“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.