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Deadlines

Yes, I am a master procrastinator. There – I admitted it. I wish I wasn’t. I plan not to be. But, somehow I always end up here. At the last minute, trying to pull a rabbit out of a non-existent hat. AGAIN!

Here’s the thing. I’m GOOD at producing magic at the last minute. It’s high-quality – grade A “never would have guessed you just came up with that” work. That’s part of the problem. I’ve developed a habit of producing under pressure.

So, I try to give myself “fake deadlines”. You know the ones you establish months/weeks before the actual deadline. In fact, I have multiple “self-imposed deadlines”. Such is the life of a writer/entrepreneur.

Today, is not one of those days. Today, I have an actual deadline and am not remotely close to being done. Yet, here I am writing a blog post <Insert dramatic sigh> . I’ve given myself grace, repeated all the mantras about not being hard on myself because we’re in a global pandemic and yada, yada, yada. The work still has to be done.

So, readers and friends, how are you dealing with looming deadlines and low motivation during these strange times?

#writing #deadline #writers #motivation #productivity

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