It’s been a busy week at the day job. I’ve come home to collapse on the couch, falling asleep by 8pm. It’s sad, but it’s not bad. I still like the job and the atmosphere. More importantly, even though I am flattened by the end of the day, I am still getting the test mile written. Yay, me! True, most recently, it has been academic writing, but it comes from my research interests. I’m not counting the reports and other writing of the day job
I started writing the grant application on Sunday, and finished on Monday, thank goodness. I hate writing those things! Tuesday and Wednesday, I started to edit one of my articles, and thought the beginning was dry and boring, so I decided to trash the first several pages and start over. It may not sound like much of a decision to all of you, but trust me, for me to throw away any of my precious academic writing is huge. I felt that I could easily write better, and that I could edit and rewrite if it wasn’t better. How freeing, and how much like my creative writing. I find I have a different view of the academic writing now that I see the ways that what I learn about creative writing can help with it.
Today was full enough of grand poobah-ness that I may have to count this post as part of the test mile, but I’m feeling okay about that. I often exceed the word count, but the important part is forming the habit.
I will try to have some more interesting things to say on Sunday. Have a great rest of the week, everyone, and as always, please go encourage the other ROWers here.