Saturday, August 08, 2009

Academics isn't pretty

Shame and personal disgust may not be attractive qualities, but they sure are great motivators. Five new pages of my paper written since lunch. Trying to have it sent off for first round of editing by Friday.

Has to be between 25 and 50 pages-- or so. Currently standing at 37, with no end in sight. May have to start hacking and slashing to refocus the paper again. I'm thinking 30 would be a good amount, but I don't have an ending. Also, I'm still searching for an "oh yeah awesome" trivial relation to pull out of all seven pieces to support the idea that they're all linked around a common theme.

Final thought: you know you've spent a lot of time writing when formatting your footnotes to be "Chicago Manual of Style-approved" is what you do for fun between analytical ideas.

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