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#1 of 39 Old 01-07-2013, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm taking the liberty of starting a new thread like this for 2013. A few people have expressed interest. This is for anyone whose work/career requires maintaining a daily writing and reading practice or habit. Here we'll post daily goals, progress, and accomplishments in order to stay motivated and on track.

 

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Dissertation writers, postdocs, profs with those pesky writing tasks that have no deadline, and yet your career depends upon getting them done.  Post daily your goals and accomplishments for making daily writing a habit with the backdrop of other demands for our time, be them teaching, lab work, administrative work, job searches, parenting, etc.

 

The point is to make daily writing a habit.  Keep the daily requirements small and manageable.  This keeps from overwhelming your day with the need to write, but keeps the essence of the writing project in your head.

 

Post who you are, make a code for dealing with the papers/chapters to keep notes, then make a day's reasonable goal (15-20 minutes or a paragraph, or editing a 2 page section...) then update when done.  Mini rewards help some people keep the motivation going.

 

 

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Brief intro: I co-teach a class for the honors college of a large university, manage a library archive part-time, and am working on a book of short fiction. I need to start reading strategically again and also start sending work out for publication again. I have a 10 month old baby girl.

 

Today I will

 

- Finish first pass of full revisions for OWD, type, and send to TG

- Work on notes for CAT presentation Thursday - 15 minutes

- Write new synopsis and email to co-prof tonight

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Yay for a shiny new 2013 thread.

About me: I'm a part-time musicology adjunct at a local university with two girls, ages 8 and 2-1/2. Besides my academic writing, I'm also doing some education-related journalism (for the Examiner, which more or less qualifies as journalism) on the side.

Goals for the week: write conference proposal, read through Cresset article, start on CMS paper, write school grades Examiner article.

Goals for tonight: start conference proposal.

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yesterday

 

- Finish first pass of full revisions for OWD, type, and send to TG mostly

- Work on notes for CAT presentation Thursday - 15 minutes Will do today

- Write new synopsis and email to co-prof tonight Did this morning

 

TODAY

 

Requested notes from past CAT to help shape students' final project

Outline presentation on zines/final project

20 minutes reading & breaking down class prep into list

20 minutes of updating Duotrope

20 minutes of revisions

 

TOMORROW

Gather zines to bring Thursday

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Thanks for starting a new thread!

 

About me: I'm a TT professor (going through tenure now!) at a regional university.  This spring I am on a research leave and actually relocating to Europe for the semester.  I leave next week - yikes!  I have a lot of projects I'm hoping to get done and will need a lot of internal motivation to get them done.  I have 2 boys: 5 and 9 years old.  

 

Goals for the week:

1. Finish going through reviews for Terrace paper.  Get text updated pending feedback from colleagues (sent requests today).

2. Write and submit abstract due tomorrow.

3. Work on updating figures for Terrace paper.

 

Goals for this afternoon (Tuesday):

#2 from above - DONE and submitted


Goals for the long term: TBD

 

Goals for Wed/and Thurs

Finish minor edits from reviewers 2 and 3  done on Thursday

Make a list of major edits - incomplete done on Thursday

Pick off one of them - not done done on Thursday

Edit one figure - I finished 2

 

Additional Goals for Friday:

Write response for reviewers

Tackle major edit list; Do a sweep through for style issues

Send off to co-authors

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About me: I'm a tenured professor at a large university that requires both teaching (30%) and research (50%) service (10%) and I have a 10% administrative position (graduate program director). I have 4 children (10,8,4,2) and have difficulty with the work/life balance. Last year, I was on sabbatical at a different university so I am still mourning the loss of all of my reseach time.

 

Daily Goals:

1/10 Work on CN Paper all day, detemine what is left to finishDONE

1/11 Work on CN Paper (add specific sections here)

 

1/14-1/18 Weekly Goals:

Submit session proposal

Syllabus for Class

Second draft of CN Paper sent to coauthor by 1/18

 

Long Term goals:

submit CN Paper by Jan. 31

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Jan. 31

Revisions on RMT IJES paper due Feb. 15

Revisions on 2nd IJES paper due Feb. ?


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Namaste_mom, with 4 children under 10 no wonder you struggle with work/life balance! Puts things in perspective...

 

I'm having a really distracted week this week.

 

Finished

Outline presentation on zines/final project

Requested loan video from gallery

Half revisions

 

I'm not feeling well today so I'm going to keep my goals extremely simple.

