The cognitively-restructured May-August 2013 writing group will start up here on Monday, 13 May (I’ll probably set the post to publish on Sunday, actually, for those Southern Hemisphere folks who are a day ahead). Below, you’ll find a list of people who have demonstrated interest so far. Some of you have even been so good as to indicate the project you’ll be working on, at least in general terms (conference paper, review article, dissertation revisions, etc). I’d appreciate it if all of you listed would post a similar brief description of your project, even if you’ve already done so; it would be helpful to get all the information in the same spot. You can also withhold details and give your project a pseudonym such as “Floyd” or “Project A.”
Any or all of you may well work on other projects over this period; certainly I will have multiple things in the works. The point for this group is to pick one that you are committing to finishing by mid-August. It might be the highest-priority project or the one that needs to get done even though it isn’t actually highest-priority. Up to you! Just pick something.
JaneB will run the Top Left Quadrant Group for those who want “support with making time and space for a variety of activities that matter, but aren’t yelling for attention”: those things that are important but may not be urgent. If you’re at a point where you really want to think about how to juggle your multiple projects, or you need to think more about process, her group may be a better fit for you. You can of course contribute to both groups.
I’m making the post-day Monday to encourage looking forward and planning ahead. If we all worked together in an office, we’d get together on Monday morning (coffee or tea in hand, no doubt) and take turns telling each other “Here’s what I’ll do this week.” And then we’d go to our desks and get our secretaries to bring us the Floyd Files. I can’t provide even one secretary (samples of secretary hand, yes, if you’d like one), but I hope you’ll think of this as your Monday-morning-coffee-planning group.
Allan Wilson (formerly known as kiwi2)
Sisyphus (tentative; but since I borrowed Floyd, I’m listing you!)