So, I've been very much looking forward to this semester ending, for the obvious reasons, but also because this will be my first year in a while not at MLA, and, in theory, this was to be the break of Rest and Relaxation.
No projects. No obligations (well, other than family ones). Just down time to rejuvenate. This is not typical of any break for me since starting this job. Breaks either include writing, or teaching, or grading, or conferences, or some combination of the above. But this break. This break was going to be different.
For today it was revealed to me that "R&R" means not Rest and Relaxation but Revise and Resubmit. And given my teaching load, if I don't do it over the "break" it won't get done until summer.
I know I should be happy. A revise and resubmit is ultimately a good thing. And in glancing over the (very helpful) readers' reports, I think I can knock this out fairly quickly. (Also because I have no commitment to the integrity of my writing once a piece hits this point in the road to publication.) But I'm totally ticked off. Because I don't want to revise my stupid article. Not this freaking break. It's not fair!
Ok, shall stop being a child now and continue with my day.
4 years ago