Waiting for the answer November 15, 2011Posted by mareserinitatis in papers, research.
Tags: deadlines, papers, waiting
I hate waiting on paper submissions. Makes me insane. You spend all this time hustling to get the paper out and then *bang!*, things settle down a bit and you wait.
Unless there’s another deadline right behind the first, I can’t necessarily make myself go into hyperfocus on a project. That means I’m waiting while my mind has the ability to wander…and wonder. I ponder what I did right and wrong, what things will the reviewers pick up on that I missed, etc.
I know some people feel better about getting the paper off. Once it’s out of sight, it’s roughly out of mind. I think it’s a much better approach to focus on that which you can control…but I can’t say I’m terribly good at it.
And in the meantime, I still have a week and a half to go.
How about you?