Well, folks, it looks like very few of us actually protect our writing time. 92% of us ‘write a few hours a week’ or ‘fit it in when we can.’
Writing is our contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge. Writing is the means in which we ‘get our science out there.’ And, given the number of publications in circulation despite the competitive nature of the review process, we are clearly getting it done. But, one would think that this critical component of our careers would be our #1 priority.
So, why is it not a priority? Why is this time not carved out each week?
This data, of course, does not represent the breadth of the scientific community. Re-post? I think so. I challenge you to take the time to respond. ~ Sarah B. ~