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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

08 November 2011

Oh, Dear

So I'm behind on NaNoWriMo (that didn't take long!) and I'm having trouble writing a statement of purpose for grad school. However, I am miraculously caught up on my homework, so I should probably make a note on my calendar.

This is just sad.
I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of word count widgets on the NaNoWriMo site, but now that I'm behind I think I'll just skulk off. There aren't any yet, anyway.

So, my general topics of interest for rhetorical research are (in no particular order): controversies over YA literature, public debate in the U.S., environmental issues, and transportation issues. I'm hoping to talk to an instructor ASAP about these to see if they qualify as viable interests from which I could draw out a dissertation topic in a few years' time.

In the meantime, happy novelling!

How is your NaNoWriMo going? Do you have a PhD? Should I find a happy place with no grad school in it?

6 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

You'll catch up...you are just trying to do too much at once.

Su said...

Alas, 'tis true. Although I will point out that no one asked my opinion on 1. When we should have NaNoWriMo or 2. When grad school apps come due. ;/

Donna Shields said...

Unfortunately, no NaNo here this time. But I may try it in December instead. Got to discipline myself lol.

totsymae said...

I'm behind too with NaNo but I've forgiven myself for it and writing without the word count hanging over my head.

Su said...

@Donna: I've thought about doing it during December! I enjoy the forums too much.

@totsymae: Great attitude!

Deniz Bevan said...

NaNo's going slow-ish... Good luck with grad school!