Anyone else out there currently working on a thesis?

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I was just wondering if anyone else out there is currently going through the same hell that I am.
I have just finished my introduction (15 pages) and still have a few other chapters that I need to complete before I turn it in. I love what I am researching and writing about, but man is it a pain in the ass.

Anyways, I was just hoping that there are others out there that can wallow in thesis despair with me too.

P.S. I wish I had a beer in my hands instead of a CBE writing style handbook at 1:31 on a Friday night/Saturday morning. :(
 

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Unfortunately, I'm going to end up writing two honors theses. I can't get exempted from this upper level biochem class (which I can't take b/c of scheduling problems) unless I actually produce a thesis. But I've already written 20 pages of my honors thesis in Middle Eastern history, and there's no way in hell, I'm letting a year of reading through Egyptian Ministry of Health documents go down the drain...
 
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I barely remember writing my dissertation, which is a little worrisome in retrospect. It was a total blur, despite taking about five months to complete. Every day was the same: I showed up in the morning, played Lateralus or OK Computer on endless repeat, and wrote until my eyes bled. I went to the bar every single night to try and psyche myself up enough to persist.

The only thing that saved me was the organization of my approach. The first thing I did was write the table of contents, and then just filled in the sub-chapters one by one. Eventually it came together.

What I do remember quite vividly was the sublime sense of euphoria that washed over me after turning it in. Those were probably the two best weeks of my entire life. Not worth the 5.8 years leading up to them, but still pretty cool.
 
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