I have a friend who likens the start of the school year to being shot out of a cannon. I would agree and now that I have come to kilometres away from where I started, dazed, confused and covered in powder-charge I can safely proclaim - HOLY SHIT WHERE DID SEPTEMBER GO?? It is this feeling that is prompting a tactic I have used in the past for things like comps - Academic Lockdown. This is how it works:
- pick a deadline
- work everyday (even weekends) until the deadline
It is very simple, effective short term strategy and I will be using it to edit a paper I presented in May at the CATR conference into an article to submit for peer review. I have already done a great deal of work toward this goal - a very smart friend read it and made suggestions, another very smart friend listened to me talk through those suggestions and made notes of what I said, I read several book sections to help back up my shifting arguments. What I need to do know is WRITE THE DAMN THING. So I am adding another criteria to this round of Lockdown - accountability.
- daily, public progress report.
Here we go:
Tuesday, Sept 29th - Day One:
- pick any section on the revision list and write about it for 4
- pick another section and do the same
- report back.