Welcome aboard Flight BW11 with service of the 7th Week of Book Writing!
If you haven’t read them yet, these are the links to the earlier posts in this series of my blog on book writing:
Post #1: WHY I’M WRITING THE BOOK https://muslimandmoney.com/why-im-currently-writing-a-book-about-shariah-compliant-investing-in-the-stock-market
Post #2: INTRODUCING ELZISTYLE BOOK WRITING CLUB https://www.elzistyle.com/introducing-elzistyle-book-writing-club
Post #3: BOOK WRITING GOAL CLARIFICATION https://www.elzistyle.com/clarify-your-book-writing-goal
Post #4: MY WORK ETHICS AND PRODUCTIVITY TIPS
Post #5: 1ST AND 2ND WEEK OF WRITING AS DRAFTING
Post #6: #3RD WEEK OF WRITING AS DRAFTING
Post #7: #4TH WEEK OF WRITING AS DRAFTING
Addendum: My Writing and Translation Journey in April 2022
Post #8: FIRST MONTH EVALUATION
Post #9: 5TH WEEK OF WRITING AS DRAFTING
Post #10: 6TH WEEK OF WRITING AS DRAFTING
In my previous post, I promised to share with you the actual status of writing the book, HOW TO SHARI’AH-COMPLIANTLY INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINE STOCK MARKET: BEGINNER’S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE, during the seventh week (May 16-19, 2022). I will also share with you what transpired during the eight week (May 23-31).
May 16 (Monday) – I was able to draft two pages of the book (pages 98-99).
May 17 (Tuesday) – Al-hamdulillah, I was also able to draft two more pages (pages 100-101).
May 18-19 (Wednesday-Thursday) – During these two days, I was on travel and I was not able to work on the book.
So, on the seventh week (May 16-19) of writing, I was only able to draft 4 pages of the book while the weekly target is 15 pages.
May 23 (Monday) – Before leaving for a two-day journey, I was able to find early morning time for drafting two pages of the book (pages 102-103).
May 24 (Tuesday) – I was not able to work on the book as I was then still on travel.
May 25 (Wednesday) – Again, I was not able to work on the book as I suffered from loose bowel movement (LBM).
May 26 (Thursday) – I decided to postpone working on the book because a few days earlier (May 22) I accepted Dr. Ryan Maboloc’s proposal for ElziStyle Bookshop to publish his most recent book, RADICAL DEMOCRACY IN THE TIME OF DUTERTE (https://amzn.to/3HeRbwE). I had to start the typesetting in order to catch up with the July target publication.
May 30-31 (Monday-Tuesday) – I had still been on travel since May 28 (Saturday) and I had to proceed with the typesetting and editing of Dr. Maboloc’s book.
In summary, for the seventh and eighth weeks, I was only able to draft 6 pages, as opposed to 30 pages target for 2 weeks.
In the next blog, insha’ Allah, I will share with you the continuation of initial drafting of the book, HOW TO SHARI’AH-COMPLIANTLY INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINE STOCK MARKET: BEGINNER’S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE, by evaluating my performance during the second month (May 2022).
In particular, I will address the following evaluation questions:
* What milestones did I reach for this goal?
* How close am I to my goal?
* What brought me to my milestones?
* What roads turned out to be wrong ways?
* What better roads can I explore to get to my milestones?
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