A quick thought on momentum, which (as you can tell from my lack of posts) has sputtered out on the Bench. The thought: putting “work on dissertation” in your schedule isn’t enough. If you’re like me (poor soul!), you have to be specific: “Edit pages 10-30 of chapter one of dissertation” or something like that. Otherwise, “working on dissertation” is too easily interpreted as “surf the internet looking for articles that are vaguely relevant to my dissertation, were I high.”
This morning: edit pages 21-41 of first chapter of dissertation. And do it in two-and-a-half hours, kid.