I’m getting absolutely tired of this computer screen. For the past month I have been trying to write an article for a specific journal at the request of my professor. The biggest problem is that I JUST had a paper accepted in another journal, so I didn’t really have any new results to publish. I had to set up new experiments in a hurry to test for some theories and methods we were thinking about, but everything was rushed and slapped together with spit and glue.
At least, the deadline is two days ahead of me – I only have about 60% of the experiments completed. I have spend most of the previous week writing the “meat” of the paper and trying to fix the experiments, but by now I have mostly given up, and I’m just trying to write a paper which is good enough not to be thrown out at the first round of reviews, and do the real fixing in the second submission. This is extremely demoralizing.
At the moment I have finished all the coding that I’m willing to do, and run the experiments and see what comes out. I can’t wait to take my life back into my hands; so much to do which is being wasted away by the stress with this paper :-/