My enthusiasm is dampened by my total inability to finish articles – or more accurately, queries on articles. I was sort of entertaining the notion of grabbing dinner with friends tonight but this 5000-word rewrite keeps picking up my head and smashing it into my desk.
It is hard to muster much confidence in your work when editors insert notes like [Huh?] and [Itâ€™s not clear what this means.] I want to break my addiction to hammy prose and the passive voice… but how.