You’ve got to love Scarlett O’Hara. No matter how much despair, and turmoil was thrown her way in Gone with the Wind, she never panicked. Instead, she calmly said, “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”
Apparently, I am the 21st century version of Scarlett O’Hara.
Don’t worry, I’m not dealing with any despair, or turmoil! Instead, I’ve simply adopted the mindset that everything can be dealt with tomorrow… Or next week… Or next month!
My third book is scheduled to be released in October. Sounds like plenty of time, right? That’s what I thought! So, I planned a holiday for August, and I’ve spent the past few weeks living off the natural high I got from Diamond Geezer‘s release. After all, October is light years away. I can worry about a plot tomorrow!
Unfortunately, my editor doesn’t see it that way!
We just had a meeting, and he told me that if I was planning on going on holiday in August, that was fine with him. The only catch? My manuscript has to be completely done before I leave. Then, he told me that if I’m going to stick to that timeline, I need to get a complete outline of the book — including all of the plot and character details — to him in 10 days.
All of a sudden, I’m on a major deadline! I guess I had better start working. Since time has already started ticking, this is one thing I can’t push back to tomorrow!
So, my “worker bee” status is officially back, and I’ve bid farewell to those lazy, carefree days — at least for now. Luckily, I’ve got plenty of people to help me get (and stay!) organised.
Looks like we’re off on another wild ride!