I have nothing more to say. I have written 55 pages of my thesis (with 1 inch margins, mind you, so in true MLA format with 1.25 inch margins, it’s really close to 60 pages) and I have hit a wall.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I need to turn in as close to a final draft as I can by Thursday. The absolute final product isn’t due until March 24–this draft is just for my committee to make a round of revisions. But the thesis that gets turned in on March 24 needs to be 80 pages, and I right now I am 25 pages short.
Common sense says to take a break from it (I did stop looking at it around 2 this afternoon), but I’m so panicked about it that I’m going one of two directions.
DIRECTION ONE: Look at it anyway and stress over the fact that I can’t figure out what is missing and what needs to be added.
DIRECTION TWO: Go into denial, watch TV, and find gems like these online.
I’ve been doing a lot of Direction 2 today.