Augh, I want my life back!

I submitted the paper through the Web-based submission system and e-mailed the person who had sent me the early review announcement in order to find out if I needed to submit it anywhere else. She came over, asked me a few questions, and told me that I probably didn't need to go through the IP review process. Augh! I want my life back! ;)

Well, no, it wasn't entirely a bad thing. What did I give up? I gave up DemoCamp and another tech event on blogging. I skipped krav maga and missed opportunities to have lunch or dinner with friends. I've let mail pile up in my inbox and books on the hold shelf at the library, just waiting for pickup. This was the tuition that I paid for these lessons: I can set deadlines that look ambitious, I can meet them, and I can still keep sane while doing so. I can sense imminent mental fatigue and deal with it by taking breaks before it hits instead of trying to work through it. I can have *fun* writing.

So no, I don't think I would have done it another way. I'm glad I chose what I did, and I'm happy with what I did with my time. =)

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