Tonight my daughter and I drove past our local Planet Fitness. The parking lot was full. I imagine that January is a busy month at health clubs. I think it has something to do with New Year's resolutions.
I imagine that some of our readers have made resolutions to start writing more consistently. I know I have had. Oxford University Press must have my American Bible Society book by May 1, 2015 in order for it to appear in time for the organization's 200th anniversary in May 2016. I need to get moving.
Earlier today someone told me that his adviser--a very prominent Ivy League historian--once told him that scholarship is 10% intellectual and 90% hard work. There is some truth to this. All prolific scholars should have a regular writing schedule.
Tanya Golash-Boza, a sociology professor at University of California at Merced, knows this. Here is a taste of her Vitae essay: "The Trick to Being a Prolific Scholar."
Read the rest here. And get to work.