All the revisions that I’ve been making to my book are killing me. Literally. There have been several nights over the last few weeks where I have sat up until 3 am redrafting things for like the hundredth time, trying to get it just right. I started working on this project in 2008 (after the initial brainstorming, applying for research grants, etc ... and it’s involved 6 months of research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in DC, 3 months of research at the Huntington Library in California, and then another 6 months of further research at various archives in the UK, followed by 2 years of writing to turn it into my doctoral dissertation and now a further 3 years of writing to go from dissertation to monograph). I’m about ready for this process to be over…. None of that has anything to do with my outfit but I really needed to vent!