So far, it works! I should REALLY be working on dissertation edits so I can wrap up and establish a date for my oral defense. There is no escaping the dissertation, for even when I'm out on my bike or running, I'm thinking about research, or how best to write things up, or directions for future research! After this thing is done, then there's the issue of the chapters either ending up good starts on individual scholarly journal articles, or some form of book manuscript draft! It all depends on what the goals are, and what the department at any given institution expects. We'll see.