Monday, February 20, 2006

did you know that I'm writing a diss?

Another dissertation post, I'm afraid - I'm rapidly dashing toward the date when I must get everything into the hands of #1 (may he live forever), #2, #3 and #4, so the diss occupies more and more of my thoughts and time.

I did quite a bit of writing this morning, then managed to delete it. Ha ha! I have learned a thing or two along the way, and had a back-up for most of it.

Guess what I managed to do having rewritten the parts not backed-up? Of course.

I've discovered that there are some quite good bits of discarded chapters that I can also cannibalize for present use. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

On a non-academic note, I did have a lovely bubble bath (by myself, thank you!)during which I read a thoroughly trashy romance novel and sipped a glass of good white wine. If getting the diss done and becoming gainfully employed means that I can do this more often, t'will... well, almost be worth it! (laughter)

Words Written: 10 pages forward, eight pages back
Lessons Graded: twelve

3 comments:

Jason266 said...

Did the trashy romance novel involve a plumber? :-)

lemming said...

Oh no - good old historical trashy fiction, with the impossibly beautiful yet virtuous young Victoria lass who ends up reforming the older and yet noble rougue. Naturally the servants all love her, except for the one who attempts to poisen the heroine, then locks her in a secret room.

Harriet said...

My tub trash of choice is Lucky magazine. Mine is sopping wet after last night's bubbles. Since receiving a tub pillow for Christmas, I have an unfortunate tendency to doze off in there.