Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My big scholarly handicap

Why can I not believe, when I begin an essay (or a chapter) that I will be able to finish it, and finish it having made a real argument, despite evidence that I have, somehow, managed to do just that in the past?

The summer writing schedule, with a few unproductive boy-days alternating with a few productive work-days, keeps me seesawing back and forth across the threshold of getting going every few days. It's getting old.

1 comment:

squadratomagico said...

Me, too! It's hard to remember that *everything* starts out this way. I keep on looking at my finished writing and thinking, "Why the fuck is the stuff I'm doing now so lame?" But, the polished, finished stuff was lame once, too!