Lots of people here are beginning prep for fall classes. And some of our members have started thinking about what their writing schedule will look like. Mathilda has begun working on a writing plan. humming42 is starting work on an additional project that can be a main focus in the fall. Contingent Cassandra is already attempting to move into a fall writing schedule to prepare and start habits now. What do you need to do to prepare for writing this fall? How can you maintain some good habits you’ve established this summer? What habits do you need to modify as you enter a new season of writing?
Speaking of thinking ahead to fall, I would love to see this group keep going! (I sure need the accountability.) For the summer group, we’ll have two more check in days after today (Week 14 will be normal, Week 15 will be to report your final progress and overall progress). In this spirit of this collaborative group, I’d be happy to pass off the hosting responsibilities to someone else. If you would like to host this group in the fall, make note in your comment.
Please 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 next week.
Amstr [complete dissertation draft]: 1) actually send Ch.3 and intro; 2) make progress on Ch. 1 expansion (aim for halfway +), 3) work well, incl. 2 evenings, starting with an easy task each day.
Contingent Cassandra [full draft of J article by 8/24; make progress on P projects; continue freelance work]: Make progress on the J article during 2 short and one longer first-thing-in-the-morning sessions (probably Tu/F/Sa); Finish a draft of the teaching statement for the promotion portfolio (M/W/Th?) and work on preparing course materials for both portfolio and coming semester; write freelance piece (do a bit each day).
Daisy [finish thesis]: get something off the list every day, and try for 4 hours of writing time.
DEH [finish and submit MMP and article]: catch up with the translation work
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell [book chapter proposal; writing 4 days/week]: spend two hours a day plugging holes in the two articles.
emmawriting [ EOCP full draft sent to collaborator, MC paper results section done, MUL data collected, MC5 fully prepped]: ? Goal 1: grade papers in less than 30 minutes per paper; Goal 2: Be sure to do SOMETHING to push forward writing on Thursday and Friday after grade deadline.
GEW [short draft of new chapter (10 pages)]: Read two book chapters, write 500 words for diss chapter five.
humming42 [complete book MS]: 30 minutes a day on the August project + 30 minutes a day on another research project
JaneB [chip away at writing backlog]: develop a plan for the rest of the summer for my writing.
jenk [good draft of main project; figures + results of side project]: ? 2/3 of Figures + captions. More work on the results.
Kirstin [rough draft of journal article]: Continue on weeks 3 and 4, work two weekdays this week, in addition to the weekend.
luolin88 [finish and submit journal article; submit 2nd ms to new journal]: 1/2 hour TWThF
Matilda [2 of 4: paper, 3 presentations]: making a plan and starting to write a research review article, writing research review part of my presentation.
NWGirl [revise 2 papers for publication]: ? Structure for article#2.
rented life [2 solid book chapters]: ? 10 min a day of ‘writing activity’–writing, editing, reviewing previous drafts, etc.–, continued, except Thursday
Sapience [complete diss; plan for one project for fall]: simply surviving
tracynicolerose [draft of TS and analysis for BE]: ? Slog through the TS reports I ran; 2nd level memo on the BS data; read for the LM paper.