Wednesday was a nutty day--my first day back with nonstop catchups and student issues, and then yesterday I gave myself a writing day. I have a book project that I have been stalling on getting going--it is a major revision of someone else's book that was written in the late 1990s, so lots has changed in the communication industry. My co-author is an ad person who lives in Scotland, so that adds to some of the challenges. Anyway--I got it all organized yesterday, got a revision plan together, and worked on the first part of the book and have a first pass to send to him to discuss. So I feel at least that I did something on it. The book isn't due til August but this term (through March) is my optimal term to get stuff done on it.
I had some bad news about one of my former PhD students and I'm hoping doesn't mean that 2017 is starting off where 2016 ended.