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Time flies when you suck at time management

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The eighth month has come

And summer will soon be done.

Thirty days less and leaves will turn

My pen silent and paper yearn.

Words unspoken and story untold,

No one will hear my tale unfold.

Ink drying, paper shriveling,

The heroes left alone and shivering.

For I have neglected them, fool I am,

Despite for them the plans I had.

Should I leave them quiet still,

Arden Falconer and Tristan Mills,

Then no one could love them as I do,

So a countdown I’ll create, and make them true.

The clock is ticking, the pen waiting,

And I’ll dive in now, and get creating.

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Or, in the non-rhyming version: I NEED TO START SOME HEAVY WRITING BEFORE SUMMER IS GONE. I’d like to finishing the second draft by Halloween, and making this absolute date should — hopefully — keep me on the straight and narrow.

The Doctor is right. As usual.

Do you find you slack in your writing unless you have an unwavering deadline? What do you do to keep yourself on track? Happy writing!

Brought to my senses by a cat.

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Here I am, sitting out in the glorious, buttery, golden sun with my laptop. My cat Remus is trying to eat my charger cord. I’m surfing through a dozen different blogs I follow, and a sharp pain in my calf — Remus has taken to biting my leg rather than the cord now — yanks me from my Internet-heavy haze.

Bad, Libby! Bad!

I have two weeks to meet my deadline for finishing my fantasy-esque novel (which is yet to be titled!) and I’m online? I have 10 more chapters to write (about 25000 words) plus editing and I’m looking at pictures of adorable shoes?

*hits self on hand with rule*

Bad Libby.

I believe I shall be disconnecting my computer from the World Wide Web until May. It is for the best, though I shall miss you. I reaaaaally need to spend the majority of my time with Arden Falconer and friends/foes.

And so, farewell, readers. I shall be seeing you either when I finish my novel (I highly doubt I’ll  get it done in time) or when May comes and I can work at my own pace again.

I leave you now with an article by Jon Tattrie. Enjoy, let them grumble, and watch out for Nargles (and other assorted creatures)!

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