After a very rough weekend, I got back into the swing of things today with some decent work on Chapter 4. I only wrote 500 words, but I do see the entire chapter starting to cohere in a way that it didn't before. I'm still not entirely certain that the pieces are all knitted together … Continue reading Dissertation Days (37): Back to Work
Well, the biggest news of the day is that Chapter 3 is, at last, finished and submitted. I think that it is a much stronger version of the chapter than earlier, so there is that to be proud of. It might be a while before I hear back about it, but I'm okay with that. … Continue reading Dissertation Days (36): DONE
Overall, I think this was a better work day than yesterday. I actually managed to go beyond my 1,000 word goal for Chapter 4, and my re-reading of Chapter 3 made me feel like it's not total dreck after all. Of course, that could be the caffeine talking, but I do like to think that … Continue reading Dissertation Days (31): Work, Work, Work
Today was a very good day indeed in terms of revision and writing. Though I am rapidly approaching the point in Chapter 3 where I'm not hugely fond of my work, a part of my brain still recognizes that the chapter as a whole is much stronger than its earlier iterations. However, I also know … Continue reading Dissertation Days (29): Good Feelings (Mostly)
In between the chaos of moving and travel (I'm about ready to set off for another round tomorrow), I managed to squeeze in a little work time today. Since I'd rather hit a wall with Chapter 4 as it was, I started a new version, one which really, consciously sets out to be the version … Continue reading Dissertation Days (25): A New Day, A New Chapter 4
At the end of Quo Vadis, the delightfully queer Nero (played by Peter Ustinov) declaims: "Is this the end of Nero?" I've now been led to ask: "Is this the end of Chapter 3?" Fortunately, I think that it just might be, or at the very least that I'm closer than I have been for a long … Continue reading Dissertation Days (23): Is this the End?
I've reached that stage in Chapter 3 where I know that the end is in sight, but it's precisely the nearness of accomplishment that proves more than a little debilitating. Still, it is precisely in those moments that one has to continue onward, pushing past the mental barricades to get to the rich intellectual material … Continue reading Dissertation Days (21): Roadblocks
I know it's been a while since I posted a dissertation update. My Parents and I lost a furry member of our family, so we've been grieving. Today, though, I knew I had to get back in the swing of things. And here we are. So, this chapter of my dissertation has basically five complete … Continue reading Dissertation Days (15): Three Outta Five Ain’t Bad!
So, we come at last to it, the finale of the first season of Feud. I'm still not sure that the series needed all 8 episodes that it got in order to get to this point, but I do think that it told a good story, solidly acted, and beautifully shot. It may not go down in history … Continue reading TV Review: “Feud”–“You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”
Well, friends, I wasn't quite as productive as I should have been. It was a busy day of meetings and such, and that prevented me from working on what I had intended to. I just need to remind myself that it's okay if I don't meet my goal every single day. Sometimes, it's not going … Continue reading Dissertation Days (10): Bits and Pieces