- NO clue what I was doing to start off with. . .
- 3 bibliographies to wade through. . .
- 5 different ways to spell "cynic" (3 in ONE poem, stupid non-normalized 17th century spelling). . .
- 10 hours as his estimate of how long it would take me. . .
- 33 hours is how long it actually took. . .
- 58 BOOKS arranged on my coffee table as sources to verify. . .
- 82 manilla folders of copies and printouts of OTHER sources to verify. . .
- 107 pages of manuscript. . .
- 140 FOOTNOTES, O . . . M . . . G. . .
- ONE FRIGGIN CHAPTER!!!
I let him know on Monday what my time looks like next week, because he would like my help on two more chapters. He's assured me that they will all be in modern English, and have less footnotes; the worst is over. He also thinks I have a real knack for this sort of thing, and is thinking of who I can talk to about getting into technical publishing. Intriguing! He's also just dying to give me recommendations galore, so I think I'll take it. Besides, I like the guy. He's an awesome prof.
In other news, my jaw is spasming, so it hurts to chew! This happened my junior year in college. Apparently when I get stressed I clench my jaw in my sleep. Yay. Last time they gave me valium. (heh heh!)
No poetry today, but I'm going to post an edit to the one I put up on V-day. If you have an opinion, you're welcome to share. Happy Saturday!