March 15, 2007

Copies are being made

and the briefs, notices of motion, affirmations in support, volumes of exhibits, and the request for judicial intervention are all then going to be bound. The briefs (not very brief) total over 70 pages. This project has consumed my professional life for over a month. That's what happens when you come into a 20 year piece of litigation completely cold on the facts and the prior proceedings and those prior proceedings include at least two appellate decisions.

I think that the papers are pretty good. I think that some of the arguments are going to give the other side fits.

But here's the thing. I have been running so hard and so long on adrenalin that I feel drained and let down now that the papers are ready to be served. Anyone else get like that at the end of an intense project?

Posted by Random Penseur at March 15, 2007 11:09 AM | TrackBack

Definitely. Not when I know I've done a project well and held myself together well - then I'm just really happy. When I've put so much of myself into a project that there's almost nothing of me left.. it's like I'm missing a bit of me when I suddenly realizing that I'm solid and sitting in an office chair.

Posted by: Hannah at March 15, 2007 12:20 PM

I absolutely feel like that, especially when I've been burning the candle from both ends as it were. Then I'm physically as well as mentally drained. Glad you made it through, RP!

Posted by: GrammarQueen at March 15, 2007 06:37 PM

both of us today, evidently! My grant application went to NIH today.

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 15, 2007 10:57 PM