It has been nearly four months since I finished my Master's degree and I do not yet have any publications.
Around this time last year, I and my two thesis advisors submitted a paper to a conference and it was rejected with a score of "borderline paper" (unlucky me, that year there were so many quality studies).
Now, I look back and see that that paper was poorly written and did not have a clear message.
I am not claiming that I am the paper-writing-guru, but I believe that I have improved.
What I think is, without asking to my advisor, keeping him busy too much, should I write a paper and submit it to a conference? (of course, not a bogus conference). Or should I be more patient and wait for him to approve a manuscript to submit it somewhere?
If I write a paper based on my thesis and submit it to a conference, is that accepted as doing something behind someone's back?
Edit: I see that I should not submit a paper based on my thesis without co-authorship of my supervisor. What about submitting a paper based on a different topic within the same area of research?