The above picture illustrates the difference between scholarly writing and popular writing – at least for me. This little bit that I began writing yesterday took me about five hours. If I was writing for a “popular” audience, it would take me about ten minutes to fill up the same space!
Maybe I’m just slow and need to improve on my research practices. That is probably a very likely reality. But it is not as though I did not do the research prior to attempting to write the article. I have already carried out most of the research and organized it according to area. But when writing for a “scholarly” audience, every little idea needs to be justified by appealing to other people who have already written the same thing. Apparently, originality is not coveted, though this is not news to me.
For those who are wondering, the article is entitled “The Divine Qawa: Yhwh as the Subject of Hope in Isaiah 5.” I hope to submit it to some type of scholarly Journal. Pray that it gets published!