The ever ballooning essay

The university essay I’m writing at the moment is like a damn illness. I got a deadline extension on it a month ago and its due a week today. It on the ability of arts community projects to raise social capital. I was working in an arts organisation and planned to do a case study based on a project they did last year but for some mysterious reason they wouldn’t give me any data for it or answer a few questions. So in other words I was really let down by them. So I was stuck then for data on some arts projects. Luckily my lecturer helped in finding some new ones for me but this essay is still with me. its remained 80% complete for like 3 weeks now and I can’t get it over the line. It keeps expanding and expanding with no great progress on my literature review. Ive never actually written a literature review before. Ive made some progress today with it so now its 85%. Its just like churning rather than progressing. Im visiting an arts project tomorrow and I hope they answered my little questionnaire I sent them for data. This damn essay needs boxing off by Thursday as this week I officially start my dissertation. I’ll have 3 months this week to do it. Ive been finding every possible method of procrastinating ¬†over it. Ive got to get structured and disciplined about it and ask for help when I’m really stuck.


Names and dissertation

Ahh wordpress, I thought I would come back to you eventually. Tumblr is all about the photos. I even have my old WordPress blogs on here somewhere which were carbon copies of my crappy Tumblr. I got stuck on this new signup of WordPress on what name to choose. So I just ended up using my name. I won’t be doing what I did on Tumblr which was to spend hours messing with url changes theme changes. Here I think it will be plain and white and simple and standard. Im getting too old for all that slick looking websites etc. Oh who am I kidding? Ill probably still mess with it when procrastinating over my dissertation.

Ive decided to write a blog that will help me get into the habit of writing everyday for my dissertation which is on the value of arts participation for people on the autistic spectrum and how we can create autism friendly spaces. It will be a big friggin long literature and desk based review so I better get used to sitting at this desk and typing. Ive got till August 31st to do it.