The Mario Party Method for Goal Tracking

A whiteboard with a star count of 7 and a coin count of 25
My stars and coins at the beginning of August.

Since last year, I’ve been using Mario Party-inspired shorthand for tracking some of my short fiction-related writing goals. I “collect” a star every time I write a story and a coin every time I submit a story, a simple technique that works for me because my gamer brain loves gamification. Read more about it on Medium.

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