Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Good news yesterday....and....zzzzzzz.....

Okay. In order to function over the last 3-4 days, I've needed at least 10 hours sleep. So, I go to bed at 10:30 and wake up at 8:30. I'm *exhausted*! This is not the usual medieval woman I'm used to being. I used to stay up until 2am working and getting my shit done. Now, I'm in bed sawing logs at early-bird special time (for me anyway)!

My good news is that I heard from the journal I sent my most recent peely-offy article too and they have accepted it and said very nice things - the reader wants me to make some really minor changes and the editor wants me to tweak the intro a bit. I'm most happy about the fact that this piece was really my book project in miniature - it was a few pages of my general argument and then basically my second chapter (pared down a bit). If the reader didn't like this article - if they thought it wasn't plausible - then there's a good chance that a reader wouldn't like my book manuscript. But, best of all, the reader said that my methodology could be extended to read other texts in the same genre as this one in interesting and new ways. Woo-hoo! I happen to have done that in several other chapters! Do you want to be the reader for my book manuscript, too?

So. I'm not going to prep for class tonight. I'm not going to write the narratives for my reappointment dossier (it's not due for a few weeks anyway). I'm not going to grade any more papers. I'm going to go to bed with my bad-ass grandma self and bang on the walls with my cane when the freelance gnomes get a little too crazy in that mosh pit they've set up in the kitchen...

7 comments:

Good Enough Woman said...

Yay! Good news about the article. Hope you get some good sleepy-time. I'm guessing you need it!

Bavardess said...

Great news on the article! I get the same thing with suddenly needing to sleep more as soon as it starts getting colder and darker. I think I have an evolutionary need to hibernate.

heu mihi said...

Fantastic! And hey, 10:30 is *late* for me, most nights.

Doctor Cleveland said...

Great news! Congratulations!

squadratomagico said...

Yay! Congratulations on the article-acceptance!!!
Enjoy giving in to your increased sleep needs.

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Congrats :). Excited for you and glad you are giving in to those sleep needs ...

What Now? said...

Hurray for the good article news! At least you get that Daylight Savings extra hour of sleep tonight.