Things are better. Last time, I was stuck in a bit of a seriously-bad rut, but now I’ve somehow gradually emerged, and written an entire chapter’s draft(!)
There’s still a long way to go. I have the bulk of two chapters left to write, and I’m already quite exhausted. I want it to be a great piece of work, but it’s tiring and time-consuming. And now it’s Deadline Month and the next few weeks are going to be brutal. Plus, I have the oral part of my notarial warrant exam in about a week’s time, so that’s going to be time-consuming in itself.
I’m seeing my immediate future as relatively bleak, but I’m still quite optimistic. I managed to piece together a fairly coherent chapter in 8 days (after extensive research and planning over long months, that is…), so maybe the final two chapters will work out as well.
Best of luck to everyone else that’s writing a thesis/dissertation/long essay/research project write-up. It’s a tough time. But we’ll get through it, and I keep telling myself: without any effort whatsoever, time is still going to pass, so whether I like it or not, it’s going to be June in a few weeks. Make of that what you will.