If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.
Cloud questions blitzball. (i had to gif this…)
getting nearer to the end of ac3 and i keep having to break up gameplay with trips to see gifs of kittens on tumblr because oh my god
Hell hath no fury like a woman interrupted when reading a really good book.
"Caution’s nothing without charisma. If a man plays the fool, then it’s only fools he’ll persuade. But appear to be the devil… and all men will submit.”
Deadlines are a fact of life for writers. And sometimes it’s hard to stay sane when you’re facing a tight deadline (or two or three…). Whether it’s a self-imposed time frame for building your author platform or a publisher breathing down your neck for edits to your novel, working under pressure can be stressful.
Time constraints are usually manageable, but it’s human nature to procrastinate—so many distractions!—and writers sometimes end up working feverishly around the clock right to the last minute. So, how do you stay sane when you’re on a deadline? Here are a few tips.
"Stop procrastinating" is kind of the problem, though, isn’t it? It’s not that we don’t know we shouldn’t procrastinate, it’s getting up the motivation to bull through it. It’s a matter of self-discipline, and that shit is hard, usually takes more than just, “Hey, I’m gonna stop procrastinating.”
I find leaving the house to be the most effective way to encourage focus. You’ve trained yourself to think that time at home is generally time when you don’t work. I’ve trained myself to go to coffee shops to Get Shit Done, especially the ones without free Wi-Fi, which costs like $1.75 each time but is way more effective. Behavioral conditioning ftw.
Also, showers. It’s forced idle time for your brain while you go through a familiar routine, and I used to keep a little waterproof journal in there. I wrote half my Master’s dissertation there.