Thursday, August 7, 2008

I just have to share / procrastinate

I've made some huge progress on my critical thesis in the past few hours simply by moving my text from Scrivener to Word. Those of you who use Scrivener will understand the significance of this. Scrivener's a playground, a wonderful playground, but it lets you split your project into endless pages and make files for your research so you feel like you've written something when really you've just cut and pasted.

On Word, I can see how the paper flows, make sure I'm weaving things in well, and type ENDNOTES. I love endnotes! They're supposed to be used pretty sparingly in MLA, but I already have three.

Plus, I have a tentative title, because I now have some idea of what I want to say: "Growing up Marvelous: Coming of Age and the Fantastic."

5 comments:

Lacy said...

YAY RACHEL!

Gwenda said...

Great title!

I must admit, I toyed with the idea of using Scriv for my thesis but did it in Word for simplicity's sake.

david elzey said...

that is a great title. for me, everything start to click when i find the right title. hope it continues to flow.

Varian Johnson said...

Oh, good! You're using Endnotes? I really wanted to place one in my thesis, but I had seen them used so rarely...

Rachel Wilson said...

Aw, thanks guys! I'm so glad I shared / procrastinated