Dissertation Diary 2015-10-29

whew. Sent rough draft of first half of chapter 2 to two different editors this morning. After merging the two halves of chapter 2, I have 43 pages and 12,206 words. There’s definitely some bits I need to flesh out, but there’s also several bits that I think will just get axed, so that’s probably…

Dissertation Diary 2015-10-22

This week was not conducive to good writing. I haven’t been sleeping well, and I had lots of extra errands to run that took up some of my time. However, I managed to get a kinda-terrible chunk (10 pages!) organized on Riemann, his predecessors, and successors. Much of it was from a previous paper for…

Dissertation Diary 2015-10-15

This week was a light week, for which I am quite grateful: adjusting to a school schedule is leaving me constantly exhausted. I wrote a couple pages on Stufentheorie on Tuesday and did some reading this morning. I also started collecting my thoughts on the later 19th century and Riemann, because I have a feeling…

Dissertation Diary 2015-10-08

This week, my goal was to write 4-5 pages on some historical functional thinkers: Rameau as well as the thoroughbass school. I was worried initially that I had written far too much, but after some editing, I’m down to about 5.5 pages between the two topics. It’s not wonderful, but it has complete sentences, and…

Dissertation Diary 2015-10-01

As promised, more words! I did some touch up edits of chapter 3 on Tuesday, all that remains is some layout/citation/post-processing sort of stuff, hopefully. Chapter 3 and the second half of chapter 2 are going to my advisor today. I spent some of Tuesday and some of today working on the second half of…