I just wanted to clarify Stephanie's last post a little bit. This week I got my 5th paper accepted at an "A" journal. At most schools in my field that is about what it takes to get tenure. So this was a very big deal for me because it now takes a lot of the pressure off. I don't have to worry whether I will get enough papers accepted in time. However, I don't have tenure yet. I have to apply for tenure at my school and the process takes a whole year. Trust me, when I get tenure, we will definitely post about it. Thanks for all of the love and support.
I will say that it is a truly great feeling. I had finished breakfast and after breakfast I go into the office to read my scriptures and then I check email, etc. There was an email from one of my coauthors letting me know that the paper was accepted. I ran out and told the family that we were going to celebrate. That is when Rand made his awesome comment about me now teaching ten-year-olds. We celebrated by going out to dinner that night and having a great meal with some great dessert. Being an academic is an awesome career and I am very happy with my job, but it was definitely nice to reach this big milestone of getting a significant number of papers accepted.