I've been trying to write a job talk for the past while. Or rather, I've been trying to turn a paper into a job talk.
But in the last few days I've been seeing on the wiki that some of the schools I interviewed with have already contacted people for fly-outs, and I'm not one of the people they've contacted. My chances of having to actually give a job talk are slipping from slim to none.
How do you find the motivation to write a paper you'll probably never give? Fuck.