Saturday, February 24, 2007

I'm Up and Running...

After almost a month, I have my computer back. But that's not the only reason I'll be posting more regularly. A few days ago, I asked this question on my blog

I want all my PhD friends to let me know if May is a reasonable goal--if I bring as close to my A game as possible. I still have to draft the conclusion (the intro exists in fragments); do whatever revisions she and the committee want; some serious crafting on my chapter 2 (because my original chapter five has been collapsed into it); and tighten up the bibliography and notes.
I got some really helpful comments, if anyone wants to check them out.

But I'm setting a mental goal of May.

Please feel free to goad, scold, coax, and encourage. :-p


Sharonica said...

elle, it sounds like we have a similar amount of work to do in order to finish, and I'm shooting for May as's daunting! I think it's good to set that mental goal. My feeling has been that if I don't make it, I'll at least have accomplished a good bit while trying, bringing me that much closer to the ultimate goal of finishing. Damn, right now my main goal is keeping my 9-month-old son from turning off my computer!

Abby said...

Oh, May is TOTALLY do-able. Absolutely.

Suzanne said...

Looks like you got some great advice, Elle! May would be great but the summer could also be a cushion. Once you've got that final draft past your advisor, the rest will be much easier.

I'm aiming for May, too. We should have a party when we all finish.