|This is my favourite figure (Figure 5). |
I think I should get a medal for designing the greatest histogram ever.
While I'm thrilled that my paper is out there, I can't help but feel a little let down. You see... no one gave me a grade on it, and even though I'm done I have to write more of them (forever). Some people need to have a purpose behind their work, to be able to see how it fits into their life goals. Those people aren't me - I just need the work I do to be evaluated and found worthy. Yes, a successful peer review is an evaluation, but a pass/fail doesn't have the same deep satisfaction as an A.
All said and done, though, seeing your name on google scholar is pretty satisfying all by itself.