One third of my new article is already done. It seems like it’s getting written very fast but the reason is that I have done so much research and preparation that now it practically writes itself.
The original plan was to submit it before April 15 but now it seems like I might do it two weeks ahead of schedule. If I submit one article before the end of the spring semester and then one more before August 1, I will be doing very well for the year. Then, the Fall can be spent in introducing changes if journals request them.
I have no idea why it took me so long to realize that it is crucial to have this kind of a plan in order to avoid flailing around like a fish in a toilet tank.