This is where I make set a crazy goal: Complete a publishable (format and content, anyway) literature review of current thinking on astrobiological possibilities (past and present) for Venus by November 30.
Go Public: I just did with this blog post!
Strategy: Well, it's like writing anything, so there is a sequence for me:
- Collection: Find the published papers I will start with for the research. This entails a lot of time with Google Scholar, RefWorks, and the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System.
- Reading. just what it says, plus note-taking.
- Organization: Taking all of my notes and organizing them into the sections of the paper
There is a fair amount of rinse & repeat between steps 1 and 2, since good papers will lead me to others. Even so, there is something to be written every day, almost from the beginning.
Discuss: I will. I'll be posting here and on Twitter at @ElevenPointTwo.