For about 2 months now I have been sitting on a draft of what I think is a very nice research article, the first that I wish to publish. My advisor and some other professors have seen my arguments and agree that everything looks okay.
My advisor believes that we should submit it... at ... some... point... but I am very anxious to submit the paper to a journal already. For one thing I would like to have it published by the time I graduate to help me find a job.
Question 1. Is my advisor employing some strategy by delaying me, hoping that I will revise the article or something? I am still doing a lot of editing, but I'm not sure the paper is improving significantly. This editing may just be a biproduct of my anxiety and compulsiveness. I could probably do it forever, but the article must be sent off eventually!
Question 2. How can I 'light the fire' under my advisor? I'd hate to go around him, so maybe there is some tool I can use to prod him a bit. If his delaying were to cause my ideas to get scooped, I think I would absolutely lose my mind!!!