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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Working on someone else’s terms

Our trip to the east coat has been extended due to a family emergency, and my deadline for my magazine piece is Monday.

Figuring out time to interview people (especially since there’s a three-hour time difference between me and the people I’m interviewing) and write coherent thoughts when I’m surrounded by kids and exhausted has been a challenge. Thankfully the main story is nearly complete, but I haven’t started writing the sidebar. I have lots of notes, but no real cohesion or outline for what I’m going to write. I know it will come together somehow.

Writing on someone else’s terms has its pros and cons. I’m counting on the magic of deadline pressure.


  1. Try not to panic. Deadline pressure will work its magic, and you will be just fine.

  2. Deadline? What's a deadline?