Mid-day plans. That was

June 28, 2003

Mid-day plans.

That was a very good and a very needed nap. I slept on the couch from 10:00 to 12:30. I had my head back and my neck was compressed, so I had the strange dreams about waking from a dream within a dream, and much of the time that was all happining within another dream. I call it paralytic napping; the body lies there and I think about getting up and moving around but then, somehow, I am back on my back and nothing has happened. The frame for these dreams was a large family get together, somewhere rural, with my extended family and J and some of our friends and family friends. I was taking a nap before walking down the dirt road to the lake and the marsh, and I kept starting that walk and wondering why I was looking up, then waking and realizing that I was still in the spare bedroom of the smaller of the two houses everyone was staying in at the time. (At the same time, of course, I was still on our couch.)

I heard from my second reader about chapter 3. He loves the conclusion, thinks the whole thing is too long, things I need to cut back the blockquotes and thicken much of the narrative with more embedded evidence, and finally that I do not do a good enough job laying out the argument and the upcoming material at the start. Oh, and the historiography is thin.

My current thought is to take the rest of the day off. I have been grinding at constantly lower and lower efficiencies all week. I think if I take a day off it will actually help me for the rest of the week.

And off I go.

Posted by Red Ted at June 28, 2003 01:13 AM | TrackBack