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Trying to make this writing thing stick. Medium: Twitter: @Fiene_P

Joined 03 January 2019.

Total writing: 260 days.

Current streak: 48 days.

Total word count: 109157 words (419 words on average per post)

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Motivation with Explicit Timelines

10 hours ago, for day 47 by Fiene

The first time I noticed that setting an explicit time to things helps me do them more reliably was during my stint at NaNoWriMo last year. Every day after writing, I would write down a few notes and the exact time I would write the next day. The next day,...


1 day ago, for day 46 by Fiene

The weather has improved, the sky is brighter and the energy - both mine and the spirits of the house - has lifted. I am glad to report that whatever I was fighting has mostly moved on. Other than a slight soreness in my throat, I am fine! I even...

Sticking To The Essentials

2 days ago, for day 45 by Fiene

So yesterday I had a really good, really productive day. Today on the other hand, I had a day-long escapade with the mother of all headaches. I slept a lot. I prayed for the aspirin to finally do its job, and then I slept some more. I went to the...

A Day Well Done

3 days ago, for day 44 by Fiene

Today was a marvellous day; I feel quite accomplished. It's not so much the number of things I got done (a fair bit, thank you) but the kind of stuff I got done. I always feel glad when I get the sense that I have made progress on a couple...

One Word at a Time

4 days ago, for day 43 by Fiene

The power of listening

Project Management and Familiarity Bias

6 days ago, for day 41 by Fiene

Every time I talk about organizing things with the Haxe crowd, there is the question of which tool to use. They live in GitHub, so to them, there is probably not a bird in the sky that you can not kill with a GitHub-shaped stone. I never work in GitHub...

Can't You Take a Compliment?

1 week ago, for day 40 by Fiene

When I was younger, I had a tough time taking compliments. I would always hedge, qualify and downplay whatever I was getting the praise on. I'd say things like "Oh well I didn't do this by myself, so it's not that special, really" or "I could have done so much...

Tiny Better Choices

1 week ago, for day 39 by Fiene

I just interrupted my relaxation programme (watching Picard) because I realised that I had not yet written today. I only came home an hour and a half ago, and I feel pretty tired from the last two days. So I am noticing this little better choice I just made. I...

Priorities and Rest

1 week ago, for day 38 by Fiene

Priorities are a superpower. I may have said this before, but I think it's worth reminding myself of it now and then. Especially when I start to feel a little guilty about not doing a thousand things or when FOMO comes by for an unexpected visit. I am in Hamburg...

On The Road

1 week ago, for day 37 by Fiene

This is my second time typing an entry on my phone during all my time on this platform. I'm currently in the car, on my way to Hamburg. Obviously I am not driving. We've made our way all the way through ABBA's greatest hits already. They're fun to sing along...