I haven’t been here in a while

I haven’t written in a while and I’m not sure that anyone but myself really cares about that. I haven’t had to teach at all this semester, but oddly I feel just as tired as every other academic in the blogosphere who seems to be ending the term with exhaustion. I went to my big disciplinary conference and had a WONDERFUL time and then went home for Thanksgiving (which was GREAT!). And now it’s back to the grind. I would like to write a post about networking at conferences and general academic pr. I think that will be the next post. Right now I’m burned out and I’m not quite sure why. I began this semester and the beginning of my post-grad school life wanting to be prolific. I want to publish a lot. To that end, this semester I went to two conferences. I submitted an article to an area studies journal. I just completed an article for an online venue. I have in front of me an essay for an edited volume and a book review, both of which I do not want to do. When I met prolific people I used to ask them how they wrote so much. But that was when I had writers block and felt generally unsure of myself. Now I feel better and I write habitually. So the question for prolific people now becomes how do they stay the course and not get burned out?

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