Monday, March 31, 2008

Quick update

Full draft by Monday? Not so much. 

Tuesday? Probably not, but hopefully close.
Wednesday? Now THAT seems do-able. I'm on page 33 right now and have lots more to say, so it's not so much about page length at this point I guess. Still 33 pages feels decent. I got 19 to my writing group on Friday, struggled on Saturday, but was relatively productive yesterday.

Tonight Meagan and I are meeting to talk about what we've written at a dive bar that has remarkably good grilled cheese sandwiches. So I'm going to try to keep writing for a bit and then head down there. 

Haven't heard much from the rest of the DBCers lately. Hope all is well. And good luck to those heading to CCCC. Wish I was there!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I'm getting some writing done, but right now, it's all in chunk form. I'm not worried about this-- this is how my writing process goes-- but I still (still!) wish that everything I wrote came out whole and coherent and smooth on the first pass. This would be much quicker that way.

Some progress

Just a quick note to say that I'm on page 11 of my embodied rhetoric chapter. There's A LOT of information I need to figure out how to get into this chapter, but I feel like I have a better sense of how to do that than I did with the rhetorical listening chapter. I'd like to have a full chapter draft done by Monday or Tuesday, and would ideally have at least 20 pages to send to my writing group Friday night. That's the plan, Stan.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Reading, reading, reading

I apologize for not posting lately, but I've been reading instead of writing. I was hoping to get back to writing tomorrow, but I think it'll be more like Monday. I read two books today, though, so I'm happy about that. I have some errands to run tomorrow, but I'm hoping to read at least a few articles tomorrow, too.

How's everyone else out there doing?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


That seems appropriate (although scary, I suppose) for the whole Boot Camp idea. But I finally finished a very ugly draft of my third dissertation chapter (rhetorical listening) this morning. it's a complete disaster (also called a disaster draft, in my world), but it's done enough for now.

I'm heading over to the grad carrels to read for a few hours, then heading home on what is a very dreary New England day.