Putting the pieces of the puzzle together!
According to Alan’s handy countdown clock, I have 65 days until my thesis is due. Yikes! (and yea!!)
Alan also made some great suggestions for starting to flesh out a timeline for myself…goals and whatnot to get me to the end. Love it! Spring break, I believe, begins on March 30 (about 45 days from now??)…then we’re really in the homestretch….only 20 days after that. Does that sound right? Ideally, I’d love to have this creative part done at least a couple of weeks before break so I can use that extra time off to work on the other parts wholeheartedly.
I’m feeling content with the general outline of “Conversations With My Father” (guess the title stuck). The beginning and end feel pretty solid and there’s a general outline of “threads” in-between – with a good chunk filled in.
I’ve been working on combining some of my existing written text with the artifacts over the past week. This task is somewhat time consuming and tedious, but satisfying to see it come together. Lots formatting, resizing and cutting and pasting happening….
I need to work on adding some of the other methods of communication (text-messaging, social media posts, etc.) and complete some of unfinished threads. A little online exploration of text-messaging stories has been a good inspiration….as far as formatting, etc.
See below from wattpad
Also, the issue of how to “publish” remains to be seen…..
I was out with some friends on Friday night and the topic of my thesis came up. Everyone keeps telling me that they can’t wait to read it (or see it on the big screen one day…haha!). So, I let a friend read a few pages aloud. She did a great reading and they all had a tear in their eyes….now I admit, it may have had something to do with the alcohol involved, but it was a good feeling. It was also quite helpful to hear the words read aloud (despite the also cringe-worthy-feeling of hearing my own words). I’m gonna do some more of this when I get a chance.
I really do feel like I could spend forever writing this thing, but I understand that it needs to come to an end (for various obvious reasons)……soon!