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    Sobriquet 38.22

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    It's a bit after one and I want to get to bed relatively early tonight, so I will not write too, too much this evening. What I can and will say, however, is that today was a remarkably productive day for me, having written over three pages of the dissertation.

    I did struggle a bit with ennui again and ended up driving around the Southern Tier, looking for something, anything interesting to do. This is the weirdest thing I've experienced since beginning the dissertation: not knowing what to do when not working on the blasted thing. 'Tis peculiar.

    One other thing I have been thinking about on and off since I started this blog project is just how tremendously boring it must be to read. I've toyed with the idea of adding little features or occasional reviews to make it a teensy bit more entertaining, but I realized that I want this to be as accurate a record of my experience writing a dissertation as possible--and it is, in many ways, a boring, tedious, monotonous undertaking. I think that if this blog is to have any value for people other than myself, it should show, to the best of my ability, the real-time process of putting a dissertation together, even if that means repeating the same things day-in and day-out. Somehow, I think that the accumulation of such entries may be the most informative aspect of the whole ordeal.

    For tomorrow: Try to write a bit more.

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  1. I don't think it's boring. It's about as close to writing a dissertation as I'll ever get, so I get to see what the process is really like. Don't worry about if other people think it's boring because A) it's not, and B) this is for you and what you need, no one else. :)

    By Blogger minxy on 22 January, 2008

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