Stupid fantastically-written fanfic. Bah. Anyway, I was pondering whilst trying to sleep, and I realised:
I have a month and a day in which to write my dissertation. Which sounds very scary, yes? But then I broke it down:
That's approximately 30 days.
I need to write 10,000 (max) words in that time.
That's 3,333 words every ten days, more or less.
Which is 3,33.3 words every day. I think even I can manage that. And if I can condense the whole thing into the 8,000 word actual limit (Dave was being lenient with me...) that's even less words per day.
Of course, on top of that I've got to actually read the two Voyager novels (which I will do, very shortly. Yes, I will.) and find more bits about Post-Modernism and photocopy the bits about writing out of the book I found and do a little more research into the legal/psychological issues around it.
And, y'know, do my other coursework.
But hey, no problem...
Edit, ten minutes later: And how's this for weird. I'm pretty sure that this morning, I had a dream that Keith (the mod on the Tortured Space board) had replied to my PM to him about filling in my questionnaire from an anti-fic stance. If I go there now and discover he actually has, I think I'll be very scared...