Following on from yesterday’s post where I had a written a paper into existence but it still needed editing in order to submit by the end of today. What joy, having being woken early by the police at my door (that’s another, not very interesting story), to check my email and find a message informing me that the paper deadline has been extended by a week. Said paper is sitting there waiting for Monday to be polished ready for shipment, and I enjoyed a leisurely Saturday.
Some writing is a pleasure, like this blog. A little whim that emerges in text as I sit at the keyboard. I can write whatever takes my fancy and I try to stick to one paragraph. Sometimes it’s harder to write something shorter than longer, but I enjoy the crafting. Writing an academic paper is a different thing altogether and always fraught with fears that I won’t succeed. All the more joy, then when I write a paper into existence. Even if it still needs editing, the feeling of success arrives when it becomes structurally complete and contains all the necessary parts.