So, I've spent the past couple of days doing what I have been doing for the past month or so: transcribing notes. Happily, though, it appears that I have passed the halfway point of the transcription process, having worked my way through a foot-high stack of critical essays. I have more than 100 pages of notes typed up now, which is both good (I have a lot to work with) and bad (I have a lot to work with).
I am at a stage in the transcription process where I really have started to wonder how much information one human being can possibly work with before it becomes overwhelming. I realize, too, that this has been done before, so I guess I'll just have to find a way (color-coded highlighting?) to organize what feels like a sprawling mess. . .
For tomorrow, Christmas Eve, Christmas, et cetera: Transcribe, finish reading Brink's novel, and/or read the short article on Disgrace that I found today.