I’ve spent the last four and a half hours attempting to turn my 130 page MA thesis into an article-length paper. So far I’ve gotten it down to just 20,000 words, only 10,000 more than almost any journal allows. Hmm… I can’t figure out what’s so hard about cutting things, other than it feels like I’m at a really different place than when I was writing it in the first place, so now it actually feels like I need to be adding rather than taking away. Which makes no sense at all. Neither does this post, actually. I just needed to vent in text, I think. I’m reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016) to try and get re-energized. I now think I need to rewrite the study, though, using the same data. Ugh.