Saturday, May 06, 2006

Worthwhile Writing While I Wait

I still have not heard from the job. I am going to send them an e-mail if I still do not know by Tuesday. Other than waiting I am just about finished with the manuscript for Catherine's Grandchildren: A Short History of the Russian-Germans under Soviet Rule. I am aiming for 125 pages. Currently it is at 109 pages. I have only the sections on 1917-1920 and the 1980s to finish. I finally started writing the portion on the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War this week. I am not sure what I am going to do with the manuscript. It is too short for a book and too long for an article. It is targeted at a general rather than an academic audience. If anybody would like to review the work with this in mind send me an e-mail and I will consider sending you a copy.

2 comments:

Grant Jones said...

Why is it so tough to get a position? Is it just your field or history in general?

J. Otto Pohl said...

I don't know why it is so difficult.