Monday, June 11, 2007


I need deadlines. I know this. I have known this for some time, but there's nothing like frustrating myself by pushing deadlines further and further out because I can.

I have tried, in the past, to set deadlines for myself. I've had other people attempt to set deadlines for me, but they tend to get squishy and I'm not held in the strictest fashion to them, and so they wander and I procrastinate and's all a mess.

When I have a concrete, external, you *must* meet this deadline imposed, I'm golden, but if I'm doing it on my own, I can tell myself that I don't *really* have to do it, because the only person I'm putting off is me.

Argh. I despise it. I don't suppose anyone has suggestions for how to get around that, do they? All suggestions cheerfully accepted.


Lenora Bell said...

Sorry. I've tried it all and nothing works. If it's not an absolute deadline from some source completely unrelated to family and friends, than it's no use. I feel your pain.

Tessa Dare said...

Yeah, I hear you. I've been trying to use RWA as a deadline, but even that's not working so great.

LOVE the new look of your website!

Catie said...

The only thing that seems to keep me on deadline is having a *lot* of them. I can manage both externally and internally imposed ones if I have regular external deadlines, but man, if they're all internal, it's *hard*.