Sunday, March 15, 2009

bumming hard.

Alain flaked and rejected my paper. Now I have to start all the way over in the publication process, and I am out. of. time. I feel so completely dejected. I want to eat a bunch of food. I want to go out and drink some beers. I want to crawl into bed and not get out until I get a lightning flash of an idea of what the fuck to do next. damn it anyways.

13 comments:

chezjulie said...

I've tried to respond to this twice. WordPress is fucking with me. I'm going to try again, but in short sections.

chezjulie said...

That is really disappointing about the paper. I know it was very important for your upcoming tenure decision, and that you've put a lot of work into it. I'm sure you're feeling really crappy about it.

Try to stick with your diet and exercise anyway. Find some ways to comfort yourself besides eating everything in sight and getting drunk. Make a soothing cup of tea. Think of some comfort food that won't sabotage your diet. (Shrimp and broccoli from the Chinese takeout?) Go for a run and pretend the pavement is Alain's face.

chezjulie said...

I can tell you from experience that I let myself fall off the wagon after a personal heartache a few years ago, and it really sucked to have gained the weight back when I came out of the other end of the tunnel. You have been doing SO GREAT with all of this. Don't let it fall apart because of the paper. For one thing, I need your support as a teammate!

Also remember that these editorial decisions happen every day in academia. It doesn't mean your paper sucks. It doesn't mean Alain is infallible as an editor. It doesn't mean another journal (even if not at the same level) won't publish your paper. Hang in there.

creative kerfuffle said...

dood--the hubs knows people who know people, ya know, if you need alain to take a...long, uninterupted dirt nap. just sayin.
i'm sorry. i know how crappy you must feel but don't let stupid alain sabbotage all of your wonderful, hard work.

creative kerfuffle said...

dood--the hubs knows people who know people, ya know, if you need alain to take a...long, uninterupted dirt nap. just sayin.
i'm sorry. i know how crappy you must feel but don't let stupid alain sabbotage all of your wonderful, hard work.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sorry. That really really sucks. Try to hang in there, you'll feel worse if you fall off the food wagon. Alain is a douche, who the fuck is named Alain anyway?

Tracy

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I agree with Tracy. Alain is a douche name. And he is a douche for rejecting your paper. Get a life and new name already, Alain!

So sorry. I will eat for you so you can stick to your diet since you are doing so well.

DAVs said...

UGH! Stupid blogger didn't update my blog roll until just now. I am really really sorry. Stupid stupid rejection, what an idiot Alain! We should all send him some hate mail.

Sometimes when I'm really pissed I do an extra hard workout and it helps channel the anger. Does that sound even douch-ier? But then most of the time I just eat something bad.

Swistle said...

Oh no!

And also, I know I'm supposed to be encouraging you to keep with diet/exercise anyway, but actually I myself prefer the Wallow route. I figure a day of it won't hurt. On the other hand, I get REALLY GOOD GRADES, if you catch my drift, so my advice may not be...valid.

Amy said...

Oh man... that stinks. Sorry.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Bumming right along with you.

Astarte said...

Well, crap on them, then, for not knowing a good thing when they read it.

--V said...

Bad editor, Alain. Bad. (sound cue: smack of rolled-up newspaper)

Must you start over completely? Can't you submit the paper somewhere else?

 
Creative Commons License
TheHotchPotchery by hotchpotchery.blogspot.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.