Welcome, bienvenue, wilkommen to week 2, Fall Writers! If you haven’t yet set your goals for the week, post them in the comments and I’ll add them below. As many of you deal with the beginning of a new semester and the chaos that goes along with it, take some advice from Zadie Smith: “Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.” Read the rest of her tips on writing here, and have a great week!
Melanie: Figure out fellowships and deadlines, make a very ass-kicking list of books and articles to read in the next month and make notes on the ones I already have.
Mike: Beat last week’s pomodoro total (and bring it up to about 15), clean up writing from last week to have ten pages by Friday.
Dan: Make revisions to chapter five, write conclusion, edit full manuscript for redundancies and flow.
-Today: Four pomodoros-worth of writing up my reflections from my interviews last week
-Tuesday: Four pomodoros on Chapter 1
-Friday: Eight pomodoros on Chapter 1
Brenna: Finish revising Ch. 2 to be used as a writing sample for job applications, write at least 10 pages of Ch. 4, one full day in the archive.