Not only is it a competition, but there are cool buttons to commemorate it and to mark your word counts. I love me some buttons! (see right side of blog for my cool buttons and this year's job tally.) Plus, I did it last year and there is something to be said for upholding a tradition.
But... what the hell would I write? I don't have a dissertation rolling back down the hill at me. In fact, I'm sorta at a loss.
Well, not a loss precisely. But while I'm buried under all these frakkin job applications and my R&R, both of these are due, like, immediately and not really over November. Or at least, I need to get all my apps out and over with and the same with that article. Hmm.
Soooo... should I start some sort of new project? But since I don't have any irons in the fire, I'd really be back at reading deeply of things, which isn't really conducive to the whole InaDWriMo structure.
Should I just lay back and relax for a while? I've been feelin' kinda burnt out on academia lately, which I think has been part of the reason I'm totally blocked on that article. But, but ... then I'd be walking away from a challenge! Who can do that? splutter, splutter! I'm not really me if I'm not totally overdoing things!
Whaddaya think? Should I InaDWriMo an article? Should I hang out for a month and have my own private
Hell yes you should join it. I mean, what the heck else can a Cog do?
Do not be tempted to abandon all for the yaks; we would miss you Cog! You could work on an ode to chocolate - face it, such a thing is long overdue.
I think you should get some hot chocolate regardless. And you'll need a big supply if you go heard yaks, because it's cold in Mongolia, I think.
If you need more to do, I'd be happy to overnight you some grading.
How about 30 job applications in 30 days?
Write something non-academic-y just because you can, because you don't have a diss or article or book hanging over your head -- for once ... seriously, enjoy the brief respite, cause it'll never come again. Write a fantasy novel or a romance novel or some porn or the memoir of a tortured graduate student or whatever ...
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