Friday, February 4, 2011

An Impossibility

Reading a review of one's own work.

I think I'll just let it sit on my desk for a couple of days.

4 comments:

the rebel lettriste said...

Yes.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

I'm not sure I'll be brave enough to read reviews of my book when they start to come out.

heu mihi said...

Well, the reviewer emailed this one to me, so I feel kind of obligated.

At this point, I've read most of it, in bits and pieces--it is not without criticism, but it does include words like "smart" and "excellent," so I'm feeling pretty good.

Spanish prof said...

I stopped submitting to British journals because of a review I received from an article. It was a R/R, but I was so mean in certain parts that I just couldn't do it. A month later, I got the review again, and skipping the mean parts, it actually had very good advice. I still didn't resubmit there, though.