I always appreciate the feeling of hitting a snag in the writing process, letting it sit for a couple days, and then coming back to find that some part of my brain has solved the problem in the interim.

I am slowly learning to love DOIs.

Working plan for today: hunker down and (re)read more key sources, with the goal of spending most of tomorrow writing.

Gradually starting to feel like I’m finding my footing in all of my thesis scholarship.

That being said, I currently have 8 full books open, so I’m just taking it a chapter at a time.

Looks like I’m back to feeling like I’m drowning in literature.

Diving back into some of the supporting literature for my thesis. Feels good to be reading again.

After about three hours of work, I’ve succeeded in updating my citation workflow so that it will function optimally for my thesis.

Now I guess there should be some writing…

This next hour seems like as good a time as any to figure out how to read academic French on the fly.

I love that feeling of moving and reworking words, sentences and, fragments to get under an abstract word limit, getting caught up in how to rephrase something understandably but succinctly, then resurfacing to realize that it a) makes more sense now, and b) is under the limit.

Plans for today:

  • process emails
  • work on the Greek paper
  • break to catch up on last week’s Watchmen
  • continue working on the Greek paper (ideally finishing a first draft)
  • watch ep. 3 of His Dark Materials
  • leftovers for dinner
  • a bit of Latin review
  • sleep

Very much in the process of settling back into regular rhythms after last week’s conference, meaning that my brain is still primed to be in free-associating, highly-imaginative mode.

It’s honestly a lot of fun (jotting down lots of ideas), but not so great for productivity…

Evidently today is the day that my usual pre-conference nerves kick in full-force, throwing me subtly off kilter and making me vaguely uneasy about everything.

Probably going to see if I can walk my way through/out of some of the anxiety this afternoon.