S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen


I finished a book review and sent it off yesterday. It was the first piece of pure academic writing I've done in months.

It's not that I haven't been working. I've been working on transcribing and now translating an early fifteenth-century history of invention. But neither transcription nor translation is the same style of writing as academic prose. A book review may be a rather specialized subset of the genre, but it is of it nevertheless. As I edited the review into coherence, adding and amending, I realized that I've spent long enough doing other kinds of work to finally be refreshed from the endlessness of finishing off my dissertation. I took a long vacation from academic writing - doing other, relevant things the while - and now I'm ready to start afresh.

I might even be ready to read my dissertation again.
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