Often, ABD’s feel frustrated in their attempts to work with their advisors, especially when the advisor suggests major revisions and then, once these are completed, has the student take out all the revisions and go back to the original version. Experiences like this are frustrating and challenging. When your advisor suggests revisions, especially in the middle/ending stages of your writing, be sure to clarify whether the suggested revisions are for now or for later. Sometimes, as you get close to finishing the dissertation, your advisor is already thinking ahead about turning your dissertation into a book manuscript- and some of his/her comments might be about revisions for the manuscript, not the dissertation. You can save yourself a lot of work, effort, and grief if you take the time to clarify whether suggested revisions are for now (dissertation) or for later (book manuscript). When in doubt, it’s always better to ask a few more questions than a few too less.