It’s the evening before this blog is posted. I’ve turned in the recording of my flash, Doorways. Yes, I sounded young and like a dork. =D I don’t think I’ll be doing many podcasts after all. We’ll see what happens with the recording, though. I’ve also been writing on my latest wip. I have my laptop opened to my left with my current work-in-progress, and my ol’ imac on to my right so I can remember to write this latest blog entry.
And I have deadlines on my mind.
Today I learned my 4th deadline for this year. It’s exciting and a little intimidating. I’ve never really had writing deadlines before and now it’s a whole new ballgame.
Sure, I’ve had the personal ones. When bills need to be paid and important paperwork turned in. I even attempt to keep a deadline by my blog. You know, try to post before the next day. Heh. Doesn’t always work out.
So how will I keep my deadlines, I ask myself? Very carefully. I’m one of those people who hates to be late for anything, or rushed. I’m always somewhere 10-15 minutes ahead of time. Be prepared is my motto. It usually works out.
So if I have a deadline that is July 1st, I want to try and finish possibly four weeks earlier. Sooner, all the better. Time enough for my agent to have time to look it over. I have to take in account she has other books and partials to read by her other clients and that when she does give me her feedback, I need time to do the revisions.
I’ll work by priority. The project that is due first gets done first. I look at my writing life before I had an agent, and even as I was on submission with my first book, I really had lots of relax time. Write when I wanted to. Read when I wanted to. Ah, bliss. Now it’s time to get disciplined. But when you reach a part of your dream, you have to take steps to keep it real, right?