Status report: I’m completely exhausted. As of today, I’ve sent in penultimate drafts of Chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 2 was the hardest to revise. It takes forever to write footnotes, and I added some long, important footnotes that took a lot of research to construct. Chapter 3 will be so much easier. It should only take me a day, because I’ll just be proofreading.
And I sent in the introduction. I want to add a couple of footnotes to the introduction, but those shouldn’t be as complicated. So, everything’s getting done. But it’s taken so much out of me that sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself.
Here I am, with all of that taken out of me. I’m looking sort of wan and pale.
And here’s my desk, with all the chapters on it. Did I mention that I submitted my formatted abstract for signature? Well, I did. So that’s done. You can see the cover sheet on the left.
So there you have it. That’s all I have for you today. I’m completely exhausted, and I probably need to take a break, at least for a little while. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and to be honest, once it’s done, I don’t think I ever want to do it again. I just want to write about girl monsters.
The plan is to give the completed dissertation to my committee by Labor Day. And then, I can rest for a while, until the defense. That should be in October. And then? Freedom.
YES PLEASE JUST WRITE ABOUT GIRL MONSTERS. 😀
Congratulations on all you have done!!! It looks amazing — your desk is an inspiration, all neat and covered with knowledge! — and I hope you feel proud as well as exhausted. Wan and pale though you may feel, you still look absolutely beautiful.
“I just want to write about girl monsters.”
Sounds good to me.
Congratulations on (nearly) completing this Herculean task! And good luck as you finish writing the footnotes.