Completely Exhausted

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.

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3 Responses to Completely Exhausted

  1. Nivair says:


    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.

  2. Jeff P. says:

    “I just want to write about girl monsters.”

    Sounds good to me.

  3. Keith Glaeske says:

    Congratulations on (nearly) completing this Herculean task! And good luck as you finish writing the footnotes.

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