Although it's only a few minutes to one, I'd like to try to get to bed at what might be called a reasonable hour, so I won't write much today. I did read an article (which I will discuss later) and I did manage to enjoy a few hours of daylight, so it has been a good day.
And, to top it off: stunningly, my supervisor seems to like my chapter on The Master of Petersburg despite the fact that I had more than a few doubts about the quality of that Brobdinagian block of text. So, yeah. I'm, like, eighty pages into my dissertation now, which is nice. It sort of validates the past few months for me. I mean, sure, there's still loads more to be done, but it's considerably harder for me to shake a stick at eighty pages than, say, thirty. At any rate, if I accept that the "average" dissertation length is somewhere in the 250-300 page range, I'm somewhere between a quarter and one-third done with the raw text of mine. Now it's just a matter of reading a few thousand pages of criticism and I can start the next chapter...
But now I need to get myself to bed.
For tomorrow: Read another article or two.