 

- Write/draft for 15 min & post to G

- Check planner

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Friday didn't work out so well - kids were home from school, and I'm not so productive when that happens.  Monday looks like I will be besieged by grad students with questions.  

 

It's Sunday.  I have 90 minutes while kid #1 is at a playdate and kid #2 is with Gma.  I snuck into the office. 

 

My goal is to sweep through my entire ms, making edits to tighten it up and make the style consistent throughout.  3 - 2 - 1 - GO!

 

And I only made it about 2/3 of the way through, but that's better than nothing. 

Goal tomorrow:

Finish this sweep.

Send off ms to co-authors

Email colleague about CR project, deadlines, and goals with that

 

Monday:

I made it through the ms and sent it off.  Tomorrow is my last day in the office before moving for the semester.  I'm spending most of it on phone conferences.  Other goals include making sure I have all the data I need while overseas on my hard drive.

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I did the writing I said I would do, but forgot to check planner. Ugh. Does anyone else here have ADD?
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Eggplant - mostly my kids want me around more but I have to tell them I have to work so that we can do the fun stuff in the summer. I never used to suffer from ADD but I think my most recent responsiblities require me to switch tasks more and it makes me ADD. It also makes me want to work on the stuff that is not so important but easy.

 

kaybee - have fun overseas, are you going to continue to check in here? Is the whole family going?

 

 

 

Daily Goals:

1/15 Submit session proposal DONE

1/16  work on class syllabus

1/18  evaluate work needed on RMT paper

1/18  write one section of CN paper

 

1/14-1/18 Weekly Goals:

Work on RMT paper

Work on CN paper

 

Medium Term goals:

Second draft of CN Paper sent to coauthor by 1/31

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Jan. 31

Revisions on RMT IJES paper due Jan. 31

Revisions on 2nd IJES paper due Feb. ?

Prepare invited talk for Feb. 8

submit CN Paper by Feb. 15

 

Long Term goals:


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I will certainly check in from Spain, but it will probably take me a week or so to get things rolling on that end.  The whole family is going.  My dh is already there, so that we'll have an apt when we arrive.  The boys and I fly out on Thursday.  Kid#2 is currently enrolled in an intl school and Kid#1 is on the waitlist.  Important task of the moment is to figure out how to get Kid1 into the school, too.  

 

I do have long term goals and one of my short term goals is to formulate them better.  Here are the medium term goals:

1. Submit LST ms by Jan 31.  Waiting for feedback from coauthors right now.

2. Get up to speed on P-veg paper (first week in Feb).

3. Finish data collection for CR paper (second week in Feb). 

4. Write up draft report for CR paper (4th week in Feb)

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Daily Goals:

1/22 work on 2nd IJES paper

1/23 evaluate work needed on RMT paper

1/23 write one section of CN paper

 

1/21-1/25 Weekly Goals:

Work on RMT paper

Work on CN paper

Work on 2nd IJES paper

 

Medium Term goals:

Second draft of CN Paper sent to coauthor by 1/31

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Jan. 31

Revisions on RMT IJES paper due Jan. 31

Revisions on 2nd IJES paper due Feb. ?

Prepare invited talk for Feb. 8

submit CN Paper by Feb. 15

 


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I'm back in action, sort of (i.e. home office in Spain is up and running; 9-yr-old is still not in school...)

 

Today's goals:

My goal today is to fully integrate penultimate co-author comments into Terr manuscript

Sort out figures

 

This week's goals:

Finish response to reviewers

Integrate final co-author comments

Submit ms by Friday

(& Get kid#1 to finish his Gaudi project so we can go on a field trip)

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Cynthia - I know for a fact that I can not organize one more thing in my life. If someone wanted to organize a group. I would participate but I'm too swamped to keep up with anything

 

Kaybee - glad to see you are up and running. I was getting lonely with my tiny goals. :)    How is Spain?

 

This week has been such a challenge for me. Meeting back to back all day and trying to prepare for class. I'm mystified as to when i am actually supposed to get writing done. I've come to the conclusion that it is going to have to be late at night. Unfortunately, that is bad for my beauty sleep.

