Deadline – Theme Friday

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There is a reason the word dead is in deadline. It’s because you practically kill yourself trying to meet an arbitrary time frame. When you do, there is rarely any clamor. Perhaps a high-five or two (do people still high-five?). Usually though just silence. Thick and still. Dark and quiet. Silence. As though defying time, giving up sleep, food and social contacts is ordinary behavior. Because deadlines are important. More important than you are, no doubt.

After the deadline is met, you become dead. The work is done and handed over. Until or unless there is more work you don’t exist. Nobody is thinking about your deadlines. To pay the electric bill or the rent. That you might need to feed yourself or perhaps the cat. That cars do not run on empty. Really? No shit.

Your gotta haves and need it nows gotta wait and get it later. Cuz see…the deadline is met. And you? Dead tired. Dead broke. Dead wrong. You’re… just… dead.

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Where is Christine’s deadline taking her?

Update

 

Hey Everybody,

Sorry I haven’t been around much – though you all know my plight by now. The synopsis is coming along – but slowly. I think I may actually meet my deadline. I’m about 2/3 of the way through.

Of course, I have no idea what my writer friend will say once she’s read it, so I’m in no way out of the woods yet.

After the synopsis, I have a few stories I want to prep for submission as well. Don’t know how long that will take or how much work it will end up being – but it won’t be nearly as painful as the synopsis I don’t think. So…posting may be light for a little while.

I have asked a couple of fellow bloggers to do guest posts and they may well do so, so you may have something to read soon. Hopefully, I’ll squeeze out some posts myself. Fingers crossed.

I know you all know how important this stuff is to me and I thank you for your support in this. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Have to get back to work now – will check in again soon, I hope.

Have a great weekend and thanks for all the great comments of the last few days (which I finally managed to respond to).

Annie