I’m not entirely sure how I feel about my capstone proposal. It might be focusing too much on the general central question of the value of writing science-fiction and abstract concepts of the sort of research, while everything I outline in my production plan is very specific work related to the scifi novel that I’m writing. Is there any way I can re-work my central question to make it more specific to what I’m doing, or does that defeat the purpose of the capstone project? Is it supposed to end up being very general?
Also, in the time between submitting my proposal and receiving feedback on it, I have ended up focusing way more on certain concepts within the story I’m writing. I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about the impact of technological progress on religion, womanhood, and the way humans interact with nature, and how those things intersect in my story. I’m thinking of re-doing my proposal to center more on that realm of things and less in the general questions of the value of writing scifi. Of course, that could come back to the original question — the value of writing science fiction is that we are able to conceptualize the social impacts of technological changes before they ever occur.
What do you guys think? Is this project just navel-gazing?