Editing While Ill

Oof da, this has been a tough week. I don’t get sick very often, and when I do it usually passes pretty quickly, but this cold has lingered all week long. Most days I come home and crash, sleeping for 10 to 12 hours, and still not feeling very rested. I have managed to keep up with the essentials at work: keeping my classes going (yes, plural); attending and leading a few committee meetings; meeting with students; getting a few letters of recommendation written; and assigning editors to the new manuscripts submitted to JGR Space Physics.

The rest of it, though, has suffered greatly this week. This includes a slowdown of some of my editorial duties. I haven’t let it all slide; I have been occasionally plugging away at it and keeping the volume under control (sort of), but my red arrows in GEMS are more numerous this week than usual because I haven’t been able to devote as many hours to editing as I usually do. I’m feeling better today and I hope to catch up.

Especially ignored this week has been email. I apologize to all I have offended with my silence or delayed response. It’s not you, it’s whatever virus is putting up a fight in my body and taking away all of my energy and ability to concentrate.

So, like I have written before, email correspondence is often not my highest priority and sometimes, when life limits my work hours (like this week), unanswered emails back up in my inbox to embarrassingly high levels. Please be patient and feel free to resend something to me. I am not annoyed by reminders…on the contrary, I appreciate the fact that you care enough to politely prod with a follow-up. They elevate your note to page one of my inbox and I will hopefully respond to it quickly.

There is no image with this blog post…I don’t think you’d want one.

So, like I have said before (link: late June post on emails), email correspondence is often not my highest priority and sometimes, when life limits my work hours (like this week), unanswered emails back up in my inbox to embarrassingly high levels. Please be patient and feel free to resend something to me. I am not annoyed by reminders…on the contrary, I appreciate the fact that you care enough to politely prod with a follow-up. They elevate your note to page one of my inbox and I will hopefully respond to it quickly.

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