Deadline Faceoff

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!



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