Hello SWIMmers! Reading your posts and comments has absolutely been the highlight of my week. It's so fantastic to see everyone achieving so much, and to know that the camaraderie is helping.
Here's my check-in for the last week: thanks to YOUR help and inspiration, I managed to complete the draft revision of this month's chapter and sent it to my advisor before the end of Thursday - a day earlier than planned, and more than a week earlier than I "budgeted" for drafting this chapter. The first episode of the Beijing Memoir went up as my midweek SWIM post, and I managed to keep posting to TPL every day as well (except Saturdays, that seems to be my day off). I've also kept up my daily yoga practice as well, even though Friday's session was only eight minutes of tiny yoga.
This week is going to be a big mish-mash of professional writing in an effort to get a variety of smaller projects off my desk and being brainstorming overarching concepts for the concluding chapter draft. In a bit of exciting news, I've been accepted to write a book review for a journal! There's no money involved, but if it works out it would be my first publication credit, which is very cool indeed. Because of all the different academic writing goals for this week, I've broken them down day by day below, to give myself some structure and also hold myself a little more accountable to completing them.
Goals: 27 July - 2 August
*Monday: 1) Write new conference abstract; 2) Begin drafting September conference paper
*Tuesday: 1) Complete draft of September conference paper
*Wednesday: 1) Begin drafting book review; 2) sort/edit sections of October conference paper
*Thursday: 1) Spend two hours organizing new chapter concepts; 2) Revise September paper
*Friday: 1) Complete September revisions; 2) Revise October paper; 3) Complete final chapter plan
*Draft another episode of the Beijing Memoir
*Daily morning pages
*Post midweek at SWIM
*Continue posting daily
*Continue daily yoga practice
Rewards: a slice of Lush soap, and my meditation scarf should be delivered this week!
Artist Date: a special preview showing of Coco Avant Chanel followed by a Q&A with the director