SO true about the difficulty of finding time for research! Also, hilarious that that point is a footnote. 🙂
I devoured Boice’s _Advice for New Faculty Members_ back in the day, and he was very much about breaking up writing tasks into small chunks, but he never once addressed this exact problem. I suppose technically one could break up research into chunks: produce a bibliography, then read one article or book chapter every morning and take notes on it, say. Even that would take at least an hour, surely. And then, even with good note-taking, it’s just hard to get your brain to switch into that mode.
Anyway, looking forward to hearing more about the project here. Let’s party like it’s 2009!