- Write Abstract
- Write Acknowledgements
Write "Contributions of Authors"
- Compile Table of Contents
Finish writing Introduction chapterand draft and format Figs 1-3
- Get reprint permission from publisher of Chapter 2
- Complete revisions on Chapter 3 from A, C, S
- Get and complete revisions on Chapter 4 from G, S, S
- Get and complete revisions on Conclusions chapter from G
- Compile and format bibliography
- Compile and format appendix
- Proofread pre-text, intro, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, conclusions
- Format chapters uniformly
- Format Chapter 3 figures
- Format Chapter 4 figures
- Compile complete PDF and paginate
- Send to committee
Well, it took me a lot longer than I had hoped to cross something off the list. But it's the last piece of substantial writing that I need to do. Let's hope that there isn't substantial rewriting involved when I get things back on Chapter 4.
Yesterday wasn't at all productive because I tried to work at home and it was too darn hot and I didn't feel like doing work. Then my stomach, the dog, and writer chica all interrupted me in succession when I actually decided to get serious about working. Not that I minded.
Today was more efficient when I was actually working, but the day involved a thesis defense (I can do way better than that!) and a long catch-up coffee with NewGirl. Henceforth, NewGirl will be called the amazing, super-productive, take-charge enthusiastic girl, or, more likely: Enthusiasm! (Yes, the exclamation point will be necessary). She deserves a new blog name not only because she is approaching the one year mark of grad school, but because NewGirl did not adequately convey what I love about her personality.
But despite the asides, I did manage to finish the text for Chapter 1. It requires three figures, which if I arrive early tomorrow morning and work quickly, I will manage to get drafted before my advisor leaves for the plane. One is done already, and the other two should just require some modifications of files I already have.
Now I am going home to steak and corn-on-the-cob. I'll bring my Jump Drive and folder of necessary edits to Chapter 3, but don't expect me to get anything done. We'll probably watch Serenity.