Monday, February 04, 2008

Fear of Deadlines

Writers live with deadlines. Constantly. Deadlines for proposals. Deadlines for manuscripts. Deadlines for edits. Deadlines for cover art sheets. Deadlines for blurbs. I need to be completing a cover art sheet right now, I think. Although there was no hard and fast deadline attached to it. But there was a gentle reminder that they need it.
Usually I deal with deadlines by jumping on the project so I'm sure to complete it before the deadline. Well before the deadline.
I should be getting the edits soon on my next book. It's the first in a series and the second manuscript is due in November. So, right after the edits, I'll finish writing the second book. I'll probably finish the manuscript and have it to the publisher way before November. Because if I don't, I'll worry about it to the point that I won't get anything else done.
But first, I need to finish that cover art sheet.

4 comments:

Erica Orloff said...

I procrastinate until the panic overwhelms me.

NOT the recommended approach.

E

Liz Wolfe said...

Erica, I call that "working well under pressure".

Ashley Ladd said...

I hear you. I should be working on an edit this minute. I'll have to get to it now and stop surfing the web.

Liz Wolfe said...

Hi Ashley,
Thanks for stopping by. I understand we have a mutual friend (Alexis Fleming). Of course, you're not reading this cause you're working on that edit, right?