Considering that my advisor is half a continent away, it would be difficult for him to be reading my thesis as I type it. And, even if we were in the same place, I am certain that he has more important things to do than stand at my shoulder and make comments about every sentence that shows up on my computer screen.
And yet…I must think someone is standing at my shoulder while I type because I am having some difficulty getting the words to flow from my mind to the computer screen. Somewhere (maybe in one of the comments here?) I read you need to give yourself permission to write a crappy first draft. I thought I had done that, but it’s still tough going. So, I’m going to do it here.
Mrs Whatsit, I give you permission to write a crappy first draft. Your committee won’t see it. Your advisor won’t see it. The blog definitely will not see it (hard to stay anonymous when your thesis is out there for the world to see). Your husband will not see it. Your lab BFF will not see it. Nobody will see it but you. You can write as many awkward sentences as you need to in order to get the whole story on the computer. It doesn’t have to be perfect now. It doesn’t have to be close to perfect. In fact, it could sound absolutely awful. Just write.