I don’t have much time, so here’s what I’ve been up to:
I had an incredible 90-minute meeting with one my committee members about my recent chapter submission and I feel like a real, honest-to-god scholar. His feedback was supportive, specific, and critical — I left his office invigorated.
I’m finished with Chapter 2 for now. I’ve done all I can is put it on the back-burner and let it simmer while I prep for my next chapter.
I just finished Caleb McDaniel’s excellent post, “The Digital Early Republic” on the research database methods for finding trends in primary sources.
Cleaned out my diss drawer in my desk and found a ton of articles I planned to read, but never got to. I have a cold today so I’m going to track them down electronically so I can read them on my iPad (see above).
I really need to stick to my diss map, or at least, keep it in front of me as a reminder of what the hell I’m doing.