Slow, check. Working on steady.
It took me four hours and thirty-odd minutes to write two paragraphs with a total of five citations. This is progress!
I used to think grad student stereotypes were grossly exaggerated and only applied to sissies. And so this is the year of Learning To Eat My Words And Not Judge.
For next time I panic and don’t work: it’s not difficult to write. It just takes time and moderate concentration. Just follow the directions, make sure to check off all the boxes and it will get done, slowly but surely.