A Deadline Will Make You, Break You, Or Shape You

Meg Dowell Writes

Deadlines can be stressful.

But so can the lack of a due date.

When you’re given a deadline, what you do with it depends on your work strategy. If you’re a procrastinator, you’ll think about your deadline, start worrying about your deadline, and then — at the last possible second — you’ll devote all your time and energy into meeting it. And you’ll do a pretty good job regardless.

If you’re a planner, you’ll avoid most of that stress. You’ll chip away at your project a page at a time, and you might even get the assignment done early. There’s a good chance you’ll turn in work of the exact same quality as a procrastinator. You just have a different method of getting there.

But some writers really struggle not just to meet deadlines, but also to have them hanging over their heads in the first place. Technically, there are…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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