I transcribed about eighteen single-spaced pages of notes today, and it looks like I will have a couple more days of transcription ahead of me before I am through with the massive pile of notes and quotes I pored over on Wednesday and Thursday. As usual, everything seems to take me much longer than I would like it to take, which is frustrating. From some perspectives, I am probably making this project more difficult than I need to make it, but I really cannot imagine doing this in any other way than exactly the way I have been doing it all along -- which is to say, as comprehensively and exhaustively as I can. And I am making progress. Just not as quickly as I would like.
I also read and reviewed some material on Coetzee criticism, refreshing my memory in preparation for the introduction which is, despite my lamentations, not too far in the future.
For tomorrow: transcribe and/or read.