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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Dreaded Deadline

Okay, so I missed all my deadlines this week, both personal and professional. Like this blog. Normally, it posts automatically at midnight but for some reason, my muse had left me yesterday on writing it.

Which is very strange considering I was able to put up my weight loss blog yesterday...but it too was a day late...LOL! For those of you who are interested, go to where I normally post on Monday and to where I’m going to repost basically the same blog every Tuesday. This documents my weight loss journey will tips and things that work for me. Not that any of you need to lose weight, but I do...LOL!

Now, being late is something I usually am but I’m trying to get better with my never-on-time issue. And things can snowball if you don’t get a grip on them quickly. So today is the day where I’m organizing deadlines, writing and my calendar so I can start being more consistently on time.

And I know it’s just me. I used to tell people it’s because I was born late but in reality it’s because I let myself get distracted with life or procrastination overtakes me. The majority of the time, I am good to go but November for some reason was a horrible month for keeping on task and schedule.

First, my muse decided to leave me the majority of the month. Do you know what it’s like to be a writer who can’t write? Horrible, I tell you, just horrible! What was left was a devil-may-care I-always-get-it-done attitude which has served me well in the past. And the only reason I’m talking about it is to smack myself and remind me NOT to do it again. LOL!

So, do you all have deadlines and time issues you deal with? Tell me what you all have done and the best one this week will get a copy of my book, An Elf’s Desire.

Next week, I unveil my Christmas Contest...and direct you to the one my publisher is having...goodie for you all as there are prizes galore at both! 

The winner of last week’s book, The Thing About Elves, is Tamsyn! eMail me at and I’ll get your ebook to you right away!

Thanks all...and have a great week...see ya next one!



Erin Sinclair said...

Yep and working on them as I take a break to write this reply LOL!


booklover0226 said...

Congrats to Tamsyn!

SiNn said...

congrats tamsyn!

I would have to say deadlines remind me of alot about college days i had 4 term papers due in a weeks time plus i worked 50 hours aweek talk about a hard i crammed my paper writing in on breaks took naps got going managed to getthem all in in under the weeks time took the one day i ahd off and slept it all away to rest up

s7anna said...

Hey Lynn,
At my last job, deadlines were all I breathed day & night. *argh* I used to work 60+ hours trying to meet them...and of course when not at work all I would do was think about them...I am seriously thankful I don't have to deal with that anymore.

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque

Lynn Crain said...

You know it, Erin! LOL!

I just put together all my deadlines for next year...heaven forbid!

At least I'll b a busy writer. LOL!


Lynn Crain said...

Thanks, Tracey...I'm sure she'll appreciate it!


Lynn Crain said...

I so agree about college, SiNn. It has it's own special challenges.

Thanks for sharing!


Tamsyn said...

Hi Lynn,
Thank you for the book. And thanks, everyone, for the congrats. I'm really lucky to win the book.
I know all about deadlines and the pressure can be killing. There are times I go back to the office on weekends just so I could put in more hours! Good thing it is the off season now. I can take a rest! :o)

Lynn Crain said...

You are so very welcome, Tamsyn!


Lynn Crain said...


I can so sympathize with you!

Deadlines can be horrible and that is why I am trying to come up with ways to make it so I don't have them in quite the same way.


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