Now the the field school has ended I’m spending hours reading field notes and grading. This will pass in a few days, and I’ll finally be able work on my own writing. In truth, I try to write every day, and I do (on the blog, fieldnotes, and free writing). But I still look forward to long breaks where I can sit and think about everything that’s happened this year in the field school and in my Writing Ethnography course.
But first a week at the beach. Then I’ll send my teen-agers to their summer jobs and I’ll luxuriate in the time I can spend writing.
In the meantime, I’ll refer you (especially my readers who are academics) to consider this article from the Chronicle. And keep writing!