Are you stuck with a stubborn academic conference paper, journal article, or book chapter? Are you experiencing academic writer’s block and are looking for unique solutions to help you get unstuck?
When revising my book manuscript, one chapter stubbornly refused any and all revision efforts I threw at it. It wasn’t academic writer’s block per se, but I was still hopelessly stuck.
The summer before I began the tenure track, I read as much about how to balance the competing demands of the tenure-track as possible. How did successful faculty publish more than others? One of the sources, Professors as Writers, prompted me to do one small thing that ended paying huge dividends down the road.
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I highly recommend Boice’s Professors as Writers for new faculty and graduate students. Three of his main findings are that the most productive faculty members write regularly (mostly at least every week day), they write before they feel ready, and, most importantly for this post, they consistently track their progress.
Surprisingly, there exist few concrete timelines you can consult to get a sense of how long it takes to turn a dissertation into a book. In this post, I offer my own timeline for revising my dissertation into a book as an example of how one specific academic book went from dissertation to published.