Dissertation Diary: Stuck in the Home Stretch

Well, folks, the dissertation is due in two weeks from today. I am ready. I am ready. I am ready.

Seriously, I am flipping ready. The content’s all there, and I just keep re-reading what I’ve written, trying to find more words to cut and more things to clarify.

Editing seems to be the toughest part. Staring at the words you’ve written, hour after hour, day after day – it gets exhausting. You start to doubt yourself. What if this makes sense to me, but not the reader? What if there’s a huge gap that I’m not noticing? What if the marker doesn’t like my use of ‘ibid’?

I am stuck in the home stretch, but it’s helping me produce my best piece of academic writing yet.

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