Dissertation writing group?

Hi there, I am writing to find a writing partner and/or form a writing group.

We just moved from NYC to the Bay Area. We have a 9 month old, and I am looking to go back to work soon. My mom lives with us and provides full-time child care (Thank the lord!). I am currently working on my dissertation at Columbia (very much ABD...), and would love to have some accountability so I can be more productive. 

Anyone interested in forming a writing group? I can currently do all days until I start working again, after that I can do evenings and weekends.

Let me know! Thanks!


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Hi Katie, sorry, no writing for me currently, but wanted to say hello and encourage you. I was in your boat that last couple of years. I was ABD from the time my daughter was born until she was almost 3, when I submitted the full draft of my diss to my committee. I was also lucky enough to have one of my parents living with us and providing full time childcare, which was amazing. It was so meaningful to be on the stage at my commencement ceremony and hear my daughter scream from the back row of the auditorium, as clear as a bell, "Mommmmmmmy!" 

I knew Berkeley grad students from across departments who were interested in writing together or being writing groups, but most of the time, scheduling was overly complicated and since I preferred to work at home, I just wrote alone. But - there was a lot of interest, and I still know people who are finishing up who post now and then on FB looking for a writing buddy. Not sure if this post was helpful or not.