Deadlines are two things; fantastic and terrifying. Deadlines are important in writingas they keep you on track, help you form habit, and lead to productivity. But it’s also important not to let those deadlines make you miserable, take the fun out of writing, or stress you out.
I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t always meet my deadlines. On the last book I wrote, I did. I hit every deadline, and then set myself the exact same target with my current novel. But no two novels are the same, and the one I’m writing now is challenging me. So I’ve missed my deadline. In fact, I’ve missed several. I’ve begun accepting it. So, if you’ve missed one of your deadlines, here’s what to do:
Be kind to yourself
I’ve lost count of how many posts I’ve used this sentence in. But it’s important. Writers, be kind to yourselves
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