Wednesday, December 2, 2015


First Wednesday of the Month
Is it December already? Seriously, this year has gone by so fast, and deadlines are creeping up on me—that’s what I’m focusing on this month for IWSG. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosts for putting it on.

Deadlines. I have them. You have them. Most of mine are self-imposed, but for some reason that doesn’t seem to matter. The date still looms before me with ever increasing magnitude. I whisper to myself to just change the date, no one would mind; no one would even know. But I would know. So I trudge on. This happens to me for every project, so the anxiety I’m feeling now is quite familiar, like an old friend. It’s a necessary evil—how else would I get anything done?

Do you have deadlines? Love ‘em or hate ‘em?


  1. Without deadlines, I'd never accomplish anything. I need them for motivation.

  2. I agree with Alex...deadlines are a necessary evil for me to meet my goals! Best of luck in 2016.

  3. Oh I completely missed my deadlines for the year. But without them, I'd get even less done, so I'll keep giving myself deadlines.

  4. I need deadlines to keep me on track. I don't always make the deadlines, but they are something to aim for.

  5. I set deadlines but sometimes I miss them. For big projects like writing a book, it can feel really good to break things up into smaller milestones and reach each one of those. Then it's less you get to celebrate multiple times!