are Sheri Salatin and GreenDuckie13!!! We had 46 entries, and I used Random.org to choose the winners. Thank you all for entering!!
Okay, Okay. So, I've never missed a deadline yet, but with one looming on the horizon (May 1st, to be exact) I thought I'd share with you a little of the hysteria that only my poor husband gets to experience.
So, you see why the hysteria? In truth, I've never been good at deadlines. Even as a child in school, if I had homework due I always did it as soon as I got home. I wanted to get it done so I could play and not worry about it. I guess you could say I'm definitely NOT a procrastinator. I do the same thing with my books. As soon as I sign the contract, I'm off and running...and running...and running...writing my little heart out. Six months may seem like a long time to write a book, but believe me, I need ALL of that time to write mine. There have been times that I've put the "The End" on my book the day before the due date. For someone like me, that's a complete nightmare.
Having said all that, I do believe I will be done with Forsaken Dreams, Book 1 in my Escape to Paradise series by May 1st. Yes, of course I will be. MaryLu, miss a deadline? Impossible. But in the process, I've driven myself mad for 6 months, whereas if I was like my husband, I would have only driven myself mad for the last couple months and enjoyed life the months before.
So which way do you think is better? And which way are you? Do you work better under a tight deadline and put off what you can do tomorrow? Or does a tight deadline completely freak you out and make you too numb to do anything?