Cripes. You put me to shame. I'm researching suicide in Japan. It's only 6000 words, but I'm so behind and the deadline is the 16th.
Haha, what level are you writing this dissertation for? For my Ph.D., mine are supposed to be roughly 8,000 word chapters, and I owe seven of those in July with only three done so far (not that it's a contest -- I've had a year and a half already to work on mine!).
EDIT: That 'haha' was meant to imply that I'm not putting anyone to shame, because I'm so far behind, not to laugh at your deadline, or suicide in Japan!