Archive for the ‘writing’ Category

I just finished writing another chapter…I might say a bit more about that in another post. I should be happy about it; and really I am. But instead of relaxing, I’m just drowning in frustration. I’m not going to get into all the ways I’m frustrated at the moment but there are many. I’m frustrated […]


I’ve taken a few weeks off from the archives to write up a very rough draft of one of my chapters. It’s the second week of this break and I still haven’t begun actual writing. Once again, the challenge of reading through these sources is so mammoth that I have determined my general argument and […]


starting again

14Mar09

Still a lot going on on my end. I ended up having the meeting with my advisor which went surprisingly well. I got a lot of good feedback and I finally have some sense of direction. So yay!!! Still there’s much to be done, including the vast majority of research for the project (which is […]


I’m still writing that chapter; I’m trying to be done with it in a week or so. Yesterday I printed the rambling prose, notes, and quotes that I’ve been doing while reading sources. It’s 120 pages. So here’s the goal for this week: to boil down 120 pages of scattered and disorganized chaos into a […]


So I can’t meet with my adviser, which means I’m writing blind. It also means I’m writing feverishly with the hope that I can write a chapter that my adviser can read by the beginning of next month so I can get some feedback (in the form, hopefully, of a meeting next month) before I […]


Despite still being disheartened by the nonexistent advising/mentoring/support network in my professional life, I’ve managed to keep plugging away at this chapter. This chapter is a big mess, frankly, but that’s no real surprise, given how difficult I found the research. Surprisingly, though, some interesting arguments are starting to emerge. In the past, I’ve had […]