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Deadlines may be the Death of Me~ 
31st-Oct-2009 03:34 am
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What a day. What a week. (What a year . . .)

Well, we got through it somehow. Writing Group on Monday, the first phase of our move on Tuesday, along with lots of setbacks and annoyances both large and small. The 'recycling lady' crapping out on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by having to just pay to have the rest of the furniture hauled off just in the nick of time on Thursday afternoon. The board meeting Thursday night, with everything passing, including the latest version of our damn bylaws. And then today's move-in of the new owners, which was something of a circle jerk, but eventually got finished.

I didn't get my budgets done, or even started. But as Sue pointed out, who was it that said Monday was the deadline? I think that was me.

And on the writing front, I promised a Halloween Public Enemies story, but Charlie already used my haunting of Melvin Purvis idea, and BradyGirl did the death mask thing, so I'm out of ideas. Aside from having Dillinger or Mel suddenly end up a damned vampire (sparkly or not sparkly?), I find my imagination is as catatonic as the rest of me.

And I bet the vampire thing's been done, too.


I'm still exhausted and vaguely depressed. Last year I was all excited about my transformation to Sarah Palin, and this year Halloween is pretty much slipping like a wraith past my consciousness. I just have to admit I can't do it all. Today I reached capacity, something that almost never happens.

Well, I've spent the last couple hours catching up here at LJ, commenting to friends and reading some stories. And now I've got to see if I can manage to write anything halfway decent, because I'm taking this weekend OFF (for the first time this month) and WRITING. I've got deadlines (Halloween challenge, NaNo and Writer's Digest popular fiction awards), and I love deadlines.

Even the word itself is perfect, especially on Halloween.

(I'll save my Andre Agassi rant for later. Can't face that now.)

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31st-Oct-2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Taking the weekend off ... good for you.

Wow, you love deadlines, but they're scary, lol, they turn me into a pillar of salt.

But they seem to motivate you, and motivation is like an enzyme in the body, very necessary.

Go girl.
31st-Oct-2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I love Halloween! Glad you are making some down time :)

1st-Nov-2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
Deadlines don't scare me half as much as Goals do! Short-term, long term, immediate, mid-point...scary stuff.

Wishing you a fun and fruitful writing weekend!
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