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Deep Breath

Have I got news for you!

Guess what, everyone?

There is now . . . a complete first draft of La Dissertation!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!


It still needs a lot of work, of course, but . . . it exists! If the Mayans were right, and the world ends in December, it doesn't matter. I have a complete draft of a dissertation!

ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG I'm going to graduate!

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jelazakazone
Nov. 14th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
SQUEEEEEEE indeed. Rock on!
frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
It doesn't yet feel entirely real, but with any luck, it'll sink in by tomorrow. I'm going to take a week or two to just veg out, and then I'll get to work on the revisions.
meggins
Nov. 14th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
ZOMG!!! A complete draft. Or a draft of a complete disseratation. A mighty accom0lishment!
frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I can see what it's going to look like, now! It looks . . . different than I thought it would. Much more Jewish Studies than I'd anticipated, and much, much more political. And the thesis is bigger.

I think I like it. And I think I like even better what it's going to turn into after a few months of work.
fafojoy
Nov. 14th, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Yay for FP! Congratulations. That is a great accomplishment and one you can take great pride in.
frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
It's really starting to sink in now that I've done it. It feels weird and exciting, and I think I have to take a few days off of being useful to get into it. But then, the pride will come in force!
dot_o_choillmor
Nov. 14th, 2012 08:28 am (UTC)
You are officially amazing.
frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Do I get a certificate and everything? (Wait, that's not until I've revised, defended, and graduated.)

Now I'll start in on an application to a job in Canada and a conference in Belfast.
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frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: HOORAY!!!
I want to be Doctor Pony! And now, I can actually start to believe that that's going to happen!

(And I'm working on the Professor Pony bit. Also the Postdoc Pony bit, because hey, why not. I had a few good leads last week.)
dawtheminstrel
Nov. 14th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's the hardest part.
frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think in a few days, I'll be able to see just what kind of giant stride I've made. But for now . . . I can know that there is a dissertation, and it just needs polishing. And editing is the easy part, compared to the writing. And I have lots of time to edit, because I won't be defending until spring.
perelleth
Nov. 14th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Take a couple steps back and enjoy what you have accomplished.That's the worst part, and now, on to polish!!!
frenchpony
Nov. 14th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
I am definitely looking forward to taking a little mini-break now! I can sit back, work on some job applications and conference abstracts, and I think I can even allow myself just a little bit of time to be pleased with myself. Then, of course, I'll tear everything up and make it better.
elliska
Nov. 19th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Getting caught up....Hooray for you! I know that feels good!
frenchpony
Nov. 19th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
It feels awesome! I've had some time to just veg out and do nothing useful, I can work on a few straggling job applications, get some conference abstracts out. And I'm feeling more and more confident about approaching the revisions, too.
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