I coauthored a paper with my former advisor and he sent it to an expert for review before submitting it to a journal. A couple of weeks have passed by and I would like to know the status, but I have not heard anything new from my former advisor about the paper.
I thus am wondering:
Are there any negative consequences associated with asking my former advisor about the status of the paper?
Simply put, I am afraid that my former advisor would feel that I am being pushy or something similar.
Moreover, if there are no negative consequences, I would like to know how to properly formulate such an email.