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6 weeks to submission

User: castle85 - 04 May 2023 08:19

Hi all,
New here and just wanting to vent. So ready to just quit my PhD at the last hurdle and hoping that posting might relieve a little stress. I have so much to do and feel so checked out that I cannot see how it’s possible to sit and get anything done. I’m doing a creative/critical poetry PhD and still have rewrites/edits to all chapters, have to finish the introduction and write a conclusion, works cited, and have about 8 new poems to write for the creative element. As it stands, I’ve been staring at a single paragraph for about 2 weeks now, completely unable to edit even a single sentence.
Scared to death that the whole thing is awful anyway and if I manage to submit, the possibility of major or even minor corrections and having to continue working on this is unthinkable. I just so desperately want my life back but don’t know how to get my mind straight.
I don’t know if this post is even appropriate here, or what kind of replies I’m hoping for! But thank you for reading, and I hope everyone else is hanging in there!

User: elizabethrw96 - 23 June 2023 13:46

Hi Castle85,

This is an old post so I don't know if your time is up yet. I just wanted to say keep going if you can. It might seem horrible now but you will regret not pushing to the end in a year or so once the dust has settled. What an achievement to get this far regardless. But you're so close now. If you get corrections there's still a chance to amend and resubmit to a higher standard but just think how good it will feel to finish after so long. You can do this :)