Something was in the air last week, since Nicole and Maggie came up with this post: http://nicoleandmaggie.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/sunk-costs-and-moderating-emotional-upsets/
That’s what I mean about moving forward.
But since to move forward, you have to recognize when you’re getting in your own way, this week’s topic is self-punishment. Do you beat yourself up for not working? Did you at one time, but stopped? If so, how did you stop?
Amstr: 1) Ch2Article to book editor (finally!), 2) rework Ch 2–mashup article with new good chapter stuff that didn’t fit in, 3) Ch 3: 5 tasks, 4) read one book for Ch. 4.
Another Postdoc: print out article and read through closely. Mark what needs to be changed and make those changes.
Bavardess: no check-in
cly: an hour a day; figure out where I am (word count and draft wise) on my overall goal.
Comrade PhysioProf: no check-in
Contingent Cassandra: Work on J article on 2-3 days, even if for a short period of time.
Dame Eleanor Hull: schedule 2 hours research/writing time every day.
Dr. Virago: finish the draft part of that 2500-word essay, maybe start revising it, and start something on the review essay.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell: Write at least 632 words on article O. Touch it every day for at least half-an-hour.
emmawriting: Review document entirely done (as much as possible) by Monday. Grant proposal #2 fully revised into good-enough state on Monday and uploaded. Then extras: EOCP sent to journal. Results of Study 1 attacked with a practical eye so that I can do Study 3. If still no baby, Study 3 sent to collaborator (ask him if this is possible); otherwise have to wait until.. when? January? Feb?… Grant proposal #2 made better.
GEW: four 15-minute sessions.
highly eccentric: write on two days of the week; email Drs J and D.
historisusan: keep myself reading and thinking.
humming42: write every day.
JaneB: no check-in
JLiedl: no check-in
John Spence: (a) index 20 pages; (b) finish reviewing a possible source for my edition.
kiwi2: To finish my analysis for Paper Z. And to do my revisions on Paper X this week, to keep my collaborator in touch and interested in this paper. I have yet more marking to do this coming week, so one challenge will be to keep that under control and make time for the writing.
kiwimedievalist: Academic: revise article and resubmit. Non-academic, get the books out of the library, before my card expires!!
Kris: Write up the introduction and theoretical framework sections.
luolin88: Write or edit for half hour on Monday and Friday; take 30 minutes on Wednesday to think about conference paper coming up so I can get Interlibrary Loan requests in if necessary.
Matilda: finish the first draft.
meansomething: 1) an hour on the lyric essay; 2) 5 12-minute sessions on poems; 3) one submission.
metheist: write every day.
Notorious Ph.D.: Finish up researching and writing the Big Background, and read at least three items (1 book + two articles) for “cities” sections.
nwgirl: no check-in
Pika: get instructions for this smaller proposal from the funding agency website.
Pilgrim/Heretic: 2500 words. And a bonus celebration if I make it.
Premodern: Clear other things off my desk: 2 stacks of papers and another set of midterms, final versions of pre-tenure review materials (due the week after), a couple of grant applications. If I can get some reading in for the article, great, but otherwise this will have to be my reboot week.
rented life: work on book 3 times. Continue reading book D. Record as needed.
Salimata: read 1 book and 2 articles I need for conference paper, write notes; plus find/organize older notes that might be useful.
Sapience: no check-in
Sisyphus: 1) finish the outlining and 2) reorganize paragraph 6. And then figuring out what is vaguely “off” about the rest of the paragraph order.
sophylou: do some writing every day.
tracynicholrose: Finish TS edits; finish notes on P&P paper; final memo on BE analysis.
Trapped in Canadia: write the conference paper and make it brilliant so I can get a job and get out of adjunct hell.
Undine (Not of General Interest): 1500 words.
What Now?: Spend time this weekend sorting out my evidence and outline and prepping for my writing sessions during the week. Then, write at least three days (ideally before school), and aim for another 1,000 words.
Widgeon: Write the comment for the conference I am also presenting at this week. Complete (or possibly abandon) the powerpoint.
Z (Mictlantecuhtli/Profacero): Continue using research blocks as planned.