self-imposed deadlines

August 15, 2019

Taking a really big trip is a good way to set deadlines for myself. This is a good way to get things done. But it can backfire, like last week, when I decided I need to finish, like, everything.  I have a couple of actual, contractual deadlines on September 1. But seeing has how that’s just a week after I get back from the Ireland trip?  No sir, let’s do everything before so I don’t have to worry about it! That’s great!

In the last two weeks I’ve finished revisions on two novellas and three short stories, started revisions on a third novella, compiled notes for a novel revision and started a new novel outline. I always seem to do this to myself. I spend six months writing up a storm and at the end of it am left with this giant stack of revising that cannot be avoided, and I can’t really start anything new until I clear my brain.

I need a vacation.

Hey, guess what?!


P.S.:  The three novellas and three short stories will all be released at some point in the next year, along with two other novellas that are totally done, including The Immortal Conquistador. The only thing harder than revisions is waiting for all this work to make its way to the public…


One Response to “self-imposed deadlines”

  1. howardbrazee Says:

    Do any of these have Maud & Marlowe?

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