As a student working on a doctoral thesis, you are used to working hard. Without hard work, you would not have gotten to this degree of academic success. Therefore, you will have to continue working hard to get the paper finished. It also means that you will have to find time to dedicate to this lengthy and worthwhile project.
One important aspect of creating a major thesis like this is your attitude. It is best to go into the project with an open mind ready to learn. You should have a special place to work with all of the necessary equipment, like a working computer, organization space, and writing materials. It is also helpful to recognize that the different parts of the process will need to be completed in different time spans. Researching, editing, organizing, and writing are all different tasks and will be finished at different times.
The most successful writers are those who can sit for long periods of time and get writing done. It is better to work in long spans that to break up work time into short 25 minute sessions. In many instances, writing for four or five hours - with a few short breaks in between - is not an unusual thing to do. When you are writing, you are thinking on paper, which is really the process of crafting a major project like this.
It is helpful to understand that not every writing moment will be considered genius, but in most cases, there will be something salvageable on paper or on the computer screen. There will be moments when students feel like they cannot write, but they just need to break down and get it done. Procrastination will not get the work done. Neither will distractions like games on mobile phones or rummaging around the kitchen for snacks. Students just need to write and write and write.
Another thing to recognize is that students need to realize that writing a dissertation will not be fun. In fact, it will be rather uncomfortable. The process is messy, which is something that many good students find to be disconcerting. Students who consider themselves perfectionists will struggle with the discomfort and they will need to deal with it.
It is also important for students to know that it is possible to write a thesis. Students before have completed the task and there are students who will come after you who will, too.