I’m one of those authors who thrives on pressure. Unlike many, I like deadlines. They motivate me to work and get words down, no matter how much I might want to avoid writing on a particular day. But deadlines only work for me when they’re imposed by someone else — someone with authority. Like an editor.
I’ve never been able to hold myself accountable in the same way. It’s as though my subconscious mind won’t be fooled by anything that doesn’t come with very real consequences. Can’t meet an editor given deadline? There are real consequences to that. I might … Read More »