Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Grrrr ... Writing!


Why is it that some articles write themselves, and some have to be dragged kicking and screaming onto the page? I thought, "oh, I'll just write that piece for the Old English Newsletter over the next couple of days, then I can get the book proposal back to the publisher by the end of the week." This stupid article, though, isn't cooperating!

Yes, I know, this is exactly the kind of blog post I hate. Like any of you care that this paper is resisting being written. I just figured if I wrote something, it might knock something loose in my brain. Let's see if it worked.



  1. Solidarity.

    NOTHING seems to write itself easily for me anymore, except for blog posts :(

    Best of luck!

  2. It worked! I've written three pages over the last hour. Time to give my typing fingers a break.

  3. Oh good, I'm glad it worked. But you shouldn't hate these kinds of posts so much. They may not be doing outreach for medieval studies, but they *do* do a kind of service: they let your non-academic readers know that you, too, struggle with your writing. Next time you have a student say you expect too much of students because it's easy for you, you can point to this post! :)

  4. I'm just glad to know that I'm not the only one who has this problem....sometimes it feels like it!