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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Proposal sent

Wow, I haven’t been to this site in too long.

I completed the Third Draft, the Synopsis, and sent my book proposal to my first publisher yesterday. I don’t know if my novel will get published on its first try but I can definitely say that it feels good just to have finished a project.

For other (more frequent) updates, check out my writing blog.

http://initialdraft.blogspot.com



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Second Draft done!

I completed the second draft of my novel before the end of March as I planned. Now, before the end of April, my goal is to do a full read-through and make any cosmetic or minor changes/improvements before submitting to a publisher.

I even have the first publisher picked out to submit to.



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Almost done... I think

I am currently trying to wrap up my second draft of my first novel. It is a fantasy novel with a plot about a lot of the same things other fantasy novels are about. I hope that the intricacies of the characters and the controversy created by the prevalent religions of the world will keep readers interested. My first draft goal was to get to 50,000 words and as of today I am just over 68,000. When I am done I will probably be around 73,000 or so and ready to submit to a publisher. I’m pretty excited.




 

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