This week’s theme is space, in various senses: first, amstr is offering a space for the Summer 2012 writing group. Go on over and sign up if you’re interested!
Then we have space in the sense of physical places in which to write. I am fortunate in having a study at home as well as an office at work. However, at the moment Glendower has taken over the study. He cannot let papers be. And he doesn’t just shove them onto the floor; he also chews on them. Worse yet, he loves to chew on power cords. Dude, if I had wanted a puppy I would have adopted a puppy. Ditto for rabbits. Anyway, I can’t leave anything plugged in or spread out in my study, and I have rather got used to leaving a project lying around so that when I see it I start work on it. This is sort of like leaving an unfinished sentence when you stop writing for the day. I’ve been trying to work on the couch downstairs, but that has its drawbacks. Since both Glendower and Basement Cat need playtime (but not at the same time), it’s hard to get time to go out to a coffee shop or library; I keep trying to work on the couch while tossing mylar balls for someone.
Even worse, my laptop has died. I can write on an old one that is slow and uses old versions of programs I commonly use, but it doesn’t have a wireless card. Thus, no internet access at home.
So, not the best of weeks. I’m hoping to get into a better headspace next week.
Amstr: 1) notes/annotations on the articles I’ve read in the past couple weeks, 2) complete my introduction (add 2-3 key pages at the beginning, fill in some blank paragraphs) and send it off to my writing partner.
Contingent Cassandra: work on ancillary tasks related to the P project.
DEH: 20 minutes on teaching days, 2 hours each on Wednesday and Friday (I will see if I can schedule a writing date with a buddy), and another hour on Saturday. I hope that will get me a presentable conference paper draft.
EAM: Write an hour a day.
FeMOMhist: Foot front, do best.
GEW: Buy plane tix to UK so I can go to my uni and meet with my supervisor at the end of May. Re-read current draft and make notes for changes and next steps.
Ink: survive the grading avalanche and get two new pages done!
JaneB: write 500 words worth of actual coherent sentences on the funding idea I came up with from free-writing, and go over the revisions to the R&R we got for the paper with my post-doc (she drafted it, now I get to polish/check/add to it). Anything else will be a bonus.
JLiedl: Complete the draft.
kiwimedievalist: Write up the 1,000 word proposal by Wednesday, so I can post three copies of everything to the other side of the world… Then shine it up a bit more, before sending to the other uni in the Centre.
Luo Lin: 1/2 hour Monday and Friday; 1 hour Wednesday.
Matilda: finishing my presentation and hopefully some developments with it.
Nancy Warren: this week is all about the Kalamazoo paper, which I hope to get drafted.
profgrrrl: excused absence.
Rented Life: Apply to 2 jobs. (One I’m unsure on, but will need an interview to get more info.) Read one chapter. Anything else is bonus.
Sapience: another 10-15 pages of revision. Might be less depending on how much harder the hard part is.