Academic writing is fun!

I love to do research.  I love to write.

I also dread it.

I know many others will relate to this contradiction.  I get great personal satisfaction from working on a project and seeing it to completion.  Of course.  But it is also a pain in my side, an itch I can’t scratch, and a flat out compulsion.  Yikes.

When I found out about Academia.edu I was excited to begin posting my academic papers, none of which had been published before.  This morning, I went to that site for the first time in a while and noted that many people had downloaded my papers and not only that–many of them had left comments for me as to why they had found my papers useful.  It is not surprising that many of them are students, but I was pleased to see that many of them were from other countries.  That is just the coolest thing.  Here we are, thousands of miles apart, sharing information like we were in the same room, or at least on the same campus.  It is times like these that I love technology!

Here is the link to my Academia.edu page if you are so inclined.  I need to get back to work, or, is that FUN?

Author: nblair

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, Tacoma where I teach courses in literature and writing. My book, entitled Virginia Woolf and The Power of Story, was published in the spring of 2017. I am also a singer-songwriter with a brand new CD as of July 26, 2016: Little Queenie! My latest record, No Limits, was released mid-October of 2017. Find me on Reverbnation, CD Baby, and BandCamp. I am currently writing songs for my next project and writing a book on Americana music. Stay tuned!

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