To which those friends should have rightfully said, "Yeah, right. Like that's gonna happen."
Oh, I wish they'd said that to me.
This is how the rest of my year looks:
- Now till March --- school, i.e. serious amounts of reading, thinking, digesting and discussion every week. Plus Korean class.
- End-February --- reading week, short break? But then I have all this reading and prep to do for ...
- Mid-March --- lit review for this other non-MA academic book project I'm doing.
- End-March --- writing grant application.
- April --- submit
twothree major essays that will determine my grade for the January-March university term.
- May --- two take-home exams.
- June --- short vacation? And work on that non-MA book project again. But then soon it'll be ...
- July/August --- dissertation madness. 13,000 words by the end of August.
- September --- sleep. And pack up to move back to Singapore.
- Something that helps me get a decent grade on my MA (otherwise one of my scholarship sponsors will be less than pleased).
- Something that maybe I can, with some editing and rewrites, turn into a publishable item?
- Something that provides medium-/long-term direction for research/writing for myself.
This is why earlier this week, I tweeted/Facebooked:
7-day week not enough to get things done between now and March/April deadlines. 10 days a week, please. Thank you.I realise it wouldn't actually solve the problem, merely move all my deadlines up by the corresponding number of days. But you know. A girl can
Edited to add (23 January):
Further to the list above, I forgot to include:
- an essay on myth for a student journal that I want to write (deadline: March some time).
- two papers on different aspects of Singapore culture that I want to write about --- one could be a version of the student journal essay, the other is unrelated and has a fixed deadline in September.