All I have to do this summer in research is accomplish one major thing every month. May, it was the article I just turned in. June will be revisions on another article. July, a chapter on Claudio Rodríguez. In August, I want to finally get that chapter on Lorca done. For some reason, I've been avoiding that, mainly because there's a lot of pressure to make that chapter the most impressive, longest part of the book. Otherwise I can't call the book What Lorca Knew anymore. It would have to be "what Lorca and some other people knew."
None of these tasks I have to accomplish from scratch. What I need to do is finish things that I've started. Like most people, I'm better at starting than finishing.