Dancing with deadlines

A friend was given three months to illustrate a book.

“They think they’re helping by giving me all that time,” she said. “But it means I’ll spend two and a half months feeling guilty then do the work in the last fortnight as the deadline looms.”

I know exactly how she felt.

I’ve had nearly three weeks to write a column.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I’ve done some research, played with some ideas and composed bits of it in my head.

But it’s only now with the icy fingers of this afternoon’s deadline chilling my spine that I’m actually writing it.

Blogging will resume when it’s done.

4 Responses to Dancing with deadlines

  1. fredinthegrass says:

    Ah! The frailties of humankind, Hp. Happy writing – see you tomorrow.

  2. Alf Grumble says:

    If you haven’t firmed up your ideas yet, here’s a suggestion: a column on unsung heroes. Hmm. Where would one start? Oh, yes – you might start with Alf Grumble and work your way down from there…

  3. ihstewart says:

    I would have sympathy usually but having hoisted myself by my own jargon, I am trying to figure out what to write about the role of external stakeholders in the New Zealand Aquaculture industry.

    External sounded great in the conversation but defining it is proving to be a bit of a challenge.

  4. homepaddock says:

    Thanks Fred, all done.

    It wasn’t the topic that caused the procrastination Alf but I’ll keep your suggestion in mind for the future.

    IHS – External stakeholders – those who stand around outside holding stakes?

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