Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can stay up until 2:42 AM finishing
Another writing deadline met just in time. It is 2:42 on Tuesday morning and I just added the last image to the article about developing character in a story through posture, for The Write Practice.
Every two weeks I write an article to be published on Tuesday at thewritepractice.com. And, every week I say, “I really should work on my article today.” I have two weeks to write it. And every week I finish the story the night before. This is the story I wrote this week. How Does Your Character Stand?
I don’t think I would finish anything if I didn’t have a deadline.
My babies were delivered only because they had a due date. They had nine months to be made, or forty weeks, and then they had to come out. I wasn’t ready for them.
I would have waited a few more years.
The dishes only get washed because there are no more clean plates. I only wash my laundry because I run out of clean underwear. And the litter boxes only get cleaned because Charlie, our cat, drags my cloth napkins into the litter box when it is dirty.
Are you a stay up late, finish at the last-minute type of person or a plan ahead, finish early and get a good nights sleep type of person?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat. (After I clean the seven litter boxes.)
For the month of March I am writing every day with Two Writing Teachers for their Slice of Life Challenge. Writing about art, creativity and everyday life with cat barf and seven litter boxes. You are welcome to join the challenge. There are great prizes. To find out more, you can click on the orange slice to read other stories and join the challenge.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.