• Quotes from my Parents
  • Purpose In Life
  • My Wedding
  • My Significant Other
  • My Spirituality
  • Birth Stories


  • Elementary School
  • Summer Late 80s
  • Two more Summers
  • Time Capsule Writings
  • High School
  • "Bloodshed"
  • Survival Weekend
  • Viaje A Espana
  • Best Friends
  • 12th Grade
  • My Brother
  • Personal Essay for...
  • An Introduction for...
  • Roommate Match Desc...
  • 1996 End of Year Letter
  • Special Friend
  • To 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Intuition
  • Moods
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Grand Canyon Raft Trip
  • 1997 End of Year Letter
  • Junior Year of College
  • Follow Up To Letter
  • Worthy Advisor/Rainbow
  • Levels of Friendship
  • Love In Life
  • 2000 End of Year Letter
  • First Time Talking...
  • My Mother
  • Thanksgiving Thoughts
  • 2001 End of Year Letter
  • Memories of Dad
  • Getting Ready!
  • 2002 End of Year Letter
  • Heart Wrenched
  • Manipulation
  • Stories
  • 2003 End of Year Letter
  • 25 Years, 25 Pictures
  • For 5 Year Reunion
  • Unknown
  • As I Live and Learn

    I've been collecting my writings from years gone by as I find them. Each time I move - now 5 times in the last 3 years - I find more scraps, loose sheets, etc. with my thoughts from various times in my life. I've decided to copy as many of them as I can here to try and keep from losing them again, and to share with the world. Please feel free to comment as thoughts occur to you. Either send them to trekker9er@yahoo.com or use the comment links here. Thanks, and Enjoy!

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

     

    It's happening


    I've said for years that I work best with a deadline. Without a deadline I put things off, or tend not to have motivation to do the thing. And this month I'm proving it. I'm actually writing that novel.

    Yesterday half the month was over, and yesterday my story Bane of Death hit 25,000 words (half the needed 50,000)!

    If you want to read it as I'm writing it, visit my Stories To Be blog.

    In the beginning of the month I was surprised at how well things were going. But after thinking I realized it makes sense. It's the power of the deadline. I respond to deadlines. Guess that means I'm not the great procrastinator I trained to be. Nah, it just means I'm a realistic procrastinator!


     

    Comments

    Sara said:
    The great thing about a deadline for a project that can be somehow broken down numericly (be into drawings, page, words, square feet, whatever) is that you can easily see what you have to do in what amount of time. You can divide the work evenly over the time you have, you can give yourself days off and shift the workload to make up for it, or you can even cram the whole thing into one week and give yourself the rest of the time off. Deadlines are a good tool for some people. I'm glad it's working out so well for you.
     

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