I seem to have stopped reading. It happened slowly. I was interested in other things. I was too busy so the books would go back to the library only being flipped through. If it wasn’t related to the dissertation then I shouldn’t be reading it anyway – it was a distraction.
The weeks and months stretched out and things happened in my personal life and the dissertation went on hold for a bit. As I picked it back up, even reading for the dissertation was difficult. There was always something else to do.
I especially couldn’t bring myself to read what I had written.
I’m wrapping up my dissertation interviews in the next couple of weeks. Yes, the transcription will take for. ev. er. after that but hopefully I can start writing things later this summer.
In order to write I need to read. To re-read. To face what I wrote in my proposal and honestly assess what is still usable and what is not.
To ease back into that mode I need to read things that are not work-related or geared toward the 6 to 7 year old set. I need to read things that are related to the dissertation and start writing about them. This is where it loops back in to public writing and accountability.
I would like to be able to post a couple of times a week some commentary on dissertation-related writing.
I would like to set some time aside each week to that reading and writing and actually follow through.
I’ll admit I have a bad track record for saying I’ll post and then disappearing for weeks on end but my real name is on this blog so we’ll see if that makes a difference. I’m going to clean out the home office this weekend and organize my references so I can at least find things to read and I will report out on the flip side.