17/08 – Dissertation Progress: a glimmer of hope?

  • YOU GUYS. I might have a word count for you today. It’s not a cohesive chunk of text that I’ve written, but I’m including bits and pieces of sections within different Word documents, and I seem to have accumulated over 2,000 words till now. TWO THOUSAND. Of my own words. That’s like, a tenth of my dissertation! Pats on backs for everyone!
  • I’m having a bit of a tough time with regard to my general existence though: I’m having a lot of trouble getting to sleep (barely slept a wink last night), and I’m not the most pleasant person you’re going to encounter throughout the day. Add to that my general apathy and excellent skills of distracting myself and procrastinating everything… and work is slow. Very slow.
  • My next goal is to flesh out enough of a section to be able to present a chunk of it (5,000 words) to my supervisor, who will definitely give me very useful pointers and advice.
  • Is it insane to hope to have that done by Monday? Evening? Bear in mind that my current actual word count of specific sections is only a few hundred words, so it essentially means that I’m going to be writing 5,000 words of “good stuff”.
  • Actually, I must get that done by Monday. Time is running out… *panics*

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