Last week I told my [extremely patient] set of editors at Sams that on Saturday I'd be working on all but three or so of the remaining chapters-to-be-edited for the 3rd edition of my PMA AiO
book, and would dutifully send them along. This is after clearing out all the backlog of author review for files already processed, on Friday.
Amazingly enough, I actually did it. Huh. Now I only have three chapters to tackle this week: one is an edit but two are entirely new chapters. Yes, I left the most time-consuming stuff for last. So, that's 91% initial chapters done, and AR is 59% done. I guess we'll hit that B&N promotion after all!
Now I must do what I originally intended for today, which is to work on my AmLit seminar paper, thr rough draft of which is due on Wednesday. Downside: I've only completed 8% of that essay. Upside: when it is done, I can concentrate on the other two seminar papers for this semester, since editing a draft is a hell of a lot easier than writing a whole new paper! Duh, you say, but I'm one of those people whose papers—for better or worse—pop out almost fully formed, so a draft for me typically results in minor tweaks after the prof looks it over.
I think, though, that I will go to breakfast first...
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