Plagiarizing from Profgrrrrl, the translation would be “Oh Shit, I must write! week.”
In a week and a half, I’m going out of town for a week and a half. In between now and when I get back, there are a number of important things with external deadlines that must be met.
Write and submit invited abstract Submit paperwork to university compliance office
- Write letter of intent for a big grant (and make progress on the grant app itself)
Write volunteered abstract,get co-author input, revise and submit
- Get student working on hir abstract, revise as necessary, make sure zie submits
- Write draft of personal statement for reappointment
- Update CV for reappointment
#1 is being edited by a colleague prior to submission #3 is going to take the most time and brain-power, so of course I am procrastinating on it. #4 is waiting for some last-minute data. #5 student is in field collecting my last-minute data for #4. #6 is scary, so I’ll avoid it too. So it must be time to do #7 – update the CV.
All of this is to say that unless I’ve crossed something off my list each day, I’m probably not going to be posting much. I don’t want the blog writing to pull me away from the writing that counts. I’ll prolly still be on Twitter though subjecting people to retweets and mini status updates.