I also have a number of more substantial posts brewing. But I have to focus. I'm writing here what I need to do, because I love that feeling that even though I'm alone in my house, I'm actually working in the context of a lot of other fellow workers. (Yes, I realize that most of you are probably braving the winter roads and overpacked malls to get Christmas shopping done. No, mine is not done, though as usual I'm going to make things for gifts. This year I'm thinking granola.)
So here are the things I have to do to this article:
- Print it out. DONE!!!
- Read through existing over-long narrative section for main points. DONE!!!
- Restructure over-long narrative section by points. DONE!!!
- Hope to God this takes off about 500 words. NOPE!!! Still over by about 300 words. GAH!!! Ahh, just found I could rid of an endnote that was incredibly long. It was a good one though. Sigh. Oh well.
- Go through the entire piece and see what else can be hacked off. DONE!!!
- Write bib.
- Update page numbers to second edition of Incredibly Important Main Text. DONE!!!
- Read and revise piece for academic language, making sure that none of the freewriting placeholding blab is still there. DONE!!
- Format for any weird particularities. DONE!!
- Proofread carefully. DONE!!
- Submit. DONE!! (By 3:15pm: oh good, just enough time for me to get cracking on this abstract, then run and get Tot)
And I have to get everything done by about 3:45, because I promised the daycare I'd pick him up at 4pm. They have special sign-up holiday hours, and I just hate the idea that some poor young person is going to have to stay late just for me.
While I'm doing this