Website for those working on dissertation/thesis
I was reading a couple of posts by people working on dissertations/theses and wanted to offer this website as a possible resource: http://www.phinished.org/
I finished my dissertation a few years ago (thanks to a wonderful advisor) despite debilitating procrastination and depression issues. The website above was helpful for me because it encourages 'bookending' and other goal posting such as is encouraged at PA. People on the site offer lots of encouragement and understand the difficulties inherent to completing a dissertation. Not everybody is experiencing procrastination addiction issues (though, I imagine quite a few are) so don't expect the same level of understanding as you would receive here. But, if you need a little boost..a little accountability...a little understanding this might be a helpful tool for you. Please keep in mind that I haven't been on the PhinisheD site in a few years, so it may have changed in tone or content, but from a brief look, it seemed to be the same as before.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those struggling with the dissertation/thesis process. It was by far the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Writing is still a very difficult challenge for me, but I continue to work on it.