There are some positive and negatives to everything in this world, including deadlines. Having a deadline gives me a clear and precise expectation and a time-frame to work within to meet them, while struggling to also maintain a spirit of excellence in my work.
Deadlines and expectations also gives Murphy the same thing. He tends to work overtime to do, send and lend a hand to anything he can think to knock me off course, tempting me to rush and give only partial effort. I must persevere, push forward, and not allow anything to give me to pause or an opportunity to present less than my best.
Today I sit here with a clear deadline and directive from my publisher to complete the latest edits for Milledgeville Misfit. Half my face is smiling; the other half shares a grimace, yet on I strive for excellence. I'm reminded of a proverb: "Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men." Again, I have such great expectations.
Till next time,