Thursday, March 08, 2018

2 Deadlines: 3/10 Sat and 3/12 Mon

I have 2 projects with deadlines coming up that I've been working hard to meet:  3/10 Sat and 3/12 Mon.

I am starting to panic a bit LOL:

Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”

Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief


Maybe that's why I'm posting this quote:

When you are a free and independent writer, without employer, without hours or deadlines, you have to play little games to force yourself into the actual writing. For me, one game is to announce...that I have finally decided on my next book, that I am ready to write put my pride on the line.”

Irving Wallace, The Writing of One Novel


I hope I'm not this quote though:

Normally I miss deadlines like a storm trooper misses Jedi.”

Patrick Rothfuss, Unfettered


I gotta get some work done:

“...a deadline should not prevent you from writing, but writing will help prevent you from missing your deadline. Then write a word. Then remind yourself of that again. And then write another and hey, look at you! You’re spitting in that deadline’s eye.”

Courtney Summers


For one of my projects, I may be overdoing it as it is about one of my favorite movies:

At times, it is better to "just do it" than to "do it right". One reason new year resolutions don't work is because we expect too much from ourselves. Rush, meet your deadlines, you can always continue from where you stopped next year.

Asuni LadyZeal


If I don't meet my deadlines, maybe this is my defense/rationalization:

If the novels are still being read in 50 years, no one is ever going to say: ‘What’s great about that sixth book is that he met his deadline!’ It will be about how the whole thing stands up.”

George R.R. Martin


Wish me luck!



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