We’re halfway! And so it seems an appropriate time to take a look back at what we’ve accomplished so far this summer and what we still have left to do. You might find you’ve done more than you thought you would. If so, have a little party! Or you might be right on track. Again, some sort of celebration is in order. You might be behind where you wanted to be. Reward yourself for what you have done this summer.
And then its time for all of us to get real about what the rest of the summer holds. Are your current goals realistic? Optimistic? Too optimistic? Defeating? What do you need to get done this summer, and what can you postpone if you won’t have the time to finish?
Give us the rundown–what have you accomplished? What’s your updated summer goal? Will you need to make any changes in your work patterns to be able to meet your goal?
Check in by noon Monday: 1) Goals, 2) Accomplished, 3) Analysis, 4) Goals for next week, 5) optional Next check in date, if you’ll miss a week or two or three.
Here’s what you wanted to do this week:
Amstr [complete dissertation]: 1) tackle 2 pages of Ch. 3 revisions, 2) finish Ch. 2 draft.
Becky [journal article]: read at least 2 more papers this week.
Contingent Cassandra [full draft of J by 7/21; progress on P project]: finish freelance piece and grading, TAKE BREAK for at least a week, maybe 10 days. Reacquaint myself with J project (probably on July 7); begin planning/replanning rest of summer (or maybe that will be the following week). (next check-in 7/6)
Daisy [finish thesis]: ? Go talk at next conference, and finish the paper.
DEH [finish and submit MMP and article]: Sort out the problematic discussion; finish the rough draft; start grooming the draft.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell [progress on diss or article]: An hour four days a week.
emmawriting [2 articles submitted; work on 1 of 2 articles]: Work on EOCP once during week.
GEW [draft of new chapter; edit article]: finish the primary source novel. (next check in: 7/13)
humming42 [complete book MS]: mark up the preliminary material and have an idea of the major sections for Chapter 2.
JaneB [chip away at writing backlog]: SOME activity on ANY ONE of the following: first draft of the MSc paper, do an R&R, get a first draft of the NextBigPaper out to collaborators, do a re-rewrite of the intro to ComplicatedPaper based on the comments from co-authors that have come in along with a final polish and submit, write a plan for the next chunk of fieldwork. (next check-in possibly 7/13)
jenk [submit article; materials/methods + research sections of thesis]: Get at least half of my pieces of data made into figures (with legends). Start writing results.
Kirstin [rough draft of journal article]: read the last set of articles.
luolin88 [finish and submit journal article; start next article]: 1 hour on Tuesday, Thursday. 1/2 hour on Friday.
Matilda [2 of 4: paper, 3 presentations]: reflecting my presentation; making a working plan of July- November.
NWGirl [revise 2 papers for publication]: 1). Continue to work on revisions on the article. I must have this submitted no later than July 14 (personal goal). 2). Trek to the archives to resolve the problem with article #2.
psycgirl [R&R MS; submit MS#2; outline review article]: ??
rented life [2 solid book chapters]: write 1 page, read 1 chapter and apply for 1 job
Sapience [complete diss; decide scope of new idea]: write at least 400 words a day. Can be blog posts, notes, or actual revisions on the diss.
tracynicolerose [P&P and LM papers ready for conference mid-summer; drafting TS and BE papers]: Continue to work on rough draft of findings; read for at least one of my 5 writing projects.
Trapped in Canadia [2 diss. chapters; 1 turned into edited book ch.]: ? Finish the annoying book review. Complete Week 1 of WYJA.