Writing Group — the finale!
Hi all. Sorry for the delay, but there were SLAC events I needed to attend today, and I sort of forgot about the fact that they clashed with me doing this! My take on this whole shebang is that it’s been really useful for me, and that I’m looking forward to it to keep me going during what is suddenly shaping up to be the semester from hell, despite a course release to work for a professional organization.
Now that we are somewhat established, we need a name. What do you think?
And as soon as Notorious and I have a chance to work things out, we’ll be putting out a call and schedule for the next session. In the meantime, for this week, let’s try to post what we got done, and what we didn’t, and how we think we might change things to be more effective next time. For my part, I think I need to think and plan more carefully, and to break more things into discrete tasks that I can accomplish, as well as coming up with more realistic goals. I got almost everything I wanted to do done, and almost everything I needed to do done. But the cost was pretty high.
What about you?
Week 12 goals:
ABDMama [Draft of an article MS]: Finish cover letters; tighten up article 2
ADM [conference paper for Leeds; revision of paper after]: Article submitted! Hooray! Review the two conference papers I am combining and revising into one article, and order from ILL as needed.
Cly [revise article for publication & draft chapter for book]: complete a draft of one of the two chapters that resulted from last week’s chapter split
Dame Eleanor [Revising a conference paper into article MS turn paper into a book!]: Keep going on 500 words a day, plus work up a more polished chapter outline
Digger [drafts of two book chapters]: get back into book chapter OR write zero draft of conference paper; Write 5 out of the next 7 days.
Dr. Koshary [work on book MS]: Finish the prospectus and send it off to the press
Firstmute [chapter draft; send out article]: Pull together the completed work!
Frog Princess [rewrite Chapter 3; get another draft of the introduction]: add inserts into three sections of the infamous chapter 3, and rewrite the introduction and conclusion
Gillian [an article that needs writing]: Done! In the editor’s in-box! Hooray!
Godiva [First draft of diss. chap.]: Write approx. 1,000 words a day to get that pesky chapter draft DONE.
J Otto Pohl [finish book]: Write final 10,000 words of book MS
Jeff [Review-ready draft of completed dissertation]: get the current chapter out the door, and go back to previously stated goal of polishing everything up.
NWGirl [Revising a conference paper into an article MS]: knocking off the final week to prepare for the semester
Sapience [Prepare presentation of full dissertation for department – changed to Introduction needs to be finished]: draft introduction is done; awaiting feedback
Scatterwriter [Complete expansion/revision of an article MS]: Submitted! Hooray! Done!
Susan [Revise & polish two chapters of a book MS]: knocking off the final week to prepare for the semester
Travelia [prepare book MS for review]: Keep plugging on the MS, with a revised completion date for the end of Labor Day weekend
Zabeel [Complete draft of an article]: Finish a good draft, recognizing that it will need one more revision down the road
Zcat abroad (Kiwi Medievalist on WP) [write an article]: polish the chapter/article, fix the footnotes, and get it ready to send off
Eileen [First draft of a dissertation chapter]:
Erika [Review-ready draft of an article MS]:
Matilda [Draft of a publishable paper]:
Mel [Finish dissertation!]:
Tigs [Completed diss draft]**