I met my supervisor this morning for the first time in three months. We discussed my doctorate application. The good news was that she liked my proposal and I got feedback and suggestions for improving the proposal to apply. She also mentioned that it would be best for me to start a PhD from January 2017. She was positive that I would start it in January because I could focus on writing my dissertation and improving the precision of the proposal until the next application deadline in July. I agreed with her and set a rough schedule for the next ten months.
This revision process of the research proposal is a rough period. My first proposal was rejected in January, and it has taken three months to restore my motivation, to be positive mentally and emotionally, and to get an alternative idea to revise the proposal. I only do one thing at a time and continue the process patiently.