There isn’t a writer alive who doesn’t face a deadline. Sooner or later you have to write and for many writers – even famous, highly successful writers, most often it’s later rather than sooner.
I remember a few years ago gobbling up memoirs of best-selling authors. I wanted a peek into their writing life and was quite delighted to find that I had much in common with them all, mainly procrastination. I laughed outloud when I learned that I wasn’t the only one who busied themselves with all sorts of other “important tasks” just to avoid a deadline. It is almost like a faceoff; it’s like I challenge my deadline until I can no longer goof off. Weirdly, that’s when I wrote my best.
Who can begin to understand the wiring of the writer’s brain? I can’t. Still, I’m a slave to the deadline and that’s just the way it has to be.
Off to bed to dream up more plots that will never see the printed page!