Sunday Aug 26, 2007

Writer's block

I have two conference papers in my head. One has been percolating for nearly a year, and the other is going on six months. I've done all of the research, and written up most of the bibliography on one. I've reviewed the literature for that paper, and even made some notes. I've downloaded the Word template from the conference web site.

The submission deadlines are only 3 weeks away, and in that time, I need to draft, have my co-authors add to the papers, have the papers peer reviewed, and make the resulting changes.

Deep breath...

I don't have any trouble blogging, but there's not a trip to Florence, Italy on the line when I blog.

There's a quote on Katy Dickinson's internal web site that always comes to mind at times like this: "Done is better than perfect." And then there's the fortune cookie fortune I have taped to my monitor at work: "The secret to getting ahead is getting started".

Here I go -- really...

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