Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ah, Deadline, Maker of Momentum

In order to fulfill my goal of getting the thesis over and done with by the end of the semester, I pretty much have to have it all written and revised by November 14. This means I need to have the fiction part written, the research done for the theoretical preface, and the theoretical preface written. All-in-all, we're talking at least one hundred pages.

Not just one hundred pages written out, either. One hundred pages that have been written, edited, distributed to my thesis committee, and revised in response to their feedback.

All this, in two months. Most folks I know are taking two semesters to work out their thesis. But, that's why I wrote stories ahead of time, right? Right. Now it's crunch time. Juan wants pages every time we meet, and I'm quickly running out of material I wrote over the summer. The cool thing, though, is that where for a while I had stalled out on ideas for stories, all of a sudden, I'm prolific. I've got the first page/paragraph of three added into the thesis to work on, and I'm thinking I might toss in a flash I wrote out completely the other day. In fact, now that I'm thinking about it, that flash fits right in with one of the new ones...

Oh yeah, and I'm due for 50 more pages for the CWC in two weeks, without having made any noteable progress at all after I did that spurt of 15 pages. Thus, I'm thinking I'll switch my CWC project back to thesis and kill the proverbial two birds, etc.

Of course, this means I have even more pages to write to get the thesis up to a 50 page sub. than I would have to do the same for the novel, but that also means I'll be that much closer to getting my MA when I want to.

7 comments:

Debbie said...

5 pages a day? No sweat. Says the woman who is definitely sweating over 2 pages a day.

Ali said...

5 pages a day? Ugh, why'd you have to go and do the math like that? Have you no heart at all? :)

The One and Only John said...

I'd make a comment, but I'd probably get roped into another challenge. :)

The One and Only John said...

...screw it. Name your terms, I'll bet I can write more than you.

Ali said...

Well, John. I don't know if you're brave, or just suicidal. Either way, you're on.

Jenny said...

Oh dear...

Debbie said...

Here we go again.