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Thursday, 15 January 2009

Wide Awake At 2am, Writing



Well, I knew setting myself a weekly schedule for book chapters would keep me on my toes! But frankly I'm skating on thin ice this week.

My auto-publishing schedule puts out each chapter at one minute past midnight each Friday morning (GMT) which means I have to have finished and uploaded the chapter by Thursday night. This week, I was away from home last night, out for dinner tonight, and will be out again at a friend's house tomorrow. Crazy busy! And this is not NaNoWriMo, these are words that people are actually going to read.

It isn't going to get any less hectic next week, I've just been offered a travel writing assignment for a magazine - but the catch is it has to be done by the end of next week. The same 'end of next week' by which I need to have written my little PhD paper, and submitted something to a student colloquium for the summer.... hmm....

I love deadlines! They make me so productive. Now, I just have to stop messing around on blogs and get writing ;)

6 comments:

Dedene said...

Good luck keeping your deadline. The new assignement sounds very interesting.

Kazzy said...

You can NEVER have a regular nine-to-five, and you can NEVER have kids on that schedule! LOL But enjoy it while you can. Sounds like your life is full of good things!

flower said...

sounds busy!!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Dedene - thanks. I'm looking forward to the new one, it'll basically be a question of starting & finishing it in one day!

Kazzy - I don't think I'll ever be a 9-to-5 kind of person!! But kids like to sleep & wake at weird hours, right?!

Flower - you can say that again :)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yes...I like deadlines too. Always been the same...revising for exams and such like. I keep hoping that my habits will change but, but, but....

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Wishing you well in everything: life, relatives, friends and writing. Hx

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hehe, I used to think I needed to change my way of working but now I just figure that I get an extra boost of motivation from a deadline - that's a blessing, right? :)

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