I did it. This morning I finished the rough draft of my dissertation. I cannot believe after over two years of writing, research, writing, interviews, edits, writing, revisions and…oh yes…writing, the final keystroke for the rough draft has been made. It is done!
I am not really done. I have to revise this draft a bit and send it to my faculty advisor, who is on sabbatical, but is sticking in there with me (Thanks Steve!). He will then return it to me and I will make his corrections. I then send it to the seminary editor, along with a 15 page journal article that I need to write. She will edit it while I am in India next month. I will get it back during Holy Week (the first week of April) and edit it again. I then get it sent to my dissertation committee and defend my dissertation on April 16th. After making what I hope are minor revisions, I send it in for editing ONE MORE TIME! Make final corrections and then graduation.
I am so close I can feel it.
Pray for me.