After I finish the introduction today, which I should, considering its close-to-completion, I will have written an entire first draft of my dissertation. And boy, is it still a mess (hence, the title of this post). I’m back drinking coffee to ward off the yawns, eating to avoid the boredom of sitting in the same… Continue reading so close, and yet so far
As I’ve been working through this PhD, I’ve noticed a bit of a pattern: I like each phase a little better than the last. I thrived in course work, but suffered a little at the end of each semester when I had to spend a couple of weeks trying to make sense of 14 weeks… Continue reading skip this unless you’re writing a diss
Aside from the fact that I am constantly bloated with muffin carbs, and from the fact that I really am in no position to be buying a $3 chai and a $1.50 muffin every day, I should really find another place to work because I always invariably end up, somehow, next to a couple who… Continue reading I’ve got to find another place to work
24,851/60,000 41% My Zokuto word meter, somehow, does not work anymore. I put my numbers in and hit “enter” and nothing happens, except that the fields reset. It makes me a little sad, because I loved to impress my non-writerly, non-dissertationing friends with numbers and progress. It is spring break this week, and I’ve kept… Continue reading word count + whinge
It’s hard to write anything, even a blog post, when you’re barfing your guts out. I’m just sayin’.
20,447 / 60,000(34.1%) The additions here are the result of over 4 days of writing, so the gain (2,727 words) is actually less significant than it looks. I am happy that I was able to be as productive as I was, considering I was sick as a dog over the weekend.
17,720 / 60,000(29.5%) FYI: I’m catching some kind of disgusting bug. My throat and ears are throbbing; my shoulders ache and I’m freezing. But still writing, dammit.