I haven't been writing everyday as the title imperative would suggest, but I think the idea of 10 minutes a day is working pretty well. I am thinking pretty actively about my writing projects, and the blog at least gives me the illusion of keeping my projects straight. Yesterday, a day without blog, still resulted in thinking through my list from Friday. My SLA presentation needs to be a nice crisp review of McLuhan's work on sports, it needs to be followed with the short poker section I have written (illustrated appropriately, if possible), and it probably needs to be limited to one example of an "anti-environment." I am leaning towards Mark Cochrane--he deserves some good attention at SLA. I don't think I should worry about trying to publish this talk. I should, however, follow through on the Richard Ford paper, and I should follow the World Series of Poker for the next month, try to pick up some ideas and scholarship in small bits and pieces, and then give myself about a week to write the paper. Send off whatever I have--journal of Media Ecology I think--and see what kind of response I get. If I can send out Ford, poker, and maybe my CW presentation to CC online, as well as keep the book moving forward, I would definitely be able to feel like I had a focused and productive--or perhaps more importantly a disciplined--summer.
Tomorrow, however, I need to focus on the Pharm/Nurse writing course:
check with Renee on how to use the account and fund--refunds, stipends, etc.
set up thursday lunch if I hear from don
work on the course materials
send out materials to the group
look at the budget and additonal expenses from here on out (definitely John Bean's book)
look at the new materials I have received.
accept that I probably won't work on my research tomorrow