I feel more relieved right now than I have in weeks. After finally going through the effort of putting all of my thoughts on paper, and pulling them into some sort of coherent work, I realized that I was far further ahead than I thought I was.
The truth is that outside of the empirical analysis, the conclusion, and fleshing out some of the other bits, I had the paper virtually done before I’d even started …. seem to remember someone saying that at the beginning of the semester now that I think about it. I even made a change to the depth and scope of my study between yesterday and today and was still able to use the majority of my prior work on this. That makes life easy.