Monday, August 17, 2009

What they should (or maybe shouldn't) tell people who just finished their dissertations

"Congratulations! You've written a book. Now: go write it again."

And again.

And again.

Seriously, I'm getting tired of editing, and finding shit that should have been fixed long ago, passages that are pages away from where they should be, and ridiculously clunky prose. ::sigh:: Friday, and it's done. At least until it comes back to me again.

And again.

5 comments:

Book said...
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Bookbag said...

I get tired just thinking about it, which might be a bad sign since I haven't even finished my effing dissertation. But, having completed my 20th revision of my postdoc proposal today, I hear you. Keep your chin up!

Another Damned Medievalist said...

*loves this post*

Digger said...

Hopefully, it will feel AMAZING to finally send it off with all the stuff you fixed, fixed.

Friday isn't so far away!

tenthmedieval said...

I hear this very loud. Or perhaps as an echo. Over and over...