A big, ballsy declaration (don’t be chicken)

Mark Stay Writes

Howdy, this month’s chicken centrefold is Giz. Say hello to Giz…

IMG_1678 Visitors are always welcome to the writing room…

We’ve learned quite a few things on the Bestseller Experiment podcast, but the one lesson that’s really chimed with me is the importance of a deadline. And not only a deadline, but a big, public bastard declaration of a deadline that you can’t go back on without making yourself look a complete pillock and suffering big heapings of public shame when you don’t meet it.

It focuses the mind of a writer, forces you to make difficult decisions, doesn’t give you much time for self-doubt, and increases productivity. Just have a look at Brandon Sanderson’s website: he has little progression bars for each of his projects right there on the homepage, and I’m sure this plays a big part in maintaining his incredibly prolific output. Deadlines can be terrifying, but…

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One Response to A big, ballsy declaration (don’t be chicken)

  1. ronald allen says:

    oh ya ……..Deadlines can be terrifying……..but product rules reason …….= established securities …
    comment ……you know i have been saving for a new bath tub …. the older type with the tiger claw legs ……..i have had an impossible time doing so……but i have bot lost hope …….ra

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