The completed rough draft (and an updated framing essay) have been submitted to my committee as of yesterday! I already got feedback from my director, which I've implemented.
The next stage of the process is making additional revisions from my other two committee member's feedback, then scheduling my defense (and filling out the paperwork for it). When I asked what the defense process would be like, here is the answer I received:
What happens at the defense:
I'll come back later and reflect on the process of finishing up the draft (what happened between my last post and this one).
I'm just your average fictional creature, living in a swampland by the sea.