Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dissertation Daze

I am in the midst of revising my dissertation after a two-hour call with my advisor Monday over what it needs.  Oh. My. Word.  I understand the "expert in that one tiny subject you do your dissertation on" thing.  My head hurts.

I also now, having spent 30 hours this week on revisions, why doctoral candidates remain ABD--for life.  It's a soul-crushing, life-sucking experience.  And this from a person who has published two textbooks and four novels, so I know about writing.

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Underneath the Path of Totality

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