Friday, September 16, 2011


Okay, so I bought myself a little time to write a real conclusion. Actually, that phrasing makes it sound like it was some kind of effort. I explained that my conclusion wasn't done, and the editor said, in effect, no big deal, send the whole thing when you're done. So that's what I'll do.

I'm going to try to impose, again, the paragraph-a-day rule that has served me well in the past. I only have to produce about 20 more pages, so it shouldn't even take more than three or four weeks. But have I mentioned: The. Grading. Oh. My. Lord. The. Grading.

Those people who can churn out fully-formed articles during the school year? During a semester? They're freaks.


Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Yeaaaah. I'm totally wondering how to meet my (minimal) research requirements. So much grading, so little time. Plus, with two little kids , I feel like I'm only about an inch ahead of the students almost every day. I applied to a conference, and got rejected this week. The anxiety the rejection produced made me winder how I'm going to ever get tenured. But then again, I'm kind of glad I don't have to cone up with a paper in the next couple of months. I don't know. I'm going to SAA, though. So I have to do something. I just hope that spring is easier. Two preps, one of which I'm teaching now.

Good luck with your conclusion! Slow and steady wins the race.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Argh - spelling error due entirely to iPhone use. :(

Blue Cheese said...

Hey now! We freaks might be able to craft an article, but sure as heck can't pull off the book.

Sulpicia said...

Glad to hear it, and good luck with the conclusion!