Sunday, May 18, 2008

Yet another paper

15:27 - Haven't started writing. Don't really have a topic. Must start now.
16:00 - start writing
16:44 - have ca. one page and an outline. Faith is waning. Must write 10 pages tonight.

17:00-19:00 - Dinner "break"
19:00-19:30 - finished reskimming Schiller. Need now to write the damn paper.
21:11 - 3.5 pages. I may gag.
22:00 - almost 4 pages. Quits for tonight. Extension to Tuesday secured. Am a loser.

19 May 2008

- Am still a loser. Also, when did it become okay for people to sit on each other's laps in the library? Not even hidden in the stacks... more like in the main reading room. Bullshit.
15:32 - 5 1/4 pages, not all of which are bad. Someone's cell phone just rang (in the Loker reading room, for goodness' sake) for a minute and a half and I'm having odd reminiscences of a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum. I have the same sort of anxious energy now that I had then, though under COMPLETELY different circumstances. Also, these paper posts remind me of a particularly ridiculous livejournal post from years ago.
16:45 - after a brief break, I'm back to work. Now at almost 8 pages. The guy across the table from me has decided to take a nap in his chair. Ugh.
17:45 - one more hour and no more pages. I think this is a sign I need to do something else for a while. Back after dinner for more bullshitting.

20 May 2008

- I guess this is all evidence that I work much better and more efficiently when I am interested in my current project. 7 more pages to go. 5 if I use Palatino.
11:17 - Not working very hard, but have 12 pages now. Just. Three. More.

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