Peer reviews. I think this is a good thing, but it is difficult to submit your "baby" paper for others to scrutinize and comment on. This time, however, I am not worried about what others say about my paper because I know it has problems and I already plan on basically rewriting the whole thing. If I felt really pleased with my first draft, I would probably be a little more reluctant to hear what others have to say about it. I know that it is constructive criticism, but I have a history of issues with criticism of any kind because I'm kind of sensitive. I think this is because I grew up with a hyper-critical mother, but that's a topic for amateur psychology hour or something, not this blog.
It may sound silly, but I think the biggest hinderance in my writing process so far has been not having a printer to print out my research articles and organize them. I've been saving some info to a jump drive and sending it with my husband to work so he can print stuff out for me, and this is already helping to keep me more organized.
So that's about all I have to say for now. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!