NOTE: THIS POST CONTAINS A DOWNLOADABLE: It is a writing log form in the form of an MS Excel sheet.
Oy! Okay. Well: Yesterday was psychologically tough (see yesterday’s post): I honestly couldn’t write. I truly needed to take a step back and re-read about the writing process.
I’m about 75% done with that (I need to read a few more things in the Writing Analytically book).
I know what you’re thinking: “Z! You don’t have time for that! You are stalling and avoiding writing! You are self-sabotaging.”
Well, I respectfully disagree.
I know myself. I am stalled because I am trying to do too much at once and have forgotten the method of prewriting as to be able to write.
I have to return to that.
So I have to remind my mind of the in’s-and-out’s and why’s of prewriting to enable writing. Two to three hours spent doing that at this juncture, versus another 8 hours of stressing myself out, hands hovering over the keyboard, IS the right thing to do. I know this from experience! At some point, I have earned the right to “know my truth” about my writing process needs. 😛
In the meanwhile, I do indeed have a”deliverable” that resulted from yesterday’s and today’s “thesis work” (read: “work figuring out how to commence writing again.”).
Aside: When IT’S GO TIME, it’s allllllll about deliverables! Yes, indeedy!
Anyhoo, the deliverable is a writing log that I created in Excel. It has space for me to chronicle what I’m doing, writing-wise, over the next 100 days. It’s inspiration came from this website: http://www.sagepub.com/goodson/study/resources.htm
Here’s a preview of it. Please click on it to enlarge it in another browser window.
The MS Excel writing log sheet can be downloaded by clicking this link: Thesis Working Log Summer and Fall 2013