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Live blogging the article: 21 June

I downloaded some journal lists from Discovery on Monday.

And then on Wednesday I had a migraine.  One of those I-want-to-rip-my-face-off, make-it-stop, three-days-of-horror migraines.  Usually, I get them because I’ve been working too hard, too much stress, not drinking enough water, not getting enough sleep–and then I ate cheese or grapefruit or looked at the sun or something and that’s it.

Anyway, it put my plans for research on hold.  I had to postpone my research consultation with a librarian. I didn’t get to Shut Up and Write.

On Friday, I drew this:

Writing an article

I’m somewhere between ‘Where is this mountain?’ and ‘Am I making any progress?’

So, a rubbish week. I keep waiting for the stage when I become a model researcher… but I suspect it might not happen.  That’s what you risk when you are an academic in public.

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