Monday, July 04, 2005

The inner girly-swot comes out to play

OK, I think I am settled enough into my decision to come out of my closet of academic aspirations and reveal my latest mad scheme for extreme girly-swot indulgence... Yup, I'm pretty sure I'm going to enroll for a PhD next year. I think the fact that I'm having so much fun window shopping for scholarships and bibliographic software is a good indication that I am geek enough to carry out a doctorate.

I will carry on making books, but after what I hope will be a crazy 2005 Christmas rush, I won't be making so many, nor making them so available. So my advice to you, my many fans, is buy now while you can. 'Cos they are getting cuter every time I let go of my grandious plans for artistic credibility and just let myself play with paper. I put Canada in a box today and hope to post a photo soon so you can see how much fun I'm having.


Dave Moskovitz said...

Heh. Good onya, Meliors. I spent 10 years on my Ph.D before dipping out, so let me give you some unsolicited advice.

1. Don't have any children during your studies. :-)
2. Don't start any businesses while you're enrolled :-}
3. Don't let your academic advisors convince you to work on any of their projects. Put them off until after you complete. :->
4. Be prepared to be really, really, really, really, (you get the picture) bored. No matter how interesting your subject matter, a thesis is a real test of how easy it is to kill something really interesting by overanalysing it. :-o
5. Just say "no" to ... just about every other opportunity that arises in your life. :-(
6. Get the thing over and done with as quickly as possible!!! :-*


rachlovestheweb said...

wot r u gona do your PhD in and where?

Jane in Dunedin said...

Wonderful! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

PS my new email address at is The Summer School office has its own little address, too ( which I manage.