Tomorrow, my colloquium is being held. This is going to be the one and only time that the three members of my dissertation committee will be in the same room together. So I’m excited. I’m not, unlike the time directly before my orals, at all nervous. Tomorrow’s discussion will consist entirely of them talking about and me defending my proposal, which I’ve been working on for months now, and which I know inside and out–and which, based on preliminary feedback, they like a lot. I’ve been spending a lot of the downtime before my colloquium reading and working on my novel on the side. The novel’s growing into something substantial. Very pleased.