Friday, November 25, 2011

Writing group week 12: An extra week

Hi folks!

I got so caught up this morning in posting my pumpkin cobbler recipe that I forgot about week 12. But ADM and I chatted, and decided that, what with the holidays and travel and all, it would be a good idea to postpone week 12 check-ins until next week. So: I'm going to put up the final post next Friday, to give us all (yes, me included) a chance to recover from the holidays and get those last few things taken care of on our projects. I hope you all had a good holiday, and we'll see you next Friday!

9 comments:

Contingent Cassandra said...

Ah, an extension! Good idea, and thank you. (I'm planning to offer an extension to a couple of sections of students on an assignment due Wednesday, and am trying to figure out when to let them know -- not so soon that they don't do what work they can over the break, but before they're feeling really overwhelmed and panicky. Maybe mid-day Sunday?).

I have some good news to report: an article I finished this summer is now provisionally accepted, and will need to be revised over winter break. So that's an incentive to get the draft of the current article done sooner rather than later, especially since I have a conference paper (which will eventually become a third article, and I want to write it with that in mind) due late winter/early spring.

In short, I'm beginning to have a pipeline of projects at various stages. The contents may not move along as smoothly and steadily as I'd like, but I think it helps to have different projects pushing each other along.

Digger said...

*falls down in gratitude*

Gillian said...

I have to admit, an extra week right now is very handy! Thank you :).

Dr. Virago said...

Excellent! Between these two weeks I just may be able to squeeze out a week's worth of writing. There were the holiday this week, but next week is equally busy, as Bullock and I close on our new house! Woo hoo! Good for us, but not so good for writing.

Thanks for the reprieve!

Dr. Virago said...

*was the holiday. I can has subject-verb agreement.

Cly said...

Fab! Much needed.

Good Enough Woman said...

Sounds great! Hope you are having a good week. I get to see fellow group member, Amstr, today! Maybe we'll talk a little shop . . .

Lucie said...

Hurrah! I had just forced myself to skulk over here guiltily and it is a treat to find this. Thanks both of you for all your work over the last twelve weeks.

Salimata said...

Oh, that gives me a chance to repost what I was trying to post last week from the airport: 1) the paper went well, and 2) many thanks for Notorious and ADM for organizing this on-line writing group--we'll never know for sure but I might very well not have had a paper if it wasn't for you all. Thanks much, and I look forward to everyone's reports next week. Maybe, with the extra week we have, I'll think about whether or not this paper should be an article, and if so, what it still needs to pull that off.
ps. anybody reading this between this week and next who can give me some close as to how one knows a particular paper could be suitable material for an article, I am all ears. . .