 

Daily Goals:

1/22 work on 2nd IJES paper

1/23 evaluate work needed on RMT paper

1/23 write one section of CN paper this was an epic fail

 

Daily Goals

1/28 Finish 2nd IJES paper DONE

1/28 Write CS letterDONE

2/1 Write responses for RMT paper in progress

2/1 Write one paragraph for CN Paper again, epic fail, the priority is low so I never get there

1/29  Edit SK cover letter and figuresDONE

2/1 Write GPD letters drafts done

 

Weekly Goals

Be close to finishing RMT paper send to coauthor by 1/31 not close enough

Work on CN paper not done

 

Next Month goals:

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Feb 15

Revisions on RMT IJES paper due Feb. 15

Prepare talk for Feb. 8

submit CN Paper by Feb. 28

 

Long Term goals:

Make reservations for Field camp

Field work in April- planning

SM and SK papers submitted by beginning of April


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Egads--gotta love when I join a writing thread and can't even get it together enough to post.

So.

This week:
- finish conference proposal and send it off by the deadline
- write grad rates article
- (not writing but important): make video for DD's class to use for their writing; make videos for online class
- start March conf. paper

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I'm back in action, sort of (i.e. home office in Spain is up and running; 9-yr-old is still not in school...)

 

Today's goals:

My goal today is to fully integrate penultimate co-author comments into Terr manuscript

Sort out figures

 

This week's goals:

Finish response to reviewers

Integrate final co-author comments

Submit ms by Friday

(& Get kid#1 to finish his Gaudi project so we can go on a field trip)

 

Spain is great so far!  And we just started kid #1 in school today, so I can be productive again.  

I finished "This week's goals" yesterday, which was actually a week longer than I had planned, but oh well.

Paper is submitted.  Yay!

 

Goals today:

1. Get up to speed on E's code

2. Write 2 paragraphs on CR

3. Finish seminar for next week

 

Visiting a colleague all next week - goals for next week are thus still up in the air.

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Great idea for a thread! I'm a single mom to two boys, aged 10 years and 8 months. I'm recently tenured at a large research U and being recruited to another, going soon for a campus interview.  I'm working on a co-edited book with a colleague, and writing a few articles when the naps. I'm was on sabbatical last quarter and am still not teaching, but go back full time in April.  I am a member of Academic Ladder, where I post my goals and daily writing accomplishments, but I'll try to remember to post here in addition.

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Daily Goals

2/6 Write responses for RMT paper

2/6 Finish Writing GPD

2/6 Edit intros of Sk and SM

2/5 Prepare Talk for T DONE

2/6 Grade HW 1

 

Weekly Goals

Be close to finishing RMT paper send to coauthor

Work on CN paper

 

Month goals:

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Mar 1

Revisions on RMT IJES paper due Feb. 15

submit CN Paper by Feb. 28

 

Long Term goals:

Make reservations for Field camp

Field work in April- planning

SM and SK papers submitted by beginning of April


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Back in action, sort of.  Trip to Marseilles to meet with my colleague was a breath of fresh air.  I wish I could spend all day talking science more often. 

 

Daily Goals

2/11: Clean up and submit proposal

2/12: Write up 2 paragraphs of CR background + Research time on CR

2/13: CR framework + 2 paragraphs

2/14: CR details + 2 paragraphs

2/15: Finish draft of CR summary

 

Kid #1 home on 2/14 and 2/15, so we'll see what actually happens then.

 

On to that proposal...

 

Update: It's now Thursday and I'm done with my goals for Tuesday.  Oh well.  We slowly tick them off, right?

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Daily Goals

 

2/15 Submit RMT paper DONE, yeah!! revision is submitted!

2/15 Edit intros of Sk and SM Done on 2/16

2/15 Grade HW 1, HW 2, HW 3  Hope to get this done on 2/17

2/15 edit proposals of IH and AG Done on 2/16

 

 

Month goals:

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Mar 1 (need to push them harder)

submit CN Paper by Feb. 28

 

Long Term goals:

SM and SK papers submitted by beginning of April

IH and AG defend beginning of April


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Daily Goals

 

2/15 Submit RMT paper

2/15 Edit intros of Sk and SM

2/15 Grade HW 1, HW 2

2/15 edit proposals of IH and AG

 

 

Month goals:

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Mar 1

submit CN Paper by Feb. 28

 

Long Term goals:

Make reservations for Field camp

Field work in April- planning

SM and SK papers submitted by beginning of April

Goals that say "Submit X paper" are great - go for it!

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I have a deadline of tomorrow to resubmit a revision, so it has to get done :)

I have non-realistic deadlines for 2/15 but I'll extend that into the weekend and hopefully I'll have it all done by Monday.


