Deadline is Friday, and Friday is fast approaching and no, I'm not done. I've never had a book run this close to the wire and I'm not liking the feeling.
I was the one in college who wrote papers long before they were due and slept the sleep of the righteous the night before. (Only once did I have to pull an all-nighter to get a paper done and that was only because it was a group project and the rest of the group waited until the last minute. I was not a happy camper.)
But some books just don't come easy, and this one has been a Problem Child like the likes I've never seen before. Will I get it done? Yes, because I've already had one extension of my deadline and I'm not asking for another. If it kills me, I will finish.
But it means this blog post is short, and the list of things I have to do once I turn in the book is getting long. (Guest blogs that need to be written, a newsletter that needs to go out, pictures from the RWA conference to get uploaded, websites to update... sigh.) What I need now is a list of rewards.
First on my list is a trip to see the new Harry Potter movie.* Help me out and give me something to look forward to as this deadline deadens my mind...
*AC is away at camp, so seeing the HP movie hasn't been an issue yet. Before she left, she came into my room asking how the book was coming along, was I going to get it finished, etc. I felt kinda bad that my deadline stress was affecting my child, so I told her it was coming right along and would be finished soon. She seemed happy. Later on, I find out that her concern was strictly due to the fact that DG told her we would all go see the HP movie together -- after my book was done...