Friday, February 17, 2006

Click 'send' for happiness!

I almost met my goal of getting 2 writing projects out the send slot in my email box this week and technically speaking (since tomorrow is really an official end of the week) I will still make the goal (although not with orginal intent which was 'end of normal people's workweek').

One paper is a revision that I am really happy with, I think it is a vast improvement over the first draf--let's just hope the editor and reviewers think so too!

The second project is--- you , guessed it! ---project X which was in track to go out to today except for some difficulties in second author's schedule today which just didn't permit those last edits. However, I expect to get it back from her tomorrow and click send then.

Then, back to regularly schedule dissertation writing. I'm officially starting a new file called "Discussion" --yes, I am finally nearing the finish line. I can see it off near the horizon.

Oh, and in less than 2 weeks I will have survived my writing marathon and will be sitting in a cafe on the other side of the big pond. I'm not sure if I will be drinking an espresso or perhaps a panache as I people watch and try not to think about writing. Hmmmm?


BrightStar said...

ooo... I didn't know you had such an exciting trip coming up! What excellent motivation that must be for you!

trueborn said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love that you wrote "and try not to think of writing."

Lemme tell you if I had written half of what you have been describing in the last three weeks, I would not have to *try* at all to not think of writing. My consciousness would be a vacuous chasm of not-writing-related thoughts.

Honest to God, I read you and Dr. Dice and am increasingly, painfully aware that it will be a blessing if I *don't* get an interview for an academic job. I like thinking and all, and there are parts of the research process that interest me, but I do not love reading research and I do not love technical writing.

In fact, there have been times when I flat out hated it. So, I don't know what the hell I am thinking applying to academic positions.