Sunday, October 12, 2008

Where has the time gone this week? It passed in the blink of an eye, for me. I've been working on a book with a fast-approaching deadline, and have plans to travel out of the country starting Thursday morning. Yikes!

For those of you who are aspiring authors, do you set up deadlines for yourself? Make plans to finish a chapter by Friday, or ten pages by next weekend? Sometimes writing can be incredibly challenging when the characters won't cooperate, or the pages just refuse to flow. Entering contests can help spur you onward, especially if you'll need more chapters (or even a full manuscript!) by a deadline. Some people like making a thermometer-type graph (rather like the United Way temperature gauge) for marking progress, or set goals with writing buddies. I'd love to hear what you do to keep yourself on task!

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