It's been rough going these past few days. I've got piles of student papers to grade, several hundred pages of fiction to read, and a few midterm examinations to write, so I haven't had much time to devote to the dissertation. Perhaps understandably, I've had a good deal of anxiety which, on occasion, has made it difficult for me to concentrate on my work. Today, though, has been fairly productive and, while I have not yet sat down to read a bit more of Diary of a Bad Year, I have made significant headway in my preparations for the coming week. Still, it frustrates the shit out of me to feel that I haven't the time to spend on my dissertation. Hopefully, things'll get easier after this week and I can begin writing my conclusion shortly.
For tomorrow: Read and prep.