This is what 10,000 words looks like!

January 31, 2011 § 7 Comments

10,000 words and 31 full pages! Boom, baby!

I did it! I have officially written 10,000 words on my dissertation! I am super thrilled. Why does this feel so great? Because, after two years of being ABD (All But Dissertation), I can finally say that I am making some real and true progress toward completing my dissertation and graduating in August. Sure, I might cry all the time right now, but who cares? I wrote 10,000 words!

And…this is what 11,157 words looks like!

Do a little dance...write 11,000 words...get down tonight! Hey! Get down tonight!

Okay, I lied. I’ve actually written 11,157 words! Sure, it’s not pretty and needs a great deal of touching up to sound scholarly. Sure, some of those words are quotes from the texts I’ll be using, but they’re surrounded by my own thoughts and explanations…and, in many places, arguments. Like, for instance, I’m currently working on this one really fun argument about how physical location plays a major role in determining the appropriateness of cross-dressing (gender and social). Super fun! 🙂

And, with that, I am out of words for the day. I’ve got about three or four post topics jockeying for the position of forethought, so I shouldn’t run out of things to talk about in the next few days.

Here’s to 11,000!

(Oh…and yes…I had originally planned to take a screenshot at 11,111 words, but I just couldn’t stop typing, so, eh, you get an uglier number than I had planned, lol.)

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§ 7 Responses to This is what 10,000 words looks like!

  • Lauren says:

    Congrats! Go do something fun that doesn’t require thinking! =D

  • Congrats on the WORDS! I look forward to learning what makes cross-dressing place-appropriate. Hope you’ll share. Enjoy your Tuesday1

    • Mrs. H. says:

      Thanks! 🙂 So far, the argument I’m working on is how, for instance with As You Like It, leaving a civilized, presumably Christian space and entering into the wild, uncivilized, presumably not-Christian space of the Forest of Arden makes Rosalind’s cross-dressing (as a young man) perfectly acceptable. Because Arden is disordered and chaotic, the sumptuary laws don’t apply. …or something like that. Lol. My brain’s still cooking it.

  • Tori Nelson says:

    YAY! I say you celebrate by taking a nap (or something else that requires no effort and minimal brain function). You are accomplishing GOALS and keeping your COMMITMENT! You. Go. Girl.

    • Mrs. H. says:

      Hehe, thanks Tori! I ended up watching “Say Yes to the Dress” last night, which required barely any mental capacity whatsoever…just enough to operate the Tivo remote and fast forward through commercials. And then I watched “19 Kids and Counting,” and repeated over and over how nice I think Michelle Duggar is, especially as a mother of 19 children. She’s just so damn sweet! I don’t think I’ll be that sweet with even a brood of 2, lol. And then I went to bed around 10. It was the perfect way to celebrate! 🙂

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