Friday, April 24, 2009

Inching along

Ah, that last post looks so optimistic. I have made progress on revising the article, though--just in rather small segments. I have a list of things that need to be done to the thing, and I manage to knock off one or two of them each time I sit to work on it (not more than once or twice a week, though). So it is inching along. I am so tired of it that I have to talk myself into working on it, even though I would dearly love to send it back. It was sent back to me last fall, so it feels as though I've been working on the revisions for way too long. Now that I think about it, I did write and submit another paper during that time, plus did a job search and a chunk of editing work. Of course, this journal editor doesn't know that, and what if s/he thinks I'm a slacker? (Such is the paranoia of journal submission.)

Oh well, if they don't take it, I'll just have to submit it elsewhere. So be it.

3 comments:

Notorious Ph.D. said...

I think it's great that you're focusing on the many positive things you've accomplished this year. I haven't written a word all semester, so you're way ahead of me -- and I don't even have a job search to blame for my lack of productivity.

Go, you!

(And as always, you've got a willing nonspecialist reader here.)

Bavardess - said...

I know that feeling you get with a piece of writing when you are just so over it already! But moving forward is moving forward, even if it is in little steps. Good luck getting it finished off.

clio's disciple said...

Thanks, both of you!