We've reached the half-way point of the competition!
My goals have been going along pretty well so far, and I was once again able to complete everything I had set out to do. (I blame that largely on process goals over target goals, because I actually fell way short of what I was hoping to complete this last week. Revising has taken way more effort than I originally planned.)
Sprint 2 Results
I don't have much in the way of an itemized list of things completed. I began doing some website work early in the week, and decided that the website stuff is probably lower priority because I can tweak it after the book launch if necessary. The rest of the week was spent revising the book. I wanted to get through two full passes of that, and so far am only to about page 158 of 427. Interestingly, the book was 439 pages a week ago. I've shed 12 pages without actually losing anything important. In fact, I've actually made the book stronger overall.
The chapters on using and making classes has actually gotten a heavy dose of revising, which is something it needed.
I'm actually frequently surprised by the size of "bugs" that weren't ever squashed and also weren't ever pointed out to me. 99% of the stuff in the book is correct and well written (IMHO) but I do keep stumbling into weird little things here and there.
Visual Studio 2017 has an official release date of March 7th. They've never really done that in the past, but I think it's like the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio or something. So I think I know what my target date is, and I should be good.
Sprint 2 Goals
In terms of what I'll be working on, it's largely the same stuff I listed last time:
- Two full passes through the book, cover-to-cover, revising things.
- Finish getting the website ready.
At this point, I think I can safely say I probably won't finish all of that by the end of next week, but I should be getting close.
I'm going to reuse my goals from last week, with one slight adjustment to change the number of gym workouts to 4 instead of 3. (It's actually warming up here, and I can run outside, which is way more fun for me. Plus I have a goal of hitting 1000 miles over the whole year, so I need to start pushing down on the gas pedal a little harder if I want to hit that.)
1. Do at least 30 minutes of work on the book every single day. ███████ (7/7)
2. Get a total of 20 hours of work during the week. ████████████████████████████████████░░░░ (36/40)
3. Get to the gym at least 3 times this week. █░░░ (1/4)
4. Get 8 hours of sleep every night. ██████░ (6/7)
Updated 10:30 pm Sunday.