Progress Report for My Writing Sabbatical

JazzyNico_Air_traffic_control_Waypoint_triangle_2I passed a waypoint in my writing journey today. I finished writing the first draft of the Introduction, formatted it in final dissertation style, and sent it to my advisor.

I’ve been on a writing sabbatical for the past four weeks and have been working on multiple sections of the project. Today I felt like I needed to have one small sense of accomplishment, so I tweaked a couple dangling spots in the introduction and called it “good enough for a rough draft.”

I also reformatted the structure of the dissertation, so I spent a little time this morning reformatting the website to match. Now I have one section called Framing the Question rather than three sections for Theoretical Frames, Theological Frames, and Biblical Frames. I used the structure of the question itself as the outline. check it out…

The last four weeks have been a mixture of writing, vacation to Denver, two days with the mission team, three days at the Rethinking Faith Formation conference at Luther Seminary, leading the College Bible Study on Tuesday nights, and helping out at the Summer Dojo on Wednesday nights. I’ve been able to spend six solid days completely devoted to writing and the rest were a mixture of the things I just listed. So, it hasn’t been a complete break, but it has been good. This week I get to spend five consecutive days focused completely on writing. woo-hoo!

Now, back to it…