Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I Have a Draft!

Great news – I finally have a semi-finished draft of my paper for the upcoming North American Conference on British Studies (you may remember me complaining last week about the hell that writing it has been).

My issue with this one was that I had a bunch of research on my topic from a few years ago - various archival sources that I'm worked with for my dissertation and such. And then I stupidly pitched the idea for the paper without going back and actually checking what I had. So, when I sat down to write the paper I realized that a) I didn't have nearly enough material as I thought I had and b) none of it really supported the argument I had been thinking of making. But you have to go with where the evidence takes you so I had to rethink my whole premise and it just turned into a really, really gruelling slog.

Anyways, it’s still not in the shape I want it in but at least it’s something down on paper that I can work with. Let the seemingly endless tinkering begin! My resting bitch face doesn't permit me to convey, but I'm really rather relieved/excited on the inside.

blouse: Sheinside / pants: Zara / necklace: Target

9 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Love that necklace! Bounces nicely off the color of the top :)
And congrats on the first draft!!! :D
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LyddieGal said...

That must be a huge relief to have the draft done, and I do hate that feeling of thinking you know exactly what you are getting into, only to realize you are way, way off.
Love the pairing of the necklace with the peter pan collar.
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Bash Harry said...

Oooh, congrats on getting a semi-finished draft! It takes a lot to get there so Yaaaay! Hahaha, love your top by the way, you are gorgeous!

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natasha @ eyebrows inc said...

congrats on the paper! loving your shirt, a good peter pan collar always wins me over x
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Miss LovelyAttitude said...

the necklace is so beautiful :)

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Cee said...

Oh, the trials and tribulations of having resting bitch face :) Seriously though, what a relief to finally finish a first draft of anything- I totally, totally get it.
xox,
Cee

Laura Go said...

hooray, hooray, hooray! I am so glad that things are working out finally. Just a few more tweaks, and you'll be done :)

I LOVEEEE this outfit especially with the collar coming up that high! And your hair is looking AMAZING!

Veronika, By The Shore said...

Congrats on your draft - always feels SO good!! And this necklace + blouse is a match made in heaven! LOVE IT! xo

Darcy said...

Great look! Congrats on finishing your draft!!
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