Freedom, Sweet Freedom

I finished my dissertation this morning — the last of the editing, put the finishing touches on my bibliography. All that’s left is administrative — getting it bound and delivered to UCL on time and submitting it electronically.  So my life is my own again.

Other than finishing my resume and signing up for substitute teaching, I genuinely have free time. For the first time in six years, there’s no required reading, translations or papers to deal with.

It’s going to take me some time to really accept this, ha, but here are my priorities:

1. The Best Thing. I want to write about seven or eight chapters before I start posting again. Don’t worry — usually once I start getting back into a story, I usually can knock out one or two chapters a day. It’s just a matter of getting lost back in the story.  I’ll keep you guys updated.

2. Damaged. I’m keeping this one on hiatus as I want to do some plotting work and get some episodes written a head of time to offer me a buffer zone, which I did not do when I started it last spring, even though, ha, I know it’s how the world works.

Anything other than the above will be icing on the cake, but I have my eye on the HMD prequels, particularly Johnny/Nadine since I already started it and the rewrite of Tangle, Feels Like Home. Will keep you guys updated as to progress, but dude…freedom. No more dissertation!!


  • Congrats!! To have such a weight off your shoulders I’m sure will have you a little bit off balance for a while, but you can breathe again! I won’t hold it against you if you seem a bit giddy now and then…ha ha. Looking forward to whatever you post.

    According to kcke2pen on September 8, 2014
  • No more headach!!!! Enjoy all your free time.

    According to Lisa on September 9, 2014
  • congrats, will be looking forward to you posting again

    According to Nicole on September 9, 2014
  • Congrats! that must have been a huge relief. look forward to anything you have time to write.

    According to PAMELA HEDSTROM on September 9, 2014
  • Congratulations! Enjoy your free time.

    According to Aradia on September 9, 2014
  • Congratulations! Enjoy your free time

    According to Tish on September 10, 2014
  • any new stuff soon?????!!!

    According to Tish on October 9, 2014