Other Cool Blogs: Magical Words 11/26/2016

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It’s the end of 2021, and I feel like I did nothing. Which is wrong. But between COVID, the post office weekend job, and taxes getting started yet again during this mess, what I really want to do … write … has had very little time.

But … brushing self off … time to remind myself deadlines are good and start aiming for a few again!

“Quick-Tip Tuesday: Deadlines!” by David B. Coe (Magical Words 11/26/2016): goes over the basics.

1. Treat all deadlines as though they are real deadlines.

If you create deadlines for yourself, like a short story by March 31st. Deliver on it. Practice now so that when you sell, you know how to meet deadlines with everything else happening around you.

2. Keep deadlines honest.

Match the deadline to your capabilities. If you can write 3,000 words per week (over four days), then don’t say “a novel a month”.

3. Set intermediate goals.

A novel is too big a chunk for an easily achievable goal. You wouldn’t go – I’m going to get a doctorate degree in 10 years without setting a bunch of intermediate goals like attending classes and finishing courses.

Mr. Coe goes into more detail. Again the link is: