That was my frantic question yesterday – I’m a week behind! When I originally posted my last writer’s log, I dated it Oct. 12th. My brain is dragging.
Panic set in yesterday when I realized I had two days to finish two articles for two separate periodicals. The problem? I’m a week behind – I thought I had nine days to write one of them. I hadn’t even started the research!!
But I can finally look back on my college days and stop lamenting that I don’t remember anything about Victorian literature (except that I didn’t understand most of it), and I can rejoice in a different bit of knowledge that my English degree bestowed upon me: how to write a paper in a week.
Granted I’ve only go two days, but the comparison still works.
In college, there were a few times when I had 10 days or less to put together a research paper. That usually involved reading a book or essays I’d never read. It usually also involved at least 5-10 pages.
My assignments today are a breeze. Since I only work part-time, on an as-needed basis, the editors contact me when they need some fill-in writers. They usually send me topic ideas. I pick the one that most appeals to me, which makes the research fun! Plus, I’m only looking at 750 words, which is less than three pages. Once you start adding quotes and citations, the article nearly writes itself!
So I finished my first drafts yesterday. Today I’ll edit, rewrite, then edit and rewrite again before I have my hubby take a crack at it.
Wednesday morning deadline, here I come!