Life of a Writer - Deadlines
Apologies for the lack of a pithy posting this week. I am far behind current project and need to "buckle down," as my mother used to say.
|Me, buckling down, except I've got differnt hair, no earrings and a laptop.|
This is the life of the writer. When I get notes from my brilliant editor, I try to give them time to breathe and sink in before I attack a new draft. Sometimes the breathing and sinking in takes longer than expected. And then you look up, well... then I looked up at the deadline I'd set for myself as "reasonable" a couple of months ago, and then pushed a few weeks to something "more reasonable." And taht was yesterday.
So I am writing today and every day this week for as much time as I can. If I write fast enough and well enough, I think a little heart will appear over my head warning people not to interrupt my narrative flow. At least that's the theory. I will let you know if it works.
In the meantime, spend some time perusing the options at Skulltastic, one of my favorite notebook stores. I got this puppy yesterday, and customized it with college rule paper and a yellow coil. That's right kids, you can design your own notebook with their cool art and all kinds of different guts-- storyboard paper, graphs, music, and more. If you see me using this notebook in the wild, observe the glowing heart over my head. It means I am hard at work.
And guess what, teachers? Ten percent goes to education. They even do fundraisers in an awesome school bus store on wheels. I heart Skulltastic. What's not to heart?
So, what you've just witnessed is me going of on a tangent and procrastinating, for which I apologize. I'd better get to work.
Thank you for your patience during this rewrite.