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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