I've gone back through all of my coded data, saturated my sub-categories, and made conceptual ties to portions that were previously more descriptive. My intuition was mostly correct as I only had to reword a couple of my sub-categories.
Of course, I moaned and groaned and considered giving up over the past 5 days of doing this, but the effort has proven worthwhile.
What is even MORE exciting is that tonight, I read a booklet written by a practitioner in the field that I am studying. This is DATA! And guess what?
My theory completely explains his perspectives!!!
Not only that, the data from him represents a group of people from which I had difficulty obtaining interviews. So I can quote him!!!
And best of all... well, not best best of all, but pretty close to best best... I sent that data with my theoretical scribbles in the margins to Adviser and sh'he wrote back saying that sh'he can't wait to read my theory!!!
The best best of all is this: I believe I have a really good theory on my hands!
No, I don't believe it, I know it!
I know it! I know it! I know it!
(Okay, did I overdo the exclamation marks?)
And now it's 5:40am and I refuse to go to sleep even after working 7 hours straight. I am writing out my theory now, and boy, am I ever excited!