Monday, April 07, 2008

deadlines..

Yes today I had a deadline to meet - finish writing and submit my 10 page feature treatment. So did I do it? No I didn't. Very unusual for me but, after 3 days of school holidays, Crusty Custard Mumple on a loop and an afternoon of extreme bungee trampolining with my daughter, I'd come to the conclusion that writing a treatment in 7 days was probably not possible. Instead I emailed off copious amounts of fascinating, distracting and thought-provoking (ahem) notes to sidetrack the producers along with a suggestion for a new date - which happily has been accommodated. [Lesson for producers - if writers have to meet a deadline - pay them afterwards not beforehand.]

As an aside - there seem to be so many other deadlines around this month - things to go in for, submit, write up bits for.. Don't you think? I wonder if its possible to meet all of them....

3 comments:

Elinor said...

You can only meet all of them if you never sleep.
I need my sleep.

fara said...

Oh me too Elinor.
In fact dreaming you've met deadlines is probably healthier...

Lianne said...

I'm a bit too fond of my sleep for deadlines as well. In fact, I could do with a snooze now...