Wrapping up October…moving into November!

Thank you Katie for kicking off our presentation series last week with such a thoughtful presentation of themes, and the current theory and research that informs your story building. What a wonderful first glimpse of the story world itself! I am certain that this work will cover new ground that broadens our overall understanding of sexuality and sexual identity, in ways that make space for new representative understanding, with inclusion as a primary value leading the way.

To change the subject

I don’t mean to spook you. Just a quick reminder that time is moving along at rapid pace at this stage. Time to put the pedal to the metal on this thesis research and writing engagement. I want you all to keep your focus on steady and timely MA thesis progress. Do not let up on the time and energy spent towards this large project. The big projects that matter are always accomplished incrementally – with your steady and regular concentration, input and attention. Remember that the research element of your overall MA thesis project must begin to be clearly integrated into your vision at this stage, and your work should reflect a clear understanding of “a knowledge context” outside of your own writing (on its own).

Our class slides from last week:

This week we will hear from Kefah about her progress, and then after, we will hear from Chelsea. Everyone: KEEP GOING!


Had a productive week in terms of research and feedback. In terms of writing, not so much. Slowly making progress but it is definitely slow and I am putting a plan in place to kick it into high gear.

That being said, I did not meet me goal for the week. I was hoping to work through a chapter of a book/writing tool that I mentioned during my presentation last week. I have been working my way through it but haven’t completed it yet.

Going forward I want (need) to make more headway writing, but after a meeting I had yesterday I feel very confident and what I need to do and what/where within the novel I need to focus on.

Look forward to giving feedback tonight and connecting with everyone.

Blog #7: Just Another Week


I really don’t have much to type about for this past week. This blog in particular I’ve waited on just because I really don’t want to think about the past week, I just want to look forward toward the next one. I had a bit of an extended ripple effect related to what happened to me last week, but nothing close to being as intimidating as that, but besides that I’ve been compiling digital resources to coexist with some more personal aspect of my writing. Events that I’ve lived through.

I have almost ten good pages, twice the resources as last week, and about three-plus good note pages (which are more rough draft pages than they are note pages). But yeah, just another week indeed. It went by fast, and it wasn’t uneventful, but I can’t recall much regarding the specifics of it.

One thing that is driving me nuts, actually, is that there are some quotes from professional wrestlers that I remember from certain interviews and/or documentaries that I’ve compiled and filed in my head over the past 17 years. The catch here is that I have to shift through them all to find them! For the most part I’m pretty good at catching them by skimming through them thumbnail-style, but for some I don’t even remember the interview or even doc sometimes. It’s like a Where’s Waldo maze. Kind fun, but that little stripe-fit guy can be a real pain sometimes. 

(there is a Waldo in the Lounge FYI ;))

The struggle is real

I’ll admit, I’m struggling. I never liked reading research, and so, in true Chelsea fashion, I didn’t start until yesterday. Plus, these weeks are going by too quickly and it’s starting to stress me out.

So, on to progress. I was able to skim through my sources and pull chapters that would likely be good, I was even able to rule one out. So, there is some progress and today, I’m going to lock myself in the library and dive in to all the research.

I have a presentation next week that I’ve at least been working on. I’m not too worried about the presentation or the semester in general, I have full confidence in myself that everything will get done. It’s just in the process of getting from start to finish, I take the longest, hardest way.

Starting today, I promise to get organized, get things done early and stick to my study plans better.