The biggest long-term challenge to working on a long-term project is the constant guilt whenever you do something other than it. In addition to the usual reasons for starting a blog, this is an effort to prove that I really have accomplished something productive toward my dissertation.
At this point, I have on paper the rough shape for my first chapter, and the first eight pages (much less rough) for my second. I also have several hundred students, who send me lessons and e-mail almost every day. Within the next few months, I hope to switch those numbers. :-)
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