Sometimes I do things and then later I end up thinking: “Why?! Why did I ever think this was a good idea?” Right now is one of those moments. I am in so over my head.
A while back I sent an abstract to a university press for a chapter on the intersection of self-injury and social media as a unique form of communication. To my surprise, they liked the abstract and want a full chapter; they’re hoping to have the book finished by the end of Summer.
I know this is actually a really great thing. It could open doors for me in the future when I apply to PhD programs. I know that is why I decided to send in the abstract in the first place. The problem, however, is that I do not actually know where I want this chapter to go and I have not done any true academic writing in ages. I guess I have a long weekend of research ahead of me.
This is a good thing. I am just going to continue telling myself that until I believe it and until I find the motivation to actually write the chapter. In the interim, is anyone good at APA style citation? Because I am awful and I will need some help. 😂