Oh Starbucks, how I love thee.
Not only can I get yummy oatmeal AND coffee in one place - this place also has magical powers to bring words out of my brain that were all jumbled up just moments before. I have been very productive this morning!
I have definitely found that writing a paper is a much simpler task the second (or third? Does my review count?) time around. I'm sure that editing will be just as painful, but the starting point is a bit less......jumbled. The only thing, though, is that I still have absolutely no ability to command myself to write - I just have to sit for a while, let things swirl around in my brain, and wait for them to all come streaming out at once. Is that normal for people writing scientific papers? I thought that was more of a creative writing thing....
Also, I'd like to thank my English teachers from grade school and college for making this whole thing a little easier. If I didn't have a command of the English language to start with, I wouldn't be able to write coherently while drinking WAY too much coffee......or wine.....or while half-asleep in bed first thing in the morning. Somehow, those times are the best for writing, for me.
Today is going to be a busy day - I've gotta get back to work! Hope you all have a more restful weekend than I am going to :)