their everyday routines. That everybody should just stop and take a break. Even reasons beyond writing a children's book have come from this process. Things that I didn't even think related to this project or that I would every think I would get from doing this.
If I was given the chance to change something about my project, I don't think I would change anything. I really like where I am right now in my project. I like the discoveries and leaps I've made while making the mistakes I did in the last couple months. The mistakes I made in this project, connects to the important things that I have established. I think everyone should take at least take something from the mistakes that they made and relate it back to their project. Personally, I think the mistakes are the he most important part, because the mistakes are the main focus in why my project turned out the way it did.
In class, we talked about how other schools are inspired by our English class and starting their own 20 Time Project. I think that is so great that kids are getting the opportunity to do this project! I think all English classes should incorporate the project into their curriculum. Anyway, on Tuesday and Wednesday, I skipped practice to work on this project. Throughout the 2 days, that gave me an extra 6 hours to work on my book. I started to use color for my title picture. I am not going anyway for break so I will hopefully find the time to get a little farther on it. Mr. Provenzano has been stressing the fact of how much our speeches are worth. I'm already soooo nervous!! I have a couple, possible ideas that I could talk about but I'm not even finished with my project yet! Hopefully, if I keep plugging along with it, the idea will come to me. I know for a fact, that it won't be able to professionally publish my book. There is just not enough time! Maybe I could incorporate the fact that I didn't finish, right? I just worried that I won't be able to talk for a whole 8 minutes on just one topic. I'm sure I will figure it out soon!
The past couple of weeks, I have been very busy and haven't gotten done with the things that is wanted. I need to start managing my time to make sure that I have the time needed to complete the tasks that need to get done that week. I haven't even touched the project in about a week and a half. It makes me nervous because I really want to compete the project. However, the iwmportance of time magnagment could play a big part in the presentation. That could be the main subject and the project would be a great example of procrastination!!
I am getting very far in my project this week. I Continued my short story and finally reached the 10th page!! Wooo! It's going very well and I'm very excited. I started thinking about the idea behind writing a children's book for the end of the year speech. It's very tricky because the I idea that I come up with has to be able to go in depth for at least 8 minutes. I'm not a public speaker so even the idea of presenting for 8 minutes makes me nervous. I didn't work on illustrations for the book this week but that will be my number one goal for the next up coming week. It's all coming together very nicely.
Sooo winter break is coming up! Since I'm not going anywhere of or break, it I'll give me the time that I need to work on my project. These next two weeks are really needed for my project because there is a lot that needs to be done regarding the illustrations. It's hard for me because you end to really sit down and concentrate on the pictures. I have been so busy lately concentrating and having the motivation to do it is very tricky. However, I have high hopes for myself and can't wait to see what is going to happen! Yay!
Slowly but surely, I'm still making progress on the cover of the book. I've been very busy lately and haven't exactly gotten as far as I planned lately, but at least it's going somewhere, and in the right direction. Since I haven't gotten too much done this week, they project has barely made any progress worth noting. However, in class today, Mr. Provenzano was talking about the end of the year presentations in the first week of June. Public speaking isn't exactly a cup of tea for me, so I'm already really nervous for that. A whole 8 minutes of talking all by myself on the stage is going to be sooooo difficult! However, if my project keeps going the way it is, I won't have any trouble with the topic of the talk. Getting excited woooo