So, let’s look at the to-do list based on 26 January 2015, updated 15 March 2015, 3 April 2015 and 20 May 2015:
a submitted chapter that needs editorial queries answering— answered a keynote to write for the SF postgrad conference— delivered
- chapter to write for another companion — first draft
an article that’s been bounced from a special issue but has been taken up and needs another thousand words adding— apparently doesn’t need those words; edited version submitted
- two a conference papers to convert to
- a book to read for review
- a book proposal to finish — I’ve had some ideas
- a book manuscript to rescue — I printed out chapter one… somewhere
- several reference book entries that are missing in action — chased and waiting
- * new * article on The Arthur C. Clarke Award
Shall we note and celebrate the fact that I’ve completed the first draft of something a goodly way ahead of the deadline? I fear that this is something that happens rarely these days (leaving aside the “Can you write this by tomorrow?” commissions).
I have, admittedly, spotted a problemette in it that I ought to think through and solve, although I can see I need to cut 200 words to fit anything in to deal with that.
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