Monday, May 5, 2008

Exploding head syndrome

1. Up until two a.m. last night pulling together the five "finished" chapters (check out the word count, folks!) to send off to Generous Reader. I wanted them to be more polished. But they're off. [good/bad]

2. First contribution for Major Initiative to Outside Project has finally come in; hopefully more to come. [good]

3. Kalamazoo paper proposal is very interesting, but it turns out that my documents don't really allow me to make the argument that I want to, so I'm forced to come up with something on the fly, my main question being, "Why didn't I find what should have by all rights been everywhere in my documents?" It's the dog that didn't bark in the night. [bad, but handling it with as much panache as possible]

4. Journal of Excellent Studies e-mailed to inform me that they will be mailing me a letter about my article. [???]

Really, I don't know what to think anymore. Except that I very badly need some sleep.

4 comments:

Renaissance Girl said...

FIVE FINISHED CHAPTERS! this is fantastic. three cheers from those of us who are trudging along just behind you!

Dr. S said...

Congratulations, and yes, sleeeeeeeep. ZZZZZZZ. And if that letter comes back and you don't like it, throw darts at it.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Well, "finished" is putting it on a bit thick. But I have felt that I've had a little slack these last few days. And I'm not picking up the one unfinished chapter until Monday the 19th. That's a promise.

tenthmedieval said...

Directed here by your more recent reference to the paper that wouldn't, I just wanted to say that just that happened with my third ever Leeds paper (as it sometimes must, when you're asked for a title nearly a year in advance) and though I managed to turn it into a `work in progress' appeal for parallels, it still felt kind of lame. So I cringe slightly in shared remembrance...