Yes you can. I just did.
Today, I wrote the shitty first draft of a 1 hour invited seminar paper I am giving on Tuesday.
4,250 words if you don’t include the paragraph I deleted on Foucault, Turnitin and surveillance.
I’m no longer anxious that there will be NOTHING to present on Tuesday. It may be a ‘work in progress’, it may be unpolished, but I will have something to say and some rudimentary research to help me back it up.
Tomorrow, I can do more research, edit it for flow, time the speech, check it makes sense. Research and writing is iterative. I can’t edit till I have something to work with, and now I do.
I’m now cross-eyed… but so what?
I do believe I will sleep tonight.