"I...agree with what many others have said here about imposter syndrome. Everyone has it, and if you don’t, what’s your secret?"
"I don’t know that I could have finished my doctoral dissertation if it weren’t for periodic trips to the batting cage."
"I definitely miss interactions, and absolutely soak them up when I am on campus."
"Even though there is no scientific proof to back me up, I have always found that listening to classical music heightens my receptivity and creativity."
"When I’m practicing or composing new musical ideas, voice memos on my iPhone are invaluable."
"I have to have tea/coffee on hand when I’m writing. It serves as a useful coping mechanism for when words are not appearing during the creative process."
"Everyone works on their conference papers right up till the day they present, especially on the voyage to the conference."
"Invariably, I will ignore whatever outline I came up with earlier in the process."
"[W]hen they opened up the library again and I could actually browse the shelves, I didn't know what to do with myself... so much freedom!"
"It is essential to write every day. The faster you put your ideas in black and white, the better."
"Oh my god. Just ask for help. You’re not supposed to know it all."
"As usual, I have too many books on the go for my own good."