I just turned in a very unfinished chapter draft to my adviser today, which brings the total up to 4/5 chapters drafted. *insert Liz Lemon self-high five here* I'm still hoping to have it all drafted by Christmas, though unfortunately what I turned in today is very much a work in process. I'm workshopping it back at Big Blue next month and it still has a ways to go before I'm willing to let my colleagues get their hands on it. But at least I have a deadline. Must channel my inner Mandrake adept and whip that chapter into shape! Though most of the time, I really
feel like it's the other way around. I'm pretty sure they keep a copy of the Chicago Manual of Style
in the flagellery of House Shahrizai....
In other blah blah academia news, there has been quite of bit of mean girls frenemy type behavior in my department in the past few weeks which has me giving certain folks the side-eye. I get that we are all squabbling over limited resources, but..*facepalm* I also had some health issues a few weeks ago. It's nothing too serious, but I will need to see a specialist and might need to make some changes to my diet. I also have a feeling it's probably related to all this job market/dissertation stress.
I promised myself that now that this draft is turned in, I can put together my Yuletide request. Squee! It's gonna be gangbusters. Also hoping to complete my assignment for kink_roulette
by the end of the month. I have a great idea and a half-written story and apparently nothing helps me relax more than writing the pornographies these days. Perhaps that is what I shall do after I address the other things I have neglected in the past few weeks...like getting an oil change and going to the grocery store. Also V and I have started watching Warehouse 13- we're still on season 1 but we really like it! Which is good, because sometimes our tv tasted don't overlap. She's very picky about genre stuff (tolerates my love of Doctor Who
, but really got hooked on BSG
) I've tried to persuade her that there will be femslashy subtext if we can make it to season 2.