Oh my goodness. I’ve just ticked off all but one of the items on my work to-do list leaving nothing but “start prospectus for book”. You know, the book that would be based on my PhD thesis but popular while still serious enough to be taken seriously, the book that would use the bits I actually like in my thesis as foundations for the research I’m interested in now, and that would obviously be a Good Idea, but that also requires thought and planning and marketing and selling and ample opportunity for rejection. I suppose I could start preparing Thursday’s teaching instead. But now I’ve worked out the whole schedule for the semester, preparing a single class really doesn’t require two days’ work. OK. I can do anything for fifteen minutes, and I promise myself I can go home after that!

4 thoughts on “no excuses

  1. lisa

    That’s it, Jill. Set the clock for 15 minutes and see if it doesn’t start to get interesting.

    Hey, I want to read such a book!

  2. Jill

    Actually, it did get interesting! I’ve even got a title. Or a start of a title: Networked Narratives: Weblogs, Hoaxes and other stories on the Web. Or something. I like the first bit, anyway 🙂

    And I’ve got a list of chapters. And the bits that aren’t already written are really interesting, rather than stuff I think needs to be part of a PhD thesis!

    Though there were lots of fun bits in the thesis too, actually 🙂

    But my tummy’s rumbling so I’m going home now.

  3. Elin

    he he… you rock, FlyBaby!
    🙂

  4. Jill

    Ooh, you got the reference!

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