You guys….writing …about writing…sucks. Perhaps, like the seven phases of greif, there are seven phases of dissertation writing.
Procrastination: “I have plenty of time!!!”
Motivation: “Genius has struck me! I must write this thing now!”
Boredom: “I’m only on page 20? Are you kidding me?”
Regret : “Why didn’t I just stay at that waitressing job at Friendly’s????”
Persistence: “Okay. I can do this. One step at a time.”
Denial: “It wouldn’t be THAT bad if I just put this down for a few….err…years….”
Acceptance: bill arrives from student loan company—student writes entire dissertation in following 72 hours
Continuing through the methods section….
Pages: 11 (8.25 without outline)
Words: 3158 (2764 without outline)
Feeling: I could be doing so many other things right now…..