“We felt glamorous by having a lot of concurrent projects, and we felt protected and safe by our lack of constant commitment to any one of them.  We were women with several lovers. . . . Other people claim that they like having more than one project because they can shift from one to another when they have a stumbling block.  [But] I lose track and make insufficient progress on both projects.”

Virginia Valian. “Solving a Work Problem.” Scholarly Writing and Publishing: Issues, Problems, and Solutions.  Ed. Mary Frank Fox.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1985.  108-9.