It's Monday morning. The start of another work week, and along with that, I now have the pressure of an all-too-soon deadline hanging over my head!
In a way, it's pretty exciting. Deadlines mean I have a contract, which is cause for celebration right there. =) Plus, I usually work well under pressure, and I've been crazy-early with every other deadline I've had so far with this publisher.
However, I'm eager to get busy and carve out that big dent in this round of revisions so I'll feel a LITTLE more confident as time passes.
When you have a deadline, whether writing related or personal-life related, what inspires you to get busy? What convinces you to take the plunge into the project despite feeling overwhelmed or even helpless at times? What urges you on? Is it the glimpse of the end result? The relieved feeling that you know will come at the end? Or are you naturally a goal oriented person?
For me, I think its keeping my word. I said I would do this in a certain time slot, and I want to hold to that. Also, I've always been a bit of a pleaser - so I would love to continue to impress my editor with early-met deadlines and keep a good reputation in the publishing house!
Do you work well under pressure, or do you cave? What treats help keep you pushing forward? For me, it's a giant box of rainbox Nerds and a ton of Diet Coke. =)
Pray for me during my lunch hour today that I will be productive on my revisions!