I want to run away at the moment. Terrible bouts of side tracking and procrastination - which are not worth it, as my head does a number on me if I am not at my desk. I have to make a decision as whether to tackle each chapter by book and discuss the characters' archetypes within, or each chapter by archetype and identify the books/characters within each.
I have gone passed the date that I can contact my diss lecturer and I need to make this decision soon. Which will carry the best arguments, I wonder? Which can I sustain better? One will be comparatively boring and may give me less marks, the other will be a headache and a bit of a gamble - which will pay off IF I can sustain the argument. Godsdammit!!
I have been...well, not doing a lot at all, but not through procrastination. I hadn't realised how wound up I was about it all. I am no longer worried about leaving uni or life after it - in fact, I am quite looking forward to it. The angle of the diss was really getting to me. Think I am going to play it safe and do one chapter per book, because the other option is only possible if I was concentrating purely on archetypes, then the latter would have been perfect. Alas, I don't think I can structure an argument from that angle, unless I had a big chunk of time and guidance to do it. The problem is about word count i.e. never enough. Let me tell you, if you have plenty to say, 8,000-10,000 words is nothing, even if you pare back the good stuff and economically cherry pick. I could do it if it was the dissertation for the MA (15,000 words), but I think I would be cross eyed and gaga by the time I finished.
Hubby, Prodigal 2 and Nay (P2's g'friend) are going out to CrapDonald's - I am going to use my time solo to thrash out the problem on Dictaphone. Sometimes writing alone doesn't sort out a muddle and I want time to get this straight.