Â Â Â Â At this point, I am well into writing my thesis. I completed chapter one last night and got started on writing chapter two. So far, with the introduction and first chapter I have written twenty-six pages out of what should end up being about an eighty pages or so project.
Â Â Â Â So far that actual writing part has been easier than I thought it would be. I have never written a paper that is as long as this one is and that had me worried at first. What I am finding is that the initial getting started writing each day can be difficult but once I really get into it the problem is not being too wordy. It would be easy to go overboard and write too much. I am trying to keep the paper concise and meaningful; I do not want to fill it up with fluff.
Â Â Â Â I am pounding out about five pages a day so I am well on track to have my first draft done by the due date in mid-February. I have already submitted my intro to my thesis advisor for comment and when I get that back I will be able to make changes as I write instead of doing extensive revisions later on if they are required. I am trying to write so that my rough draft ends up being not so rough and I only have to make minor style revisions and not major revisions of content. If everything continues to go as it is I am on track to have my thesis done and degree conferred in May.