I am planning to apply these resources to the further construction of my thesis. I suppose there is a bit of an air of the extra-ordinary about this pursuit, since I usually don’t have time to work on this project anymore. For reasons that I won’t get into at the moment, this project has dragged on for quite some time, and more current academic projects tend to move to the top of my priority list for necessity’s sake. However, I just read a draft of a chapter that I haven’t touched since last November; I thought I had accomplished some pretty great work at the time, and I feel the same way now that I’ve gained some distance from the writing process. I tend to be overly-critical of my own work, so this positive evaluation is pretty significant.
I’m actually kind of excited to start this again, although obviously it will take more than one “Hemmingway Saturday” to make this happen. It should go without saying that I’m going to eliminate the “Hemmingway” part (ie, the vices) when I start to do this on a more regular basis. In the meantime though, here’s to a more Romantic take on the life of an academic (now I just need to start my own Bloomsbury group. Any takers?).