… but at the rate at which this paper is progressing, the recession will be well and truly over before the paper is done.
It’s not even the case that I do not like the topic. I do. Very much, indeed. It’s a really interesting take on the question of what makes a customer good or bad.
But without a firm deadline (for instance, a call for papers for a special issue), or a co-author to whom I feel accountable, the paper is moving at an incredibly slow pace.
How do you motivate yourself to work on something, when you do not have to?