It's Week 12 already. How, HOW, did that happen?
I'm not going to lie, I'm really worried about my dissertation. A lot has happened this semester and I let it come between me and my writing. It's my fault and I own that, but now I need to recover from it all and move forward with the dissertation. In other words, I need a Productivity Hammer.
This is no longer the time for gentle, easy 1,000 word count goals for me. I will never defend at that rate. I can't be ABD for the next job search season; I need my PhD in hand (or at least defended, waiting for graduation). Brute force and sheer determination are the only way this is getting done now.
I sense that I'm not alone in this. Is anyone else in need of a Productivity Hammer or perhaps Dame Eleanor's Mervaylous Anti-Bugge Power-Writer Spray? Some of us have already revisited the goals for the group. Some have revamped their routines to improve productivity. (By the way, the 3 90-minute work blocks a day are working great...if only I could use them all for writing!) What else are you going to do to finish strong for the writing group? How are you going to bring the pain on your goals for the group? (Bring the pain? I clearly have been watching too much wrestling with my little nephew.)
Before I forget, is anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting the next incarnation of the writing group to keep the forward momentum going for those who want it? Please say yes!
Amanda@ladyscientist: (1)Cut down research plan to 6 pages.(2)Write Career goals (3)Write RCR
Amstr (writing account): 1) Ch. 4 thesis statement and abstract, 2) Ch. 4 structure and topic sentences, 3) organize research and make a plan for Belcher Wk. 5.
Bardiac: no check-in
Contigent Cassandra: goal for 4/1: shitty but full rough draft of the chapter.
Dame Eleanor Hull: Companion-piece revisions and submission. At least one hour a day on research, focusing on IPM and translation, unless I really have my teeth into one of the MMP-pieces.
Danne: no check-in
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell: moving boxes
emmawriting: no check-in
Good Enough Woman: no goal set
heu mihi: Fill in MS info for Kzoo draft (involves some research). Spend 1 hour on article draft.
humming42: Go to conference. Post online survey. Write other proposal and look for participants.
Jane B: Conveniently I have four conference abstracts (or maybe five?) due at the end of the week. So my goals for the week are two-fold: Do something research oriented FIRST, before I go on to the teaching and admin and everything, even if it's just for 15 minutes. And complete and submit four (or maybe five) abstracts. Sigh.
Jason: no check-in
Jodi: Power through starting (hopefully) tomorrow. I need 3,000 words to get a really good chapter finished and off to my supervisor. Work on the dissertation every day.
kiwi2: a first draft of grant proposal RD. A three page, but immensely dense proposal with a very high bar for success (daunting in itself). I feel tired at the thought, but have to go into battle for this one. And one day of work on the exotic synthesis.
kiwimedievalist/zcat_abroad: no check-in
luolin88: 30 minutes on Friday.
Matilda: Revise the paper and make a plan for another paper
meansomething: 1) 5 12-minute sessions of writing. 2) One book ms. submission. 3) One magazine submission
metheist: Get my nerd on at the conference next week. I haven't been able to do this in a year, so I'm excited.
nwgirl: Finish revisions on another chapter
Pilgrim/Heretic: 1500 words
profacero (Z): the abstract; decide about that second application and act or not; not hoping for any words besides the abstract but if I finish it I will rework it in Spanish, in a more sociological direction, and send to a second conference; send off state income tax, acquire deck materials, prepare and give lecture about Mexico City as laboratory of 21st century urban life (how did I get myself into this?) for on campus lecture series with audience of 200 or 300 people (why did I forget I was supposed to do this and what will I say?), more exercise.
rented life: no check-in
Susan: get the draft done
tracynicolrose: Finish submitting TS paper; finish application packet; read for BE paper, look at MS data
Zabeel: no check-in