Saturday, March 3, 2007

learning curve

So, back to my manuscript, my first 'science baby.' I've been making progress, but it's more of a treadmill, or a windy road, than a nice, easy path. Not that I really though this would be easy, per se. But I thought the process would be more linear.
It's like I can see where I need to be, and I know that I'll know when it's finished, but the finish line never gets closer and I just keep working and working. Or I'll tweak one aspect of an argument or description, but that means I have to go back and tweak something else, or add another figure, or look up another reference.
As frustrating as this all is, I'm trying to at least learn from the process and trust that it'll get easier--or, at least, that I'll get better at all this.

After all, that's what I'm here for.


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