Machine Ghost


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Writing a dissertation is a lot harder than it looks. Okay, so it always looks hard, but I’m having trouble just starting. I’ve copy-and-pasted, rearranged, changed the font, changed the font back, and am now blogging because I’m frustrated. I’m good at researching. I’m good at going to the library. I’m good at brainstorming. But somehow, there’s a gap between those activities and writing. And that’s what I find so frustrating. I thought I’d shift my daily activities around a bit: write in the morning instead of the afternoon, but that’s doing more harm than good. At least if I read in the morning, I feel somewhat productive. This whole trying to get some coherent ideas on paper before reading (not that I’m necessarily even writing about what I’m reading today or this week) just isn’t working. 12:18 and not one good sentence yet.


Written by kimlacey

February 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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  1. I keep looking at the post and oscillating between instincts of empathy and advice-giving. Unfortunately, the only practical advice comes to mind is from Monty Python: “Run away!”


    February 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm

  2. I’d be done by now. πŸ˜‰


    February 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  3. E: Yes, if I were coordinated, I’d run away. But it’s cold out, so I’m stuck with the diss. p.s. Thinking of you πŸ™‚

    M: You’re done, I secretly know it. Grrr.


    February 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm

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