Today I wrote the first ten pages of the first draft of the first chapter (actually chapter 2) of my new book. It feels like it's really coming together after the last six weeks of reading, screenings and research--if only I was in this position back in June! Still, it bodes well for getting the book proposal in by October, before midterms start creeping in and grading curtails my writing.
I have a huge committee assignment this year too, for our professional organization. Low on prestige, high on work, it is still something I need to do. Hopefully next year, I'll get something a little cushier, but in the meantime, it will cut into any kind of leisure reading this fall.
Laurel & Hardy in "The Devil's Brother" (1933)
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