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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Inspired (as always) by the lovely Dr. Mon, I am having a great writing day today. By "great" I mean that I actually am writing and enjoying it, rediscovering how fun it can be to write a detailed case-study. This chapter (Chapter 5) is technically my first case study, although as I mentioned before I'm still not sure if it will be a stand-alone chapter or part of a larger chapter that includes another case-study (which is partially written already, the benefit of writing up a piece of a chapter for a conference paper). I had a hard time starting it because it just didn't "feel" right -- I felt like I was heading in a direction I didn't want to go, and I didn't feel like I was doing the case justice. After some major overhauling in the last few days, the chapter is taking shape in a way that is satisfactory to me.
Additionally, I'm re-reading some of my foreign language primary source material, and it's been fascinating. Although I spent a lot of time researching this case while I was in Europe, there are a bunch of little nuances I'd forgotten -- and nuance is vital to a good case study. So although I'm taking more time re-reading and re-translating some of my documents, it is time well-spent.
My goal: get this Chapter to my advisors by Friday evening. I think I can do it. (Of course, if I were Dr. Mon, I'd say "Get this Chapter out by tomorrow," but seeing as I am not nearly as awesome as she is and seeing as how I have a full day with ST tomorrow, Friday will have to do.) After this chapter is finished, I will have a nice blueprint for writing up the others.