I heard back from my primary advisor that I should make a few tweaks to the chapter to signpost my argument, and then I should send it off to my secondary advisor to give him plenty of time to read it before I need to schedule my defense for my preferred dates.
Goal: revise chapter summaries in my intro, last pass on ER chapter, fix the last 4 things in Arc; send these three items to secondary advisor Tues or Wed. Then I’ll have two more days to clean up everything else for proofreading. It’ll be tight, but I think I can make it.
Finally! I’ve been sitting on this chapter revision since mid-June. I finally figured out that I needed another writing retreat. Grandparents to the rescue! I had three days of (mostly) uninterrupted work and got almost done. The last couple hours of work got done in the car on the way to camping. It’s off to my advisor, and I should hear back this weekend. If all goes well, I’ll get to send it and Arc to my secondary advisor early next week. Once he approves, I’ll be able to schedule my defense.
Next deadline: August 23–whole dissertation to advisor and editor for proofreading.
This week, I enlisted the parentals again, but at my house this time. So I’ve had another three (mostly) uninterrupted days. So far, I’ve gotten lots of final checks done, and I finished the bibliography. The bibliography feels like such a big deal that it deserves its own blog post title.
I’m starting to slow down a little, so it might be time for a walk. Onward!