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Great thread! I am an associate professor in math at a large university and I also need to catch up on some research and writing. I am currently on sabbatical in Europe, school schedules for my 2 kids (8 and 6) are terrible since I have to pick them up very early, younger one (3) is home with DH; sooo.... I would love to have more scheduled time for my writing. I tried to put it in my google calendar, but I always give other things a higher priority, so those writing blocks don't get done.

 

I am also trying to stay off the web so I will try not to post here daily :), but rather weekly.

 

Weekly goals:

 -- read FT paper 

 -- read undergrad paper and make list of editing work that needs to be done

 -- work on KRS estimates 

 

By the end of March:

 -- have final draft of undergrad paper done

 -- start working on draft of KR paper 

 -- write some partial results for the KRS paper.

Doable, let's see if I can do it!


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Welcome dulce_mami, Have fun on sabbatical! I still miss mine from last year.

 

by 2/26 Grade HW 1, HW 2, HW 3

continuous SA thesis

2/21 write GPD letters DONE

 

Month goals:

Rough drafts of SM and SK papers by Mar 1 (need to push them harder)

submit CN Paper by Feb. 28

 

Long Term goals:

SM and SK papers submitted by beginning of April

IH and AG defend beginning of April


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Welcome dulci_mami!  I'm on a research leave in Europe right now, too.  (And also spending an inordinate amount of time with school drop-offs and pick-ups, with my 6 and 9 yo).  My dh was on a trip last week, so I had both drop-offs and pick-ups.  Lots of time on the metro.  Not so much time writing.  

 

But I HAVE been writing - yay!  CR draft report is almost done.  

 

Goals:

2/19: Finish up CR draft report and send to colleague  Finished it and emailed it off!

2/20: Write and submit conference abstract Done and submitted

2/21: Outline PV paper, Read thesis project #1 Outline done, but not very well; Finished reading thesis on 2/22

2/22: Read thesis #2; Write 2 paragraphs on PV paper Not done by 2/22

 

Long-term goals:

PV paper by end of April - I just signed up to submit this to a special issue of a journal, so it has a deadline.  Maybe that means it will get done!

CR report done by mid-March - this also has a deadline!

Rav paper dusted off by end of May - no deadline here, which is why it has dragged on and on

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Near Term Goals

3/1 Grade HW 2, DONE

3/3 Grade HW 3

3/4-3/7 Write one paragraph each day on CN paper

3/7 SA thesis edits

3/15 TL thesis edits

 

 

Long Term goals:

SM and SK papers submitted by beginning of April

IH and AG defend beginning of April

Submit  CN Paper by April 7

Proposals July 6

Submit Lab Manual by July 10


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I need to get better about posting.  Ultimately, I think I need to get better about setting goals. 

 

Goals this week:

3/5: 1 hr on depo; 1 hr on PV; get code working; Make detailed to do lists to better focus time

3/6: Read MB paper; 1 hr on CR report; 1 hr on depo slides; Run code

3/7: 1 hr on CR report; Make figures for CR report; 1 hr on PV/code

3/8: Finish depo slides; Finish CR report - Neither finished, but I did get some good work done on each.  

 

Overall Goal:

Get better about setting goals. 

 

Oops - set better goals, eh?

3/11: Depo slides; CR 30 min; PV 1 hr

3/12: PV (first!) 1 hr; Finish CR report; Finish depo slides

3/13: PV 2 hrs; Assemble model results - model still not working properly

3/14: Forgot to make goals here - oops

3/15: Read/comment on TF manuscript; PV 1hr; Depo slides 30 min

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I've good at setting goals, I'm just not good at reaching those goals   :)

 

I was doing pretty good this semester until my husband tells me two weeks ago that he wants to buy a house right then. We made an offer that night (we were not looking for a new house). The inspection negotiation is finished and we are closing mid-April. I just spent the past two days packing boxes so that we can get our house ready to sell. This has put a stop to all my work productivity, as I have to get the house ready before I leave on April 7 for a month in the field. Yeah, I won't be here for the closing and possibly the moving and selling of the current house.  I have a permanent eye twitch and a knot in my shoulder because of this. I know we will be happier in the end so I'm trying to think of the end result.

 

3/14 and 3/15 grade those HW's I've been putting off because I hate to grade!!!

 

I'll come up with new goals for the next week over the weekend when I see where we are at getting the house ready.


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Next week is spring break - hoping to tackle lots of my outstanding writing issues next week!


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