You get tendonitis. Jesus. I'm actually pecking at my keyboard with a couple of iPad styli so's not to exacerbate the pain;And yet:
Your triumphant email to your editor produces an automatic-reply message informing you that he'll be out of the office FOR THE NEXT EIGHT DAYS;
You get two rejections in the mail the very next day;
You have no sense of direction or purpose when you get home at night;
You still have mountains of grading. Most of which was due a week ago.
In other words? Same old life. Except now with tendonitis!