This time I managed to improve on my procrastinating (a bit) and actually enjoy the research and writing again. Perhaps because I was working on an object that was very much my own, and not a rehashing of earlier scholarship. I also made a sudden discovery about the panel's attribution a few days before deadline, which was both wonderful and slightly stressful.
In my spare time I've picked up a podcast habit, some of which have me laughing as I do laundry or stroll around the city. I highly recommend the Dead Authors podcast, which purports to bring dead authors into the future for a brief chat with HG Wells. I'm loving having literature back in my life, in the form of podcasts and audiobooks as well as actual books. I just re-listened to To Kill A Mockingbird, which was fortuitously timed with the news of Harper Lee's new book. As I'm trying to avoid both spending money and accumulating objects, this makes reading physical books a trifle difficult. Thank heavens for digital library collections! I grudgingly admit that it's really nice to access ebooks - but only because I don't have easy access to a library that contains fiction. I do feel that they don't absorb in the same way, and would love to see some studies done on that if they haven't already. Oh wait, I just looked it up - they have.