Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Little Incentive?

This term, I spend Wednesday dissertating. No teaching. No tutoring. No telephone calls. No television. No nothing. Just the computer, my notes, some coffee, and a dog sleeping on my feet. So far today, I've written (edited) for about two hours. I'm already a little tired, and it's only 10:45 in the morning.

So. I've devised a plan for myself. A little incentive. I will work until 3:00 p.m. -- work consistently without getting sidetracked by other things (after this, the Internet goes off). At 3:00 . . . if I have been consistent . . . I will take myself either to the Japanese gardens or to the zoo, so I can take some pictures (half priced Wednesdays!). I'll also take myself to Panera for a soup bowl. Yum! I'll take a draft copy of a chapter with me so while I'm gobbling up some soup, I can do some sentence-level editing.

Edited to Add: The incentive planned worked. I was able to get quite a bit of wrting done yesterday.

Cross posted at Parts-n-Pieces.

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