Deadlines are my frenemies

1 11 2012

I like them but I hate them.

Last night, I had to finish writing and send off a piece of fiction for my fiction class.  As I’ve said before, I find writing fiction extremely difficult, unlike writing other genres such as screenplay or creative non-fiction.  So there I was, home on Halloween night, both my eyes alarmingly red (from rubbing them and from staring at a screen for so long).  Every so often, I would abandon my computer, hang out with my cat in the other room, only to groan loudly and come back to my computer and continue writing.  Finally, after tying all the scenes together, I declared it good enough for a first draft (which is still pretty crappy) and submitted it with about twenty minutes to midnight.

A friend just texted me and asked what I did for Halloween.  I will tell him I was a zombie last night.

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