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D is for Deadline


Well, that is the problem with my writing. I have no deadline. It just doesn’t seem to carry enough weight when it is self imposed. Therefore none of my projects ever get finished. However, I have no problem meeting a deadline for work or even stuff that has already been committed to a publisher. Problem here is that agents usually want to see the finished product rather than a work in progress. So far my only completions besides my upcoming chapter in Marketing Methods for Libraries have been my picture books. Yeah, not so much luck with the whole picture book querying thing.


I have been toying with the idea of entering a pseudo-fan-fiction type of contest rewriting a scene from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. To be honest, as much as it should be one of my favorite Shakespeare plays based on the concepts, I hold very little interest in it and I am not sure if I could sit down and try. Give me Twelfth Night! Give me Taming of the Shrew Give me As You Like It! —-I am having flashbacks to Shakespeare I & II. Scary!

The iPad addiction is whittling down, so I should get my act together and get more motivated. This A-Z Blogger Challenge is a step in that direction. What gets you motivated to write?

**Check my Works In Progress Tab for a list and synopsis of what I am working on —or procrastinating on. 😉

2 Replies to “D is for Deadline”

  1. Manzanita says:

    It's difficult to make a completion with interruptions. Telephones bother me. I wish I didn't have one and yet, who can be without it.
    Wanna buy a duck

  2. I prefer short stuff to long as well. Mostly because I find myself dredged in self-doubt while in the throws of writing a novel.

    It's hard.

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