Well, I finished the essay.
...Only to discover I'd misread the date. I have in fact completed my essay a month early.
At least this gives me plenty of time for finishing up the project work. But man, do I feel stupid! It's like I pulled an April Fools prank on myself!
Ahh well. Hopefully I can have some kind of demo of the game going for the hand in date, since I have easter to work on it!