That's just depressing.
It's like time travel.
Without the fun.
I feel both accomplished and behind about break. I had a lot of things to finish over the break, both things that had piled up over summer and the fall semester as well as things to get ahead of for spring semester.
- Finish book chapter and get to editor.
- Clean out walk-in closet in office from when I moved here. Eighteen months ago.
- Install ladder shelves in walk-in closet to order and re-organize comp and other academic books.
- Take three tupperware containers of loose photos and organize and send off to ScanMyPhotos.
- Make review flashcards for comp fields
But there's a lot of stuff still undone:
- Change Old Norse translation article from MLA to Chicago and submit to Speculum.
- Finish reading for Old English language seminar this spring.
- Read Donne and Cavendish for 17th Century course with committee member this spring.
I have not met that. I am about halfway through making notes/corrections on chapters 1 and 2 drafts. Which I needed some time away from the draft in order to do. BUT, here's the #DevilDiss "TO Do" list:
- Add Christ and Satan translation and analysis and tweak Genesis B bits.
- Add cohesive introductions and conclusions to chapters 1 and 2.
- Add outside scholarship/footnotes to chapters 1 and 2.
- Write chapter 2B ("absence of devil in Shakespeare") conference draft for presentation at ACMRS.
The rest, I have five weeks to complete and still be on schedule. This semester I have Monday and Friday set aside as #DevilDiss days. But there's also four days off for MLA.
On the positive side, I have a course release for spring because of my job as Core Writing Coordinator. And my one class is prepped so that's all set.
I had wanted to work on my Revising Milton book project over break, but I'm not really stressed about that as my spring course is that so I have all semester to work on that.
What about you? What got done, or undone over break?
What's your plan for prepping for the new semester and your own goals?