Chapter got in at 4 on the dot. It's not what I'd hoped for, but it's in. Now to steel myself for the feedback.
I'm one of those teachers who, in additint o correcting mistakes, also litters student assignments with smiley faces and wry asides. Students think it's all for them, and I suppose in a sense it is, but it's also because every now and again I pour days and days (and sleepless nights) into a chapter and kow that my committee figures I'm old enough to take criticism without smiley faces or gold stars mixed in.
You can criticize almost anything about me, and I can take it without flinching, but I'm painfully aware that my writing isn't all that I could wish.
Having cleared the chapter and its associated books from my desk, now it's back to clearing the grading pile and (I hope) another freelance project.
Enough of my self-obsessed neurosis, you're all tired of reading about this topic.
Words Written: zero
Lessons Graded: zero
Books on Floor: zero