Are you going to try to work on your dissertation or publication over the winter break? I'd like to offer a holiday/winter break challenge to anyone who would like to take me up on it. Post what you'd like to work on (if anything) over the holidays, and the maximum amount of time you'd like to spend on it daily. Please keep this time limit reasonable and low unless you're under huge deadine pressure -- in which case you don't need this challenge in order to get something done! Then you can go back to this post daily, weekly or just at the end of the challenge (shall we say January 15?) to say how you did, to tell us about your problems or to encourage and commiserate with others. So, to summarize: Post what you're working on Post your daily time commitment Post again periodically to tell us how you're doing -- I'll receive all posts as emails and will comment and encourage you! Good luck and happy holidays!