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Posted on Sunday 17 April 2016 at 6:34 pm


Chapter 3 initial draft is done and in my advisor's mail box!!

There are holes. There are weak spots in the argument. There are probably typos and incomplete sentences and other stupid nonsense because I never proofread it even once. I don't care. It is done. It is 54 pages which means step one of revising will be figuring out what to cut so I can fill all the holes without having a 65 or 70 page chapter, but it is drafted.

Tomorrow I'm doing my taxes (so glad the IRS had a holiday Friday thus extending the deadline to Monday or I don't know what I would have done), paying bills, doing laundry, and otherwise taking care of the adult crap that has to be taken care of that I have let slide in the past few weeks thanks to illness, extension and adjunct applications, stress, and the chapter from hell. After that, I'm taking it easy this week. There will be movie watching and novel reading. There will be Night Manager post writing (I promise!). There will be hiking and going to the gym again. There will be playing of board games. There will be cleaning my office from all the papers and books thrown everywhere in the last few frantic writing days and packing up of chapter 2 & 3 only sources and unpacking of chapter 4 & 5 only sources done while either listening to (and singing and dancing along with) music or BBC Radio programs. Yeah, that last is sort of work, but I have a dissertation to finish and a PhD to earn. I don't have the luxury of a whole week entirely off and it doesn't really count as work.


Wine gums, envy, pieces of rainbow
qwentoozla at 11:19 pm on 17 April 2016 (UTC) (Link)
YAY! That must be a relief! I hope you enjoy a less stressful week. :)
Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 5:18 pm on 18 April 2016 (UTC) (Link)
Well done! Have a good week (nearly) off!

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