- Figure where I was submitting (I had three places, but needed six).
- Make sure I had all their requirements in order--some wanted one thing, some another.
- Write a letter of introduction and personalize it for each place. And write hard copy letters as well, since most of the houses don't take submission by email. (The email was an introduction to try to set up a meeting at the ASA in New York. Hard copy wouldn't have gotten there in time.)
- Write 3--as in THREE--proposals: 5-10 pages, 3-6 pages, and "short." I ended up with 8, 6, and 3 pages.
- Write an annotated table of contents.
- Revise two sample chapters for publication (and no, this doesn't take the place of dissertation revision).
- And the CV--which didn't take long, in fact.
Tomorrow I actually send off hard-copy and reply to emails. Then on to the paper for the conference in August. I'm hopeful that won't take long--although we'll see. After having been in Israel, I'm not quite sure how to manage to communicate the whole thing...