There are very few hard deadlines
with writing novels.
Stories go into the submissions queue
when they’re received.
There are months, even years, gaps
between when a story is submitted
and when a writer is paid.
So one day delay doesn’t matter, right?
No one will raise a stink over it.
One day won’t make a big difference.
Except a day here or there
and days have a habit
of turning into weeks.
especially during the start up stage,
are in the same situation.
It is very easy
to push that sales call off
What I do to stop this
is create artificial deadlines.
I’ll tell my editor to expect
my manuscript on a certain date.
I’ll ask friends/family
to keep me accountable.
One of my loved ones gives me
his ‘I’m very disappointed in you’ speech.
Delaying a day DOES matter.
Get it done NOW.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 6:00 am and is filed under New Business Development. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.