Wow, I have never done this before. In my mind it seems so easy, but when the paper is in front of me I am at a loss. I made the changes my professor suggested...and now I don't know what to do next. I do, however, know these things:
- I need to cut out about 2,000 words. Damn.
- I need to write up a 500 word proposal. Ugh.
Also, the proposal? I am awful, just absolutely awful, at explaining my arguments and research. Obviously, this is a skill I need to develop ASAP. Last night I pretended like I was on the job market now and spent some time reading interview tips from various bloggers. Tenured Radical wrote that so many applicants miss the easiest question of them all: explain your dissertation. I do not want to be one of those people. In any case, I have to write this proposal and that is not my strength.
The one lucky thing is that there is a specific journal with a specific CFP that my paper addresses. This gives me something to tailor the proposal to and maybe can even direct my editing of the paper. I'm just a little worried because this paper reads so much like a class paper to me, and not like a journal article. I'm a wee bit nervous.
So, getting a paper published = a clueless me