Got it? Okay, good. So let's go:
Oddly enough, the topic for this week is exactly what it was last session at week 7: Goal resetting.
I was inspired by many of the comments from week six, in which many people realized that they'd been overly ambitious in setting their goals. Sometimes we need to push through to those hard goals if we've got a deadline, but sometimes it's worth re-evaluating what's possible to do, keeping in mind your other obligations.
So this is your chance to hit the reset button, if you want to, and reevaluate your goal for the 12-week session. Sit down, take stock, and let me know in the comments if you want a new goal for the session. Or, if not, maybe you want to use the comments to contemplate how you're going to approach the second half of the project to bring you closer to achieving your original goals. Is there something that's been holding you back that you can take care of so you move forward more smoothly?
And, of course, you should give your report, and your goal for next week.
For me? Well, I still need to finish that outline (and I'll check in to report that sometime on Friday). But then I need to devote the rest of the weekend to getting four other things (grading, a committee assignment, a newsletter, and an application for a course release) off my desk and out of my brainspace that I need clear to really move forward on the project. That's it. I get those done by Monday, and I can move forward.
Here we go!
- Amcalm25/AMChristensen [finish an article]: 20 minutes/day for at least 3 days of writing, esp. on stitching stuff together
- Amstr [revise and resubmit an article]: 1) type in changes to MS, 2) skim the research on two narrow topics, 3) write a brief lit review, 4) fiddle more with the intro, 5) attempt to incorporate secondary research into the article
- Another Damned Medievalist [write/revise a close-to-final draft of an article]: No project goals this week; focus on catching up on everything else so next week can be back to the project
- Antikate [revise a conference paper into an article & submit]: 30 minutes of writing every day
- Belledamesansmerci/Elizabeth [transform a conference paper into a journal article]: (no goal set for the week)
- Bitterandjaded/Bittergrrl [finishing a dissertation chapter]: Revise writing on this chapter into 20 pages for presentation on the 25th.
- Britomart [completing a draft of dissertation introduction]: Get 10 more pages of introduction to in-person writing group by Monday
- Cly(temnestra) [write a book chapter]: have a completed draft
- Contingent Cassandra [complete a full draft of a journal article]: Write on at least two weekday mornings
- Dame Eleanor Hull [complete a chapter of the article-turned-book]: Re-evaluate the various works in project to see which is going to be the most feasible to complete quickly
- Dr. Crazy [Finish a chapter draft begun this summer]: write 2 pages and compose an abstract for a project-related conference
- Erika [write a complete & final draft of an article already underway]: 350 words / day, and spend 30-60 minutes outlining, editing, or researching the article.
- Forthright [write two article-length pieces]: 1500 new words of writing to get article #2 in skeleton form
- Frogprincess [Final draft of the dissertation]: excused absence for high school reunion
- Good Enough Woman [write a solid draft of a dissertation chapter]: 1) freewrite 10 minutes M-F; 2) Read 50 pages of primary text; 3) Read 2 chapters of Descartes; 4) Skim a 90-page article to see if it contains anything of value.
- Gillian [3 chapters of my dissertation]: finish work on the first half of that chapter and get a cleanish draft done
- Heu Mihi [write paper for a faculty colloquium]: Convert part 3's notes into paragraphs; deal with German article. OR: Work for 3 hours on the talk.
- Highlyeccentric/nakedphilologist [Draft one thesis chapter]: Write every day (except Wednesdays) and attempt to finish off section 2
- Janice/jliedl [write a first draft of a chapter]: complete research reading in a few free hours on Monday and Tuesday
- Jennifer [finish writing a neglected article]: write 500 words each morning
- Katrin/StitchInTime [No goal for the project]: finish work on the first half of that chapter and get a cleanish draft done
- Luolin [finish and submit an article]: Read 2 1/2 articles. Take notes.
- Matilda [revise a paper into a journal article]: continue to review related literature; write1000 words of introduction; work on strengthening structure of the piece overall
- Monks and Bones [turn a seminar paper into an article]: 1) Reread seminar paper; 2) Keep working on the data to the extent necessary; 3) Write up a page of musings on what the article is going to look like on at least three occasions throughout the week.
- Notorious Ph.D. [write a conference paper]: Make an outline
- NWGirl [Revise one dissertation chapter into a book chapter]: research in archives
- Opsimathphd [turning a dissertation chapter into an article]: 500 words per day mode, with the help of some additional reading
- Salimata [write a conference paper]: 300 words/day for 5 days
- Scatterwriter [revise three chapters of book]: 1) finish skimming the book from last week; 2) go through introduction and cut out anything superfluous; 3) think about how best to restructure the introduction
- Scholasticamama [Transform a conference paper into an article]: Complete the planned 500 words
- Sisyphus [polish the rough draft of my article and send it out]: read and incorporate the ILLs.
- Sophylou: [finish revisions on an article and prepare it for submission]: write the 500-word abstract
- Stemi [Complete and send off a review article ]: add Q*12 new words to the outline/draft document
- Susan [write a 7000 word commissioned essay]: incorporate ILL reading; maybe a full draft by next weekend?
- Undine/Not of General Interest [Finish nearly done chapter and complete another]: 1500 words on big project
- Zcat abroad/Kiwimedievalist [write an article]: do some free-writing in an attempt to refocus
- Adelaide [write a conference paper]: (absent to visit parents)
- Digger [write two book chapters]: (absent for family visit)
- Dr. Virago [draft a 7500-word essay for a contracted publication]: (absent while lacking internet access; pre-reported a goal for week seven of 750 new words)
- Kris [write up a “full” paper and cut down to a 15-minute conference presenation]
- Lucie: [Complete a full draft of the PhD thesis]
- Marie [finish turning paper into journal article]
- Merryweather [write conference paper]
- Mike [write ch. 2 of dissertation]
- Trapped in Canadia [draft two chapters of the dissertation]: (absent for conferece travel)
- Viola [writing an introduction and a chapter for thesis]