My goals for DigiWriMo have been very modest. I’ve never aimed to hit the 50,000 words / month mark, really, or even the 1,500 words / day, thanks largely to my teaching and job-hunting schedule for the term. About 70% of the academic jobs I am applying to have deadlines this month, which coincides nicely (how did they know?) with three heavy grading cycles. My schedule puts me on campus about 8-7 four days a week, with very little “me” time during those hours. And other than a partial reprieve this weekend, my month is organized so that I have anywhere from 50-100 papers awaiting grading at any given point. It’s been profoundly difficult to switch out of grading mode and into profound thoughts / experimental writing mode when I finally reach a stopping point on the weekends. Oy.