However, this week I have made progress and come up with a plan – something I am good at doing! I started with a blank sheet of paper and began to rewrite Chapter 2 about my practice. It is the most important chapter, probably the least well structured, and the one that everything else hangs upon. My thinking is that if I can get the narrative clear then I can begin to rewrite the other chapters accordingly. After feedback on the revised Chapter 2, I will then redraft the other substantive Chapter 3, which is about the theoretical underpinning of my practice, and then I can work on the Introduction and Reflections and Conclusions. My timescales are that I will submit a revised version of Chapter 2 to my tutors for consideration at our meeting on 15 November and then a redraft of Chapter 3 for consideration at our meeting on 16 December. This will then allow me to work on a full Second Draft of my Thesis for submission at the end of January 2023.
I have felt miserable for a few weeks, where my head felt it might explode with all the things I needed to think about, and my mind was spinning with various structures I might deploy to tell my story better, but I now feel that I am ready to move on. I am positive about my writing again and can see a way forward.