Monday, March 18, 2013

Divine Deadlines

I'm one of "those people" who works best under a deadline. That's why NaNoWriMo worked for me. That's why I'm participating in WriteOnCon's Luck of the Irish Pitchfest and that's why my newest "Divine deadline" is making sure that I get my new novel finished.

What is this deadline? The miracle of birth. I'm pregnant with child #4. Anyone with kids knows how hard it can be to find time to write. And a newborn baby raises the stakes. So I've got til July 15, thereabout, to get this new book on paper.

I'm set to finish my discovery draft by the end of this month. And then I'll have 3 months to work on edits. It seems like an awfully short time to me and you writers out there know that you can spend years doing rewrites if you want to.

If you're the person who will take all the time in the world if you have all the time in the world, I suggest you get yourself a deadline. It doesn't have to be a baby, but find a challenge online or get together with a buddy and make one up. See how much you can get done when time is running out!

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MOV said...

You are so right-- I must have deadlines or I waste time and get zilch done. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

best,
MOV

Unknown said...

So happy for you and RJ. Congratulations on baby #4!