Writing Session 5: The honeymoon is over

You guys….writing …about writing…sucks. Perhaps, like the seven phases of greif, there are seven phases of dissertation writing.

  1. Procrastination: “I have plenty of time!!!”

  2. Motivation: “Genius has struck me! I must write this thing now!”

  3. Boredom: “I’m only on page 20? Are you kidding me?”

  4. Regret : “Why didn’t I just stay at that waitressing job at Friendly’s????”

  5. Persistence: “Okay. I can do this. One step at a time.”

  6. Denial: “It wouldn’t be THAT bad if I just put this down for a few….err…years….”

  7. 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…..