*waves at Journal land*
So, I was considering doing a year-in-review writing post, and it got me thinking about something that has been on my mind a bit lately, which is how I use my two journals - this one and my writing journal. I feel like big posts on writing probably do belong over there, but maybe people over here would be interested to. Does it make sense to just leave links here whenever I post stuff like that over there? Or is it probably safe to assume that anyone who would care to read about my writing as well as possibly read my actual fiction (mostly fanfiction these days) would have just subscribed directly? I'm not sure so.... if you have an opinion, let me know?
Is anyone still reading this? Is there anything you would like me to try posting about more? I would kind of like to do more regular posts on something or other, but I'm not sure what there is that I can keep myself motivated to talk about. I'm lazy, you see, and I spend most of my time online either chatting or writing or both. I don't feel like I have a lot of complex thoughts on things these days, or if I do I don't have the ambition to write them out on my own. Maybe I should do one of those things where people give me topics for each day for a month and I try to have something interesting to say about whatever?
I'm still sort sick right now, so my motivation is extra low. But I have things I both need and would like to do on the academic front - I need to do *something* with my dissertation, I am just at a loss what it should be. I'm not sure how to synthesize my data down to something manageable for an article and what I would say if I wrote one. I still can't get over the feeling that I went about things all wrong and that I'm not really qualified to have a doctorate, no matter what the nicely framed paper on my wall claims. I do have some obligations I have fallen down on fulfilling as well that I need to step up and do, most of which involve sending (printed, in some cases) copies of the dissertation to various folks. This is a bit of a digression, but I suppose the connection is that I was hoping to rely a little on LJ as a source of external motivation as well - somewhere to report to about my progress the way I did (or tried to do) when I was writing. I'm not asking for anything from whomever may be reading this, but if you feel like poking at me it wouldn't go amiss either.
Would you like to know what I am up to now, Other than work? There's not much - having finished with yuletide, I don't have a lot else on the go writing wise. I signed up for Trope Bingo for the first Time, and I am waiting for a picture to come to me to write a Treehouse Reverse Bang for the Books of the Raksura, but I don't have any concrete ideas. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with my current knitting project (the Night Vale socks), though I'd hoped to be done by now and may have been if I hadn't been ill. I'm planning to start my vest next, with the yarn I got from tethys123
, and maybe keep something smaller to carry with me for bus/lunchtime knitting, but we'll see. Not much else on the go, sadly!