Jan. 6th, 2016 02:31 pm
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Signs that I have been working on this book for too long: I was working on the current crisis chapter and suddenly thought "Oh, gosh, there's this whole other huge thing I need to talk about in another chapter!" So I typed a quick paragraph and then went to put it in the "things to add" section of the relevant chapter... and then discovered that a) there was another similar note already there; b) the idea is in fact already in the chapter; I'd just forgotten about it because it's been so long since I, you know, looked at that chapter.

In related news, I am reminding myself to say no to things this spring, because although I accomplished many things last fall, none of them were this book. I'm not quite to the point of existential despair about this situation, but I am not happy about it.

Date: 2016-01-06 10:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Wow, that sounds like something I would do.

I'm sorry it's become a weight on you, but I have complete confidence that you'll wrestle it to the ground. I'm still here to beta-read whenever you feel ready.

Date: 2016-01-06 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
*pom poms*

Date: 2016-01-07 03:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] everbright
Well, the good thing is that the idea must be a good one? I mean, you had it twice.

Date: 2016-01-07 05:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Aw! I had that problem with my dissertation (which took rather longer than usual because I was working full time as libstaff while finishing it--and incidentally rewriting two chapters). It is really disorienting not to remember one's own brain!

Date: 2016-01-07 06:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rivkat
I have done almost exactly the same thing several times on my current project.

Date: 2016-01-07 05:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anoel
Good luck with working on the book this spring!

Date: 2016-01-07 09:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Chapter 2: Electric Bookaloo? :)

Date: 2016-01-08 04:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
:D Glad to be of service.

Date: 2016-01-07 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vagabondage.livejournal.com
::hugs you::

Knowing when to say no is golden.

Date: 2016-01-08 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tishaturk.livejournal.com
All hugs gratefully appreciated! *hugs you back*

Saying no is something that I fully believe in and yet struggle with -- partly because I am bad at estimating how much time these commitments will require, but also because they really are good and interesting projects that I want to be part of! I have to keep reminding myself that other cool opportunities will still be there once I extricate myself from this damn book.


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