For the first time in a long time, I don’t have anything out awaiting decision. I have several major things in the production process but nothing actually awaiting decision. Everybody is working faster than I expected and now I’m stressed out because I believe in the 2-2-2 rule of academic productivity: 2 pieces in production, two awaiting decision, and two that I’m currently writing. This method has served me well and I’m now freaking out.
A funny thing that happened is that I was planning to write an article. I read a lot, found secondary sources, developed a theoretical grounding, created a plan for the article, opened a new .doc file, and….
…. started writing a completely different article on a completely different author from a different part of the world for an entirely different journal.