Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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wonderfulloved is doing 39 things including…

ORGANIZE all story ideas into plays, novels, tv and film scripts, one act plays

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wonderfulloved has written 4 entries about this goal

Books about writing

“If you’re looking for lessons from the life masters – people who’ve made long careers in the world of fiction – then run, do not walk, to your local bookshop and buy Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s utterly indispensable Bird by Bird, and Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings and Ursula LeGuin’s Steering the Craft.”


got more bursts of inspiration. couldnt type fast enough at some points. but the thing is, the RX i am on bc of the flu are actually stimulants. eh.

had an AMAZING conversation with someone the other night. we realized we both like to protect what is important to us, and that we are very protective of our passions, and we hold ourselves to a very high standard/ideal. it is okay to accept ones passions and take steps forward. yey

Organize Writing -- Inspiration and typing fast & Why I Write

An idea for a story came to me last night, and in bed i madly typed into my phone in the text message/notes section. alll of a sudden, with the title, came the rising action, the characters. the locations, the smells, the tiniest details, the looks in their eyes. and the REASON for the story.

something just under my nose. yes, i want to and will complete this, but the journey is realy amazing. my recall and attention to detail and flow is…... humbling.

my brain is back on and it is nice. it wasnt really missed when i wasnt like this. i think i needed a break from thinking! hah. and i needed a break from being so gosh darn PASSIONATE about everything. and needed time to reflect, and PUT THE PEN DOWN STOP WRITING, stop trying to out your feelings into a play where another character is going through them!! :)

it is great to sit and type away. to have it flow. to have it mean something to me. for anyone to write something it is nice for it to mean something and for the PROCESS to be enjoyable, and. . . . . . . . . mean something gosh darn it!

bits and pieces, out of order, come to me. it is a TOTALLY new idea, and i seem to be thinking from the end about this story, and i do not usually do that. ususally i have an idea, a character, and a rising action, but i do not know where to go (AH HA! the same can be said about my LIFE! ahhh haha) and NOW, i know where this play/novel/script is going to go and how it is going to end up. and maybe it is because i KNOW what i want out of life. my values are in order after being tested. i KNOW where this story is going, i can see the clarity in the characters intentions, history, and motives. i can see the clarity in my own life as well.

i can see the coffee cup from across the room that has glittered throuhg my veins today. :)

*Why I Write
i write mostly because i feel that it is a way of locking into immortality what i hold dear and have once seen. it is a way of bringing people together. it is medicine. it is escape.

Creative writing

to do this i need:
—get stuff from where it is being stored
—contact friend
—get a filing cabinet
—get blank folders
—rip out pages in magazines and newspapers to keep me on track
—make a concrete plan
—get inspired by Tyler Perry if i start to think i am “crazy” or with my head in the clouds.
—get blank notebooks together, OR buy a laptop, OR geet a new flash drive not sure which yet.

what i do know is that this MUST be done.

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