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The Final Countdown

T minus 9 days: Seven out of seven chapters of Le Thesis finished in first draft. Revisions and rewrites have been underway for several months. Appendices not yet finalized.

My play performs tomorrow evening. I will go see it and enjoy a well-earned
break, precisely as planned.


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Mar. 7th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
Wow! You're really making great progress. That's wonderful! I hope the play goes off spectactularly. :-D
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
With every little bit of thesis stuff handed in, the end draws nearer. I think I'll actually be able to do it.

I'm really looking forward to the play tonight.
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Mar. 7th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
I think I'm pretty much on schedule. Le Thesis will get done, and will reasonably approximate being on time. What's nice is that the I.N.P.O.D. said that the due date is a little bit flexible, so if I'm a day or two late, that doesn't matter.

You'll hear ALL about the play.
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC)
That's great going. And there really is an end in sight now! Just remember to allow yourself enough time for printing. It's amazing how everywhere can run out of ink/paper/electricity at the same time.

And enjoy your play. Let us know how it goes ! :-)
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's due a week from tomorrow (the Ides of March, interestingly enough). The plan is to have Le Thesis complete by 12:00 noon and then have the afternoon to print and deliver to my committee. It'll be Spring Break, then, so the people cruch won't be so bad.

I am so looking forward to seeing this play. It's one of my favorites of the ones I've written, and it's a comedy. Just what I need.
Mar. 7th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
I didn't know you had a play in production! What fun.

It sounds as if the thesis is going well. You're moving right along.
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
I think I mentioned when the play was first accepted for production, but that was a while ago, and many things have happened since then. Back in November, I entered a student playwriting contest. The prize was $30 and performance. They chose three winners, and I'm one. The performance is tonight. I love being the playwright because I don't actually have to do anything on the production other than waltz grandly into the theater and then hang out and be fed at a reception tomorrow evening.

Le Thesis is coming along. I'm so ready for it to be done. I figure I can kind of understand what it feels like to be nine months pregnant now.
Mar. 7th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah for the thesis and especially the play. It must be so cool to see something you wrote actually produced and in front of an audience. I hope you have a great time watching it.
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Well, you know I love an audience. And a live one is such a trip. You get to sit with them as they watch and (hopefully) laugh, and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside when they do. And it's neat for me, too, because the only way I've ever experienced this play is in the words I wrote. The director and the actors know more about it at this point than I do, so it's almost like seeing something completely new. Only it's mine, and that's special.
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, so your Thesis will be done and turned in by Spring Break, your play will be performed and you will have basked in the glory of a playwright... then you take a leisurely spring break.. but then what? Do you just cruise through the rest of the school year? Or do you have to defend your thesis yet?
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Sort of. The play will be performed, and I get to bask in glory tonight. Spring Break starts next week officially (since I have no Friday classes, I consider it as starting ot noon on Thursday), but Le Thesis is due a week from Wednesday. I'll be spending the majority of Spring Break finishing Le Thesis and then recovering. I don't mind -- no classes to get in the way of thesing, and I do get a day or so completely off.

After I hand in Le Thesis and rise from the subsequent twenty-four-hour nap, I still have classwork, a conference to attend, and a defense to schedule sometime in April. But that's nothing compared to Le Thesis.
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
MY! How time flies! I remember when you post about it, it was...ages ago? Congratulations, of course, and double hug for allowing yourself time for that much needed and well-deserved distraction. Watching one's play on stage must be an interesting experience.

Spring Break? Does it come with Spring attached to it?
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Spring Break? Does it come with Spring attached to it?

*Looks out the window at sleety slushy snow on the ground*

Um, no.

I can't believe I'm almost done. Sure feels like I've been working on Le Thesis forever.
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
You can do it! You have all the ability and drive it takes - and once it's done you can sit back for a while and glory in the prospect of your next challenge.

And playwrighting too. Can one person contain so much talent?
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
You can do it! You have all the ability and drive it takes

Thanks for the encouragement -- I'll need it. T minus eight days now. . . .

And playwrighting too. Can one person contain so much talent?

Well, you know I write fiction. Prose and drama. They're not that different, after all. (And it probably explains why my stories always seem to involve people sitting around and talking.)
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
Rack on, Pony, rack on!
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! T minus eight days now!
Mar. 8th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Pony! You have reached another hallmark and the end is near. The rest is cake, really!

I am late replying.. I hope your play went off without a hitch and everything fell into place as it should have.

Mar. 8th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm gearing up for it now. The last week. T minus seven days.

The play was awesome. I'll probably post about it later today.
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