I don't know if it's a characteristic I despise or appreciate, but I work best under pressure. Tomorrow (August 27) is the deadline for contest entries for Ozark Creative Writers Contest, held in Eureka Springs in October. September 1 is the deadline for the Ozarks Writers League Contest, held in Branson in November. Have I done a single thing to prepare my submissions?
Will I get my submissions sent off in time?
Why? Because I work best under pressure. I need a deadline to be motivated, and though I'm not sure that's a good trait for a writer, it has always worked for me in the past. Something about a deadline and the adrenaline it kicks in gives me more energy and makes me think more clearly.
Maybe it's because I have an excuse to be in front of my computer for hours at a time rather than doing other things life throws at me. Maybe it's because I have a competitive spirit that makes me think I can compete with time itself.
I'm not sure of the reason. All I know is, it's time to get busy! So why am I blogging?