Stage 1: Curiosity – what exactly do they want from us here
Stage 2: Confidence – oh well that seems reasonable and easy to do
Stage 3: Over confidence – I could take this perspective… link it to that and talk about this!!!!!
Stage 4: Reality check 1. You have gone off on a tangent Shit. Scrap all that and go back to step 1.Stage 5: Business time: Get the books out and research
Stage 6: Hope: Things start to make sense, start writing.
Stage 7: Despair - Immediately have twice the word count. Go back to step 1.
Stage 8: Light at the end of the tunnel - Write more, edit more, nearly there…
Stage 9: Nihilism: Deciding that everything you have written is crap. You need to start again. Return to step 1.Stage 10: Reality check 2. Realising it’s too late to start again or change it all now
Stage 11: Final edit and proof read – it may be crap but at least you might get mercy for good spelling and grammar
Stage 12: Submitting it with relief, not pride, and a prayer for clemency