Monday, March 25, 2013

@OBBookTours Liz Schulte Guest Post #Giveaway

How to Handle Pressure
How to Handle Pressure: Writing Under a Deadline
by Liz Schulte
I am lazy. It’s true. I am. However, I am a productive writer. How? Deadlines.
I love deadlines. They honestly keep me going and motivated all of the time. Before the start of each new year I make my writing schedule for the following year. Planning ahead allows me to prebook my editors, which puts extra importance on meeting my deadlines, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
Deadlines are often difficult to meet and with them comes stress—lots of stress.
First thing I want to point out is that to me writing is a job, not a hobby, so excuses aren’t going to cut it. If you find yourself making excuses, stop it. The more you allow yourself to excuse not making your deadlines the less likely you are to make them. Life happens to all of us. You have to work through the hurdles.
Second, set reasonable deadlines for yourself. Don’t procrastinate until you have to stay up all night to have any hope of making the deadline.
Third, write every day. Writing is easier with practice. The more you do it, the less you will struggle. I am not saying it will be easy to write every day, but once you have that muscle memory it will become a lot easier to muscle your way through the difficult days.
Fourth, don’t forget to relax and have fun. If you push yourself too hard you will burn out. So remember when making deadlines that you also need time for yourself too.
Fifth, set a routine. I know that routine perhaps goes against every artistic instinct you might have, but for me it makes my life so much easier. My routine makes it easy to sit down and write because it is th designated time I always write.
That’s my advice for how to handle the pressure of making a deadline. Good luck and thank you for having me on your blog today.
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Genre – Paranormal Romance
Rating – PG13
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Follow the tour:
26th March – Book Review & Author Interview at Imagination in Books
27th March – Author Interview, Guest Post & Book Feature atTotal Book Geek
28th March – Author Interview at City of Reviews
29th March – Guest Post & Book Feature at Delphina Reads Too Much
30th March - Book Review, Author Interview, Guest Post & Book Feature at Promiscuous Diva
31st March - Author Interview, Guest Post & Book Feature at We Fancy Books
1st April – Author Interview at Kindle Nook Books
2nd April – Guest Post & Book Feature at Unending TBR Pile
3rd April – Author Interview at Pages to Chapters to Covers
4th April – Book Feature at eInk Reviews
5th April – Author Interview at Reading My Addiction
6th April – Guest Post at Book Lover’s Dream

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