Have you wondered what it’s like to be all in and working towards a deadline with your creative work?
I think its better to talk to someone who is in the middle of it, than for me to yak on about what it takes to set boundaries and commit your time.
Randi’s goal is to finish her novel and release it on Halloween, 2015. That’s less than 5 months away.
For anyone who has spent years working on a novel, you know how scary a deadline for it being DONE can be.
For many creatives, getting started and building momentum can be easy, but getting to the finish successfully can be very hard…and scary.
I want to start off by saying thank you to Randi, because she took the time to answer my questions during her very committed time!
To Randi: You’re in the middle of a manic write to a deadline now–what has been the hardest change in your routine?
How many hours a day are you writing?
What have you done that has helped you?
What helps you stay on track and motivated?
How do you stay out of becoming overwhelmed and stressing over the looming deadline?
It’s certainly happened. I’ve had days where I wake up and I prepare these monolgues…I’m sorry, but I just can’t make dinner at all this week, please forgive me, I can’t do chores neither…cue desperate hair-pulling whines. But then I get to work and the joy of the creative process relaxes me. By the simple act of it raising my energy, all the stress and worries about what others expect of me fall away. And then the writing is down and I get ever closer to finishing.