Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Hayyyyyyyy Point

i have reached a 'hayyyyyyy' point in the revisions. since april, i have been going through three draft chapters, and this morning, realized there is another one that needs to be included. reading, slashing, summarizing while going through the pain of reading horrendously-written work.  good, i used a pencil, otherwise, the chapters will be bleeding.

so it's not unusual to find notations like these:

sometime april: 'the discussion here can be part of self-admin chapter where results (repayment) can be added as prelude to studying tenure chapter'

again in april: 'this chapter and info on city govt capability in socialised housing, or enablement assumptions, is useful but it has to be worded simply and explained logically. summarize key points as well.

and today: 'balikan mo, one by one, summarize points you will take. Do not rush, but do not slack either.'

i am my own worst editor. but i have to focus and do so with purpose. Urgently.

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