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Tuesday, July 18, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

I thought that, à la Michele Dion, I would give some reports on my writing progress (such as it is). If anything, it gives me something to blog.

I am currently working on a manuscript about Colombian democratic development. The working title is Voting Amidst Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia. I am currently under contract with University Press of New England.

Things go well, although not as quickly as one would like (indeed, I have already missed the original deadline…).

In terms of progress yesterday:

-I added five-plus pages to Chapter Three (although some of that was writing and analysis from last week).

-I realized that Chapter Two (on Colombian constitutional development) should be Chapter Three (which was a discussion of Colombian democracy).

-I wrote some notes (and text) for Chapter One.

-I made some useful notes concerning Chapter Four.

Indeed, it was a fairly productive day, and would have been more so, had I not run out of mental energy in the afternoon.

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  1. Wimp.

    Drop and give me twenty. Pages.

    Comment by Steven L. — Tuesday, July 18, 2006 @ 11:29 am

  2. One can but hope.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Tuesday, July 18, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

  3. Cum on Steven L. giv Steve a brake. Writtin be hard.

    Comment by Gary Lehnus — Tuesday, July 18, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

  4. Has there ever been a writing project that went “as quickly as one would like”? Not for me.

    And on that loss of mental energy in the afternoon, I feel your pain, man.

    Comment by Matthew Shugart — Tuesday, July 18, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

  5. No, you are correct there (i.e., the “quickly” part).

    And I am not sure what is more frustrating: not having time to write, or having time to write and losing all capacity to think.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Tuesday, July 18, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

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