Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dissertation Addiction

Is it possible to be addicted to your dissertation? Because now that the end is in sight, I kind of can't stop working on it.  Even when I know I should be sleeping, my mind is racing through the pages, and when I can't sleep, I'm tempted to just work on it in the middle of the night, although so far I've convinced myself this isn't good.  I get annoyed when I have to stop to teach (and I love teaching!) and it takes me half an hour to comment on a blog, because I open the page, go back to my dissertation, type a sentence, go back to my dissertation, eventually finish the comment, go back to my dissertation, and then post it.  I feel like I could take a break, and still submit my draft on time, but I just want to be done.  But then I'll start something else . . .


  1. I go through love hate periods, where the love periods I become super-productive and the hate periods I avoid at all costs.

  2. Let it ride. We all go through enough periods of writing drought that you have to milk the productive times for all they're worth.