The cat lives.
My manuscript passed.
It is a relief and now I can get back on track with everything else. I went into the semester with the intention of graduating, making it clear to my adviser and second reader that I needed to graduate this semester. When I sent off my manuscript, I was worried, but I felt good about the work I had accomplished. I have been going about this semester with the expectation that my manuscript would pass in Packet 4 and that I would be graduating in January. I had some brief but very strong doubts that this might not be the case, but in the end, everything I prepared for and expected worked out.
So. I still have a handful of documents I need to finish, all of which are due in the mail on the 10th (because the post office is closed on Veteran’s Day). Now that I put off much of that work in favor of rushing through the copy edits for the Pitkin Review, I have very little time to finish, but it is all still very doable.
With that in mind, I have a stack of work to do and it is quite late, so I am off to sleep, then a very long day of work which I hope will allow me some downtime to work on my homework, then a couple of days off in which I will dive into the last bit of work for my Master’s degree.
Even with my expectations going into this semester, it is hard to wrap my brain around The Last Packet. But that is what I’m on.