Tuesday, August 08, 2006

On Deadlines

I have just pushed yet another story to the backburner.

Was it going horribly wrong? Was I stuck at a dead end? Was I sure that it would never see the light of publication?

Nope. I ran out of time. Technically, with both of these, I could have finished them and kicked them out the door, but I knew they would read like what they are. Rushed. Hurried. And they'd reflect badly on me as representations of what I can do.

Besides, it's not like I don't have plenty of other stuff to write. I'm not giving up on these pieces. I'm just waiting a while. I'll come back to them I'm sure. I like them quite a bit.

Mostly, I need to be more realistic with myself about deadlines. If something is due by the middle of the month, starting it on the first is just silly.

In other exciting news, I have the cover for my October book! And I'm in love. Sable outdid herself and I'm so thrilled.

Stacking the Deck cover

Isn't she gorgeous?


Shelli Stevens said...

I love your cover! That has got to be one of the best covers Sable has done. You're going to sell a ton of books on cover alone!

Loribelle Hunt said...

Awesome cover!! I love all three of the VM covers. :)

And the backburner...yeah I got a lot of stuff there lol!

Jodie said...

It's Hawt!

I know what you mean about deadlines, but it's good practice in a way. Just need to push it out to a realistic line.... uhh, that ability I lack sometimes. Why do we do this to ourselves??

Bella Tyler said...

That is a fantastic cover!!!!

M.E Ellis said...

Lovely woman on your cover.


Lyric said...

That's a great cover. I can't wait to read the 3 Musketeers Halloween stories!

Jen said...

Ohhhh pretty! It looks fabulous Sara. I can't wait to read it.

Ann Cory said...

It looks lovely! Sable is an amazing artist - I love all her work.


Congrats :)

Karen Erickson said...

Gorgeous - I love ALL of the Octoberfest covers. They are all simply stunning.