This post is scheduled to appear at noon on Friday (US Central Time). Please check in by 6:00 p.m. (again, US Central) on Sunday. Comments will close at that time. Anyone who is MIA for the second week in a row will be dropped from future lists of participants. If you know you will miss a week, let me know in advance and I will try to keep track of you (though given the way things are going around here, I can’t swear I won’t forget that you told me).
How did your week go? Whether your goals were process or product, how did you do? What worked? What didn’t? What are you going to try next?
Please use the four-paragraph format (last goal, accomplished, next goal, commentary), and keep your goals specific and succinct. Save commentary for the last paragraph, even go to five or six if you want, but look at the length of the roll here and make it easy for your hostess to find your next goal.
alloverthemap: Main goal: finish Project Q; last week’s goal: get Project RM to on-hold state.
Amstr: Main goal: finish dissertation; last week’s goal: 1) read for Ch. 2 revise, 2) re-read Ch. 2, 3) freewrite 3×20 min. about revise, 4) make easy revisions of Ch. 3 from writing partner review.
Another Postdoc: Main goal: complete a book proposal and make a working outline; last week’s goal: read advice books/columns, construct “Book Publishing Plan,” complete conference paper for submission.
Bavardess: Main goal: finish article, finish draft of PhD proposal; last week’s goal: print and review current article draft, outline proposal.
cly: Main goal: finish fifth chapter of book; last week’s goal: re-draft companion-to-something article and submit two job applications.
Comrade PhysioProf: Main goal: complete and submit a new R01 application to NIH for the October 5 due date; last week’s goal: write the Specific Aims page.
Contingent Cassandra: Main goal: finish J article; continue P project; plan/schedule additional P sub-projects; continue freelance work; last week’s goal: finish teaching prep, finish the current freelance piece.
Daisy: Main goal: finish my thesis; last week’s goal: read draft of one paper and decide how to approach revisions.
Dame Eleanor Hull: Main goal: Finish and submit MMP; last week’s goal: 2 hours research/writing per day, progress on MMP and translation.
Dr. Virago: Main goal: write 2500-word article and revise double book review into a review essay; last week’s goal: get *something* done on one of those two projects.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell: Main goal: plan, research and write first draft of new article; last week’s goal: plan the research trip.
emmawriting: Main goal: 1. Three grant proposals: one in LOI form, one simple one in draft form, and one full proposal. 2. One article fully drafted. 3. Data collected for two main studies plus 3 minor ones; last week’s goal: By Sept 15th, data analysis done on two studies; final decisions made on what goes into which grant proposals and 6-week plan made; MC5 scales sent to RA for translation. [Does this mean you won’t be checking in again until the 15th?]
Erinys: Main goal: publishable article; last week’s goal: Figure out the argument of the article.
GEW: Main goal: write 20-25 pages of chapter 5 of my dissertation; last week’s goal: Read one chapter or one article and write 500 words.
highly eccentric: Main goal: keep writing new(ish) medieval academic content; last week’s goal: write M, T, F, finish “ugly draft” of current article.
historisusan: Main goal: write an essay for one of those Oxford handbook thingies; last week’s goal: one manuscript proposal to review, a book review to finish, and a set of revisions for another article.
humming42: Main goal: finish chapter 2 of the book manuscript; last week’s goal: set a timeline for Chapter 2.
JaneB: Main goal: a) complete and submit a paper with multiple co-authors, b) complete and submit a substantial second paper from a different project, and c) write and submit a grant application for December 1st; last week’s goal: think about my bigger picture wishes and aims for the coming year.
JLiedl: Main goal: complete my own chapter for an edited collection, write a keynote and turn a conference paper into an article; last week’s goal: write 1500 words for my chapter.
jmmcswee: Main goal: (1) Full draft of my first comprehensive, and (2) full draft of an opinion paper I would like to write; last week’s goal: (1) Outline a tentative draft of my comprehensive, and (2) map out the main ideas for my paper.
John Spence: Main goal: prepare a short edition of a medieval text; last week’s goal: finish a few introductory paragraphs for a short extract from a medieval chronicle.
Kris: Main goal: finish a journal article; last week’s goal: complete the conference paper that is the first step towards the final paper.
Matilda: Main goal: conference paper (November) / a journal article based on the paper; last week’s goal: make a 15 week plan and finish the main part of the short article.
meansomething: Main goal: 1) 10,000 words on a lyric essay; 2) a complete draft of a poetic sequence; last week’s goal: 1) reach 2,000 words on the lyric essay; 2) four sessions on the poems, of at least 30 minutes each.
Metheist: Main goal: finish my dissertation; last week’s goal: finish the last chapter.
Moria: Main goal: fellowship application; last week’s goal: 4000 new words.
Notorious Ph.D.: Main goal: transform a conference paper I gave last January into an article MS; last week’s goal: figure out what the article is going to be about.
nwgirl: Main goal: revise four chapters of my book manuscript; last week’s goal: write the AB section of chapter one.
Pika: Main goal: Large proposal (P1) due mid-October, small proposal (P2) due mid-December; last week’s goal: concrete outline of planned work, list specific research tasks and how they fit with staffing, download and read submission instructions and prepare a template for the proposal.
Pilgrim/Heretic: Main goal: 30,000 words written towards a book draft; last week’s goal: at least 8 hours of writing per week, or 2,000 words, whichever comes first.
Premodern: Main goal: new book chapter; last week’s goal: Write 1000 words and read 4 or 5 articles/book chapters; carve out 2 hours each day for this reading and preliminary writing.
rented life: Main goal: Move fiction book project forward and figure out my idenity as a writer; last week’s goal: Continue reading Book S for research; Begin a draft of a smaller writing piece.
Salimata: Main goal: turn conference paper into a ready-to-submit article; last week’s goal: decide which conference paper to use.
Sapience: Main goal: job market materials and applications, review article; last week’s goal: Finish revising my letter for writing program jobs, and start the reading for the review article.
Sisyphus: Main goal: Revise and Beautify chapter 3 of diss as book chapter; last week’s goal: revisions/cleaning up citations for chapter 1, and work a bit every day.
sophylou: Main goal: rework article for submission; last week’s goal: send e-mail, read over the article and revision notes, take notes on at least two relevant articles, do some free writing.
tracynicholrose: Main goal: 1. Finalize and submit P&P paper; 2. Turn LM paper into HM presentation; 3. Complete first draft of TS paper; 4. Complete analysis and write up findings for BE paper; last week’s goal: 1. Reread P&P paper; 2. Read and take notes for TS paper; 3. Complete outline for HM presentation.
Trapped in Canadia: Main goal: write two chapters of my dissertation; last week’s goal: revise the first conference paper.
Undine (Not of General Interest): Main goal: finish two chapters of the book manuscript; last week’s goal: finish a chapter, polish (references) for a piece that’s due, look at the overall picture.
Way To Go Homesteader: MIA
What Now?: Main goal: draft first chapter; last week’s goal: five hours of research.
Widgeon: Main goal: turn a conference paper into a book chapter; last week’s goal: two research days per week? (Sorry: DEH wasn’t sure what the deliverable for this past week was.)
Z (Mictlantecuhtli/Profacero): Main goal: Keep to semester’s research schedule; last week’s goal: stick to weekly research time goals, 17.5 hours in 6 blocks.