I once went to a writing conference where Jane Smiley said "Don't even worry about the first draft. Just write it." I wrote that down in my planner and keep coming back to it when I realize this thing is a mess.
That's not the point, though. I have an actual due date. It's April 19th. And 150 pages, minimum.
Which means, I have four days to write sixteen pages. Which is not quite enough to make me panic. Which also explains why the beginning of this blog is so timely.
I mean, why write a thesis when you can write to yourself online?