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02 February 2011 @ 04:34 pm
 
I made it through my 'dissertation weekend' which actually spanned Friday to Wednesday...so 6 days of dissertationing.

I have more than 10 pages of notes (that's a lot for me: front-and-back, 3 lines of text for every set 1 line) for 4 sources and 7 more books in the room to scan through as well as journal articles saved to my computer. Edited and re-organised my literature review into the dissertation document, primarily as introductory material - and cutting quite a bit; also added 'comments' for where I wanted to add better material/references/explanations. Added a short methodology (hello, literature-based project...) and started writing in most sections. 5,250 words now - about 3,000 from the lit. review. Not all good words and some just skeletal 'here are my thoughts in full writing' place-holders, but there to remind me where I'm going with each section.

So, uh, I didn't get the 'substantial' amount of writing I had hoped for, but I did actually make a full start again and for me that's a huge accomplishment. I'm not entirely pleased and thus a little disappointed but, er, it's impossible to please myself, so that's alright. 5,250 is technically half-way there, although we've been given an extension of 12-15,000 words (rather than 10,000) if we want them since it's a literature-based dissertation.




(This one from ubiquitousmixie)


ALSO ubiquitousmixie SENT ME AN ADORABLE LITTLE PLASTIC SQUID NAMED RUPERT TO COMFORT AND LISTEN TO ME IN HER STEAD AND I AM SO INCREDIBLY PLEASED. I AM PROBABLY MORE EXCITED BY THE EXISTENCE AND POSSESSION OF RUPERT THAN I AM ABOUT FINISHING THE NEXT STEP OF MY DISSERTATION. (SEE: CAPS.)

John doubted that a squid could be comforting. I told him to think of Hogwarts: it had a comforting GIANT squid on campus. He decided the giant squid wasn't very comforting. I reminded him of Fred and George giving the squid rubber duckies to play with, which he assented, and then inquired after what was more comforting than a giant squid playing with rubber duckies. He couldn't fault my logic.

Now I think I'm going to keep working on my writing community and creating a masterlist, so that someday within the year I may actually be able to let people see it. (Maybe.)


Kiwi

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are <*b>never</b> alone or weary of life.
[Rachel Carson]
 
 
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lash_laruelash_larue on February 2nd, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Tina has nice boobies, they seem happy.
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Nicki: yay!peroxidepirate on February 2nd, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yay! Seems like a bunch of good news in there, even though you still have a lot of work to do!

Also, I'm adding "bitches get stuff done" to my collection of mottoes.

:D
ubiquitousmixie: addison - yumubiquitousmixie on February 2nd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
yay!! way to be awesome!

i'm really glad rupert made it safely!

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