In the post about Summer Writing Plans I suggested that you don’t necessarily want to finish things in the summer, but rather get them to the point where what remains can be done during a busy term. One of my objectives in writing that post was to help you set yourself up for writing in term time, … [Read more...] about Turn Summer Writing Plans into Autumn Writing Plans
I’ve written before about the mis-use of the term “binge writing”. I don’t just mean writing for long periods of time, which is what you’ve probably been doing all summer. I mean binging: Are you tempted to push yourself beyond what you know from experience is the optimum amount of writing you … [Read more...] about Are you tempted to binge write for the last few weeks of the break?
I was talking to a client who was feeling a bit like she'd been hit by a truck. She's teaching a class for the first time. Even though it is directly in her area of expertise, she's overwhelmed by how much work it is. And surprised by how exhausted she is. Even if you have been doing this for … [Read more...] about Is the beginning of term chaos over yet?
One day on Twitter one of the people I follow says: Just realized Fall term lectures start a week later than I thought they did. A week more of prep time, here we come! You might be able to guess what I replied: Or a week free for writing! What would you do with an extra week? I suspect that my … [Read more...] about If you had one more week…