Tuesday, November 18, 2008

just do it

It sounds so trite, but it is really true. I sit down at the computer and I don't want to do it, I don't want to write, I don't want to think, I don't want to try to wrestle some pretty vague ideas into marginally interesting and somewhat original ideas, only to then wrangle those into coherent sentences and paragraphs and pages and chapters. I would rather update my Amazon wish list. Browse Etsy for fun jewelry. See if Old Navy has new seasonal dog collars. Let Facebook suck my day away. But honestly if I just sit down and start doing it, start typing something, it actually works. Things get written. It is quite remarkable. So all my high falutin' goals about 40 hours a week, or writing 4 hours a day and then reading, or whatever... These things sometimes happen and more often don't. But if I just do a little bitty bit everyday, I can maybe see this dissertation getting somewhere. Like to a PhD party.

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