In fine form again, I’m resurrecting the art of the one-day paper. The internet is a dangerous thing, negating the need to actually do any “library” research, and my new best friend Google is leading the way.
Whenever I make a statement that looks like it requires some proof outside of my word, I lay down the Google magic, and *poOf* there it is. Well, it’s not quite that easy, I spent too much time in academia to put my entire trust in online search results. I’m primarily using EBSCOhost and CBCA online indicies, supplemented by a few industry websites.
I’m now at page 2 of 7 done, making steady progress with my 1 page per hour pace. I’ve also probably wasted a solid third of the time with blogging, IRC, and coming across articles that I end up reading for personal interest, but are totally useless for my subject matter.
It also doesn’t help that the paper I’m writing is a joke. I’ve been instructed to write a “pure research” piece – I’m not to form any opinions of my own, just present information that other people can use to make decisions from. It’s highly unexciting and takes zero thought to write.
Good thing there’s so many leftovers from last night’s BBQ – at least I don’t have to take time away from writing to cook dinner. Leaves more time for wasting so I can give my full attention to Desperate Housewives.