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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ISWG: Deadlines

Hi, everyone!

Been busy writing up a storm the last several week and not blogging. A novel has taken over my life.

 I'm at chapter 15 in The Lie or A Grandmother's Lie. These are my working titles. It's going smoothly so far. And as you've probably noticed, I've not been around much not even to comment. August 29th is my deadline.

Sometimes as writers we need to focus on our projects and get them done. I don't have the luxury of just staying home and writing all day. So I block out time. Whether an hour or two. The schedule is set without detours, which means little time to goof off on social media or write my blogs.

Today, I encourage you to tie up your loose ends and finish your writing projects. Cyber-space can wait for you. It will still be here when you get done.

How do you all handle your goals and deadlines? Do you give up blogging for a while? All social media?

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Have a great day, all!

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

34 comments:

  1. Hi Shelly! I saw your comment on Shannon's blog. I'm an IWSG Admin. Are you signed up for the newsletter, because I announce the question in there for each IWSG Day. :) I also have September's Question in my current blog post, so you can prepare.

    Blocking out time to write is a great strategy. I do need to get back to work on a couple of my writing projects. Thanks for the push! :)

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    1. I will visit your blog for the question.

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  2. If only I could get my brain to cooperate! It used to come so easily....

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    1. Me too, my brain does not know the word cooperation.

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    2. Sometimes, I think mine wandered off and got lost!

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    3. Hopefully, you'll get a story that will write itself so to speak.

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  3. Ah those loose ends. I'm plugging away at a few drafts and having a lot of fun with different character development and inter-galactic races.

    Stephen Tremp
    IWSG Co-Host August 2016
    www.stephentremp.com

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    1. That does sound fun. There are a lot of good speakers on YouTube that speak about portals, wormholes, space...

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  4. I had to do that during the summer. It was painful, but way to make progress and stretch for those deadlines!

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  5. How great that you've been doing so much writing! I'm hoping to be right there with you soon as I'm buckling down and writing until I get my story done. Good luck meeting your deadline!!

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  6. Great advice here. Just do it. (I'm telling myself this.)

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  7. My life is fine. I'm the loose end.

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  8. What great advice.
    I work around my illnesses and if I do not have that day I work in the morning because in the afternoon is just a blurr.
    I am so happy to read you are writing again.
    great news.

    How is your new sweety doing ? starting to blend in I hope.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Beanie-Bean fits right in. Called the vet this morning. She may have a bladder problem.

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  9. Shelly, I agree 100%. I just need a few more hours in a day. Help! Great advice. Thanks. Happy IWSG Day.

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  10. Time seems to be elusive for me, especially these days.

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    1. It does slip through our fingers easily.

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  11. HI, Shelly,

    Congrats on you writing...YAY, YOU! I wish I could get to that point. Life.. ugh. Too many other facets to keep me writing. Hopefully soon.

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    1. This has to be a priority. No clowning around. Not now.

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  12. I love deadlines...and the sound they makes as they go whooshing by :)

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    1. Wish is would whoosh by faster. I'm some what of a slow writer.

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  13. Good for you! I wish I could get time to write.

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    1. What? You haven't been writing? Oh no!

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  14. I'm in the middle. Life gets in the way. Almost there. Have forced vacation days next week.

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  15. Ah. The dang Internet distraction. It's like chocolate. lol

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