Ok, I forgot to actually write about the details I wanted to write about in the previous post. See what comes of trying to watch the tv through an open doorway to the next room while writing a blog post?
Go read the entire previous post and commit it to memory before moving on to this one. Then build me a shrine. Just kidding about all the commands! Maybe.
Ok, the other part of making plans is that, not only do I have my articles accepted and coming out the pipeline, but I was accepted to a conference on some new crazy topic, not really in my discipline. I'm going with friends, who are in the discipline. (Acephalous would know what this is. I'm not telling.) That's the good news. The bad news is that I also sent the abstract out to a call for papers for an edited collection and it was rejected. No big deal, but now I need to figure out what my "plan" is --- is this a one-off to keep something on the cv, or do I want to actually work this thingy up into something that could then be published? It's not my field and there is going to be an edited collection appearing studying this artifact, so it might be hard to place it somewhere. Because, you know, there's "writing a conference paper" and then there's "writing and researching an article with a deadline of a conference paper midway through it," which will affect what else I can/should do in spring.
I was thinking that I need to figure out if I should use this as a new publishing venture or go back to that very old abandoned half-written article, or (and???) go off onto a new author/topic, and if so, what would that new topic be, but then I got distracted by the larger question of whether I should be pushing for publishing at all or I should do something else wonderful for job applications. So ok, go paste this back into the middle of the previous post and ponder the whole thing and then give me some advice.