I finished my master's degree last year, and took a PhD position in a different country. I have several ongoing projects/papers from the previous lab but it is difficult to finish them. The reasons are
- I am not allowed to spend any time on the previous projects at my new lab
- The co-authors from the previous lab are not actively contributing anymore
- Some co-authors choose to ignore my emails or respond slowly
- The previous PIs are interested to get the projects finished but do not do much else than ask why things are not already done
The thing is, after working 8-10 hours at my current lab, I am too exhausted in the evenings to do much. Or during the weekends.
I would be quite depressed if the projects get never finished but I am running out of ideas. What should I do?