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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. Anonymous7:24 AM

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

  2. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Deadline? What's a deadline?