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Friday, May 12, 2017

Ways of Working

I can take a fountain pen and take notes on paper.

I can write a blog post with ideas I am working on.

I can open a document that has my work so far on the project.

I can simply read without taking notes.

All these ways of working are fine, and in fact necessary.  That's basically the only way that I work, except for the final stages, in which I must make sure all the bibliography and notes are there.  If I were a good scholar, I would do all the bibliography much earlier and save myself work.

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