Looking forward to next week, when (finally), if I’ve calculated properly, I don’t have to do anything extra for any of my classes.

Hitting that specific exhaustion point where I’m entering the third hour of a seminar and it’s also 7pm.

Textbooks ordered, calendar organized with classes, and the first ILL request of 2022: it must be the final days of winter break.

Taking a bit of a breather this morning and enjoying my coffee slowly while catching up on posts and links. Planning on hunkering down this afternoon and cranking through many more words for the …

Coffee: drunk Dishes: washed Now it’s time to hunker down for the next couple hours and work on this partial chapter draft until it actually has something approximating a structure instead of …

Turns out that if I just mentally set myself loose to write without worrying about full coherency or citations, I can actually write a good amount of useable/useful words in a reasonable time frame. …

Today is my first day (after full vacation mode) slowly inching back into academic writing mode – I have a draft due by the end of the week. So far it’s going well: I’m skimming two mostly …

All right, time to finish applying to PhD programs.

I do a great job of guilting myself for it, but sometimes what a writing project really needs to for me to leave it alone for 2-7 days so my various notions have to time just…percolate.

On days like today, “making progress” on a paper looks like managing to write three additional sentences and two notes on finding more sources.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …