This post comes to you in rather a hurry as I have to leave for the airport in less than an hour. So I don’t have time to write much, but luckily for me, I already wrote a blog post this week for the nice people at the British Sociological Association postgraduate forum. I chat to them on Twitter, they’re all kinds of helpful and supportive, and they have a rather excellent blog. I was delighted to be the first in their new ‘day in the life’ series. So if you want to know about a representative kind of day from my working life (there’s no such thing as a typical one), click here. Meanwhile, today in my working life will mostly be spent on a plane, as I’m off to Calgary in Canada. I’ll be working there, too – tell you about it next week!
Although I have my own brand new shiny gorgeous blog now, I still have a couple of posts coming out elsewhere. The first is on the Policy Press blog and is about finishing the book and starting AcWriMo (aka Academic Writing Month). The second will be out on the Research Whisperer blog next week.
If you want to read my earlier blog cuckoo posts, you can find links to them here.
For the last couple of years I have been a blog cuckoo, laying my wordy eggs in other people’s blog nests. Here is a round-up of the posts I’ve made elsewhere.
On the NVivo blog I wrote about how to add value to your research with diagrams and models.
Most recently I’ve been back on the Policy Press blog, beginning a series on ‘a year in the life of an academic writer’. So far I’ve covered me and my books, why another blog on academic writing?, where a book begins, how much pre-writing research you need to do, three compromises you have to make when writing a book, the difficult second book in a genre, dealing with reviewers’ comments, and impostor syndrome. And now I intend to continue that series here. Though I may still write for other blogs from time to time. Maybe even